Adobe AIR is an application deployment extension used to make applications traditionally destined for the web available as browserless applications. This course explores the basics of AIR deployment for Flash CS4 developers including such topics as creating AIR files, creating AIR application and installer files, customizing AIR application publish settings within Flash CS4, and previewing and debugging AIR files. The course also covers using digital signatures to secure AIR applications, and customizing descriptor files.
The target audience is expected to be existing Adobe Flash developers who want to deploy applications directly to the desktop outside of browsers. Proficiency with web and desktop application development concepts, as well as Flash skills, is assumed.