Friday, September 14th, 2007

Taking your Web Development skills to the desktop Using Adobe Integrated Runtime

Category: Adobe, Conferences, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gave us a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). The talk was designed for the Ajax developer, and special emphasis was given to the latest features in the AIR Beta to include:

  • File Pickers
  • Native Clipboard
  • Native Drag and Drop
  • Service Monitoring
  • Native Windows with Custom Chrome
  • Local Database

Kevin walks through these examples as he builds out sample AIR applications.

Go ahead and click here for the presentation from The Ajax Experience.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am

2.7 rating from 38 votes


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It would have been nice if we could “see” the demo, not just watch Kevin’s head talking… Also the presentation slides are not up on the conference page.

Comment by Claude — September 14, 2007

I don’t see what all the fuss is about. it only runs on windows/mac and hasn’t Mozilla been doing this for eons?

Comment by Byron — September 14, 2007

Real player? Are you serious?

Comment by Chris — September 14, 2007

I agree with Byron. Real Player is in last place for publishing videos on the web that people can actually watch. Quite disappointing from Ajaxian.

Comment by Dave Bauer — September 14, 2007

Am i reading something else then you did? This article is about Adobe AIR, which gives you the tools to create a RIA that looks and feels like a desktop application, just like Outlook i.e. No browser interface around it, just your own interface (check this example:

So i don’t actually understand what Realplayer has to do with this?

Comment by MysticEarth — September 14, 2007

Add me to the list grumbling about RealPlayer. I don’t have it installed, don’t intend to do so (never had a good experience with it), and so never got to see the presentation. I would have figured Flash as the medium of choice here, given that it involves Adobe.

Comment by Cal Jacobson — September 14, 2007

Lol, first I didn’t notice when launching the presentation.. but now i know where all the fuss is about; presentation in realplayer. Indeed, that’s a shame! A very big shame!

Comment by MysticEarth — September 14, 2007

realplayer is a virus!

Comment by phil swenson — September 14, 2007

If I can interrupt all of the whining about RealPlayer, could you please post the slides (if any) from the presentation?

The video is a waste of time to watch without them (whether in RealPlayer or not :-). TIA.

Comment by WestAustinite — September 14, 2007

Dude, all you little whinie babies… install real player, uncheck all the default formats, and uncheck any other options (it’s called the custom/advanced option on install). Serioully, do you expect every piece of good content to be spoon fed to you.
“Oh, I’m so used to flash, I forgot how to use programs like real player that have been around for 5 years, and I don’t know how to manager my startup services and remove the update/messaging from the real player install”. If your reading the above post, then you better not be serious… If you are considering a desktop app with air, then you better not be afraid of putting real player on your computer.
Losers – ha ha

Comment by Chad — September 14, 2007

Oh, and Chris “Quite disappointing from Ajaxian.” (I quote)
Come on, you are one of that tiny milita of Ajaxian readers (you are indeed the minority) who gripe and complain, and blame… wait, are you serious? AJAXIAN???
For presenting you with content that they find interesting (and would like to share with you, the reader). Remind me of your blog’s address so I can micro-manage it through your comment system.

Comment by Chad — September 14, 2007

I caught the Adobe OnAIR Bus Tour here in Portland back in July. This platform has a ton of potential. After wandering over to Ext JS and learning how to use that incredible framework by Jack Slocum, I’m all set to build some nice stuff for several clients using HTML, JavaScript and SQLite.

By the way, great little smack-down there Chad! It’s unfortunate, but Ajaxian does seem to have a small but vocal group of whiners that drag me down every time I come here and visit. Thanks for the serious injection of reason into this biatch-fest.


Comment by Jeff — September 17, 2007

Wow, that is pretty incredible. You can download the apps they are talking about in the presentation, on Adobe’s website, along with the source code.

Comment by Mark Robinson — September 18, 2007


I’m not a big Real Player fan myself, so I’m working to get the original video recording and encode it for Flash.

Kevin Hoyt
Platform Evangelist
Adobe Systems, Inc.

Comment by Kevin Hoyt — September 22, 2007

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