HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

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Driving a Hybrid: The Basics of Adobe AIR

TPR7 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Plaster Student Union 317


Adobe AIR is a runtime environment for rich internet applications that can be deployed on the desktop. AIR applications run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and are a hybrid between Web-based applications that run in a Web browser, and traditional desktop applications. Developers create AIR applications using existing Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash or Flex. AIR then packages the application in such a way that allows it to run on the desktop.  

In this presentation, we will discuss: 1. the anatomy of a simple Adobe AIR application; 2. strengths and limitations of AIR; and 3. how AIR can be used with HTML and Ajax.


Christina Dulude
Web Developer, Duke University

Christina Dulude is responsible for the development and implementation of interactive applications at Duke University. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Classical Studies, and a minor in Computer Science. She went on to earn a Masters degree in Information Science, also from Indiana University.