It’s been my experience that successful developers make use of the resources available to them. Sure, it’s great to have the ability to figure everything out on your own. But realistically, it’s best to save those skills for when you need them.
Among a variety of resources for Adobe AIR developers at the Adobe Developer Connection is the Adobe AIR Cookbook. The cookbook provides recipes for solving challenges commonly encountered when building applications. That should leave you more time to work on the unique aspects for your application.
Many of these recipes come from the community—itself another great resource. For the next few weeks you may have added incentive for contributing to the cookbook yourself: a shot at winning prizes. Deadline is September 26th, 2008. See Michael Koch’s announcement for details.