Use Ext, Aptana, and AIR to build desktop applications

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Joe Lennon

Date archived: May 16, 2019 | First published: July 22, 2008

While Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 have been all the rage, the latest wave of emerging technologies are focusing on not only giving Web applications a desktop-like feel but actually bringing them to the desktop. The Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) has led the way, allowing Web application developers to leverage their existing knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, and Flex to build powerful desktop applications. In this tutorial, you will use the open source Aptana Studio IDE, the Adobe AIR plug-in for Aptana, and the open-source JavaScript framework Ext.

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