In AIR 2 with Flash and Flex Essential Training, author James Talbot shows how to develop and deploy Flash-based native applications with Adobe AIR 2. The course includes demonstrations in all supported development environments: Flash Professional CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, and Flash Builder 4. The course explains how to build and deploy native desktop applications that are integrated with the operating system and use many of the runtime's features, including native installers, offline capability, interacting with other processes, and more. Exercise files are included with the course.
Explaining runtime applications
Installing and using the Adobe AIR 2 SDK
Compiling a project in Flash Builder
Packaging an AIR application in Flash Professional
Converting a Flex project to an AIR project
Creating application windows
Moving and copying files across the operating system