Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (November 19, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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I am an experienced developer and ActionScript Guru. About to face a huge project in AIR, I needed something that I could quickly go through to avoid reading online and clicking around (yes reading a book at the park its much nicer then browsing blogs and reading PDFs).Although the book is very verbose, therefore may suit well beginners, its a very handy book for experienced developers who want to dwelve into AIR.I am not a FLEX guy (I hate FLEX), and the book is aimed almost totally at FLEX and some Webkit apps. But even as a pure ActionScript developer I could follow the whole book with no problem understanding the logic of AIR.- The book is well written, and although its a bit flooded of not-so-really-useful scren captures, it saves you the time to click and read the popups yourself. Good also for beginners.- Chapters are organized intelligently. Very easy to skip directly to the part you need.- Common pitfalls and bug possibilities are highlighted, saving you hours of bug hunting.- If you are an advanced developer and want quickly understand how to dive in AIR, or if you are a beginner and need verbose how-to help, in both cases I strongly recommend this book.Respect to the authorsFilippo
Version 1.5 of Adobe AIR is included in this fine guide illustrating the application through a series of examples based on the official 1.5 release. Libraries strong in Adobe AIR development guides will appreciate a programmer's guide covering how to customize and tweak the program for maximum benefit. Included are downloadable examples and source code on the web, making for an even more valuable study tool.