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1. AIR

Chapter 1. AIR

Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.

Henri Bergson

Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), initially code-named Apollo, was created in 2007 as an environment for building Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) running outside the browser while benefiting from desktop features. With AIR, developers can write desktop software using ActionScript, HTML, or JavaScript for the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms. Each application is installed as a standalone client application; its proper execution requires that the AIR runtime be installed in the environment. Figure 1-1 shows the Apollo and AIR logos.

Apollo and AIR logos
Figure 1-1. Apollo and AIR logos

  

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