this is a quick write up of the first part of the onair tour, I will clean this up later…
keynote Ryan stewart
Ryan Stewart, a Platform Evangelist at Adobe, provides an introduction to Adobe AIR and how it fits into the Adobe technology platform, and the larger RIA landscape.
marketing talk, adobe rules and stuff
focuses on the cross platform strength of air talks about ‘cocomo’ and ‘pacifica’ server side stuff. nice, but still closed source… air wants to bring the web developers to the desktop, by bringing the good parts of the web there.
shows a air app called uvlayer. Looks nice but still too much eye candy to me. google analytics app is cool, adds animation in a nice unobtrusive way… uses flash with html on one screen. pdf is used well, to render a print view. mapcache is a cool app
why ria on the desktop? branding, extended functionality. data access. you can use the flash player to access the same information on different platforms (web mobile desktop wii).
how using existing tools like textmate or aptana.
new 1.1 more languages post 1.1 three platforms the same… max 2008 dec 1-4 2008 milan italy
Building your first Adobe AIR application with Adobe Flex (Mike Chambers)
Learn how to setup your development environment and build your first AIR application using Flex 3 and Flex Builder 3.
flexbuilder based on eclipse
configuration in xml looks easy.
flex looks nasty, absolute positioning and stuff
good warning on certification, get a good one if you go commercial
shows how to build air apps with textmate and terminal. explains how app development is different than web development. app development has many things in common with java development
even flex developers have the java bug, putting presentation in the structure, boe.. maybe it is for demo purposes, but the stupid thing is that tons of people will copy/paste this. so that is why it is important to build your demo’s as clean as possible.