Adobe Flash Builder 4 (formerly Adobe Flex Builder) software is designed to help software developers rapidly develop cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) and content using the open source Flex framework. It includes support for intelligent coding, debugging, and visual design and features powerful testing tools that speed up development and lead to higher performing applications.
You can sign up for Adobe Developer Week so you can have the opportunity to learn about Flex, Flash Builder, AIR, Flash Player, and other Adobe technologies for free, directly from Adobe evangelists and product managers. These technology experts will present live, online demos, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions during an interactive Q&A session at the end of each presentation. You may be eligible to win cool prizes.
Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime environment for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as a desktop application. Anyone who realize the future of Adobe AIR really want to learn it. To see the magic of Adobe AIR, here is the list of Adobe AIR tutorials & resources that includes some useful tutorials and few great applications that has been developed on Adobe AIR.
Introduction to Adobe Air
Creating a Downloader for YouTube with Flex & Air
Building an Adobe Air application with Flex
10 Adobe AIR Must See Applications
Adobe AIR apps for designers and developers
Adobe Air is a framework which allows building desktop applications. Adobe Air applications are based on two technologies: Html/Js and Flash. Developers can choose to build desktop application via Html/Js, Flash or Flex. After a brief overview of the architecture, we will build a simple application using Html/Js.
Step 1 – Architecture of an Air application
Step 2 – OS level functionalities
Step 3 – Installation
Step 4 – Configuration
Step 5 – Project creation
Step 6 – Running the application
Step 7 – Deploying Air application
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“This week, Adobe announced the beta release of the Text Layout Framework, an extensible library, built on the new text engine in Adobe Flash Player 10. This will allow developers and designers to use more sophisticated typography layouts in Web applications. The framework is intended for use with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional or Adobe Flex, and is included in the next version of Flex, code named Gumbo.”