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April 15, 2008

AIR testimonial

AIR testimonial: I know lots of people like it, but I like how it solved a problem here. Galen Gruman of InfoWorld had some Ajax applications, and needed to make a desktop widget, and: "The weekend before I was due to deliver my working prototypes of the Windows Sentinel Web and mobile front ends, I saw that the Adobe AIR SDK and the companion plug-ins for Dreamweaver and Flash had just been released for download. I figured, 'Let's see what AIR can do.' Less than two hours later, I was able to essentially export my mobile Web pages into desktop widgets. Better, Adobe AIR produces a single executable that runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X Leopard -- and, soon, Linux." Even better is his conclusion: "I think most organizations will discover that Dreamweaver and Flash have magically become an easy lightweight development platform that a wider range of employees can put to good effect than could ever use a full-blown IDE." Lots more people can do lots more stuff. That's good. :)

Posted by JohnDowdell at April 15, 2008 10:28 PM