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Section 4: Building Air Applications - Pg. 191

Building Air ApplicAtionS In this section we describe an Adobe AIR application and its dif- ferences with respect to Flex applications. We also describe how to set up an Adobe AIR project and explain the different ways to package an application for distribution. We highlight the capa- bilities of the Adobe AIR framework, such as reading and writing files, interacting with local databases, and detecting and manipu- lating storage devices connected to the computer. AIR is an acronym for Adobe Integrated Runtime. Much like the Java runtime, it is an environment that allows executing