10 Adobe AIR Books Worth Looking Into

Looking to get serious with Adobe AIR, what a better way to learn from the experts available from the AIR community. Here is compiled list of new Adobe AIR books,written from the top experts in community, that will get you up to speed on the new technology. Enjoy!

If there is a book I am forgetting, I would be glad to know what else is available.

Creating Mashups with Adobe Flex and AIR

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In this book you’ll learn

  • how to use Flex 3 in conjunction with ActionScript 3.0 to build powerful applications;
  • how you can use Adobe AIR to take your application from the Web and onto the desktop;
  • the differences between developing for the Web and for the desktop;
  • how you can use the APIs of popular web services such as Flickr, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Last.fm as data sources for your application; and
  • how to optimize your applications for fast and efficient performance.

Adobe AIR: Create – Modify – Reuse (Programmer to Programmer)

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In this book you’ll learn

  • How to communicate with the computer file system
  • Techniques for using and customizing the native windowing API
  • How to read from and locate mp3 files on a local machine to assemble a music library
  • Ways to interact with HTML and JavaScript content within a Flex-based application
  • How to use the native drag-and-drop API for opening and saving image files
  • How to play H.264- and FLV-encoded video
  • Techniques for restyling an HTML page off the Internet locally
  • How to communicate with a local database and expand upon occasional connectivity

Beginning Adobe AIR: Building Applications for the Adobe Integrated Runtime (Programmer to Programmer)

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In this book you’ll learn

  • All about the programming languages available for AIR development
  • How to work with the various tools for building AIR applications
  • Steps for getting data into AIR applications from XML, ColdFusion, JSON, and Web Services
  • Ways to take advantage of the HTML and File System components
  • Strategies for utilizing AIR APIs that handle interactions with the operating system
  • How to move a Flex application to the desktop

Professional AIR: Application Development for the Adobe Integrated Runtime

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In this book you’ll learn

  • Translates languages, frameworks, and architectures of existing Web development
  • Builds progressively to more advanced topics, culminating in real-world applications
  • To manipulate AIR to bring RIA development to the desktop

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