I have been playing with the newly released version 1.0 of Adobe AIR lately. To say the least it is really a cool technology. It could be used to build rich Internet applications that can be deployed to the desktop and run across different operating systems. To be more clear it is an environment which allows developers to build desktop applications that utilizes the client – server architecture.
One thing thats is a relief is AIR doesn’t have a new language(Another language to learn and i would have said goodbye to AIR). Rather it allows developers to use existing languages or technologies to build AIR applications. There are three options you could use to build AIR applications.
- 1) HTML/AJAX
- 2) Adobe Flex (another cool technology by Adobe)
- 3) Adobe Flash cs3
Here are some sample applications in the official Adobe site
And here are some rapidshare links to some video tutorials to get you started in AIR.