I was just trying to get a handle on
the new technologies and was wondering if
some one could give me some insight. I have
gathered several statements below but am still
unclear how everything fits together.
Flex Builder is a development environment
for developing RIAs.
Flex is also a development framework where
any editor can be used to develop Flex applications.
Adobe Flex Builder is just Adobe's solution to developing
Flex Builder can also be used to develop AIR applications.
Flash or HTML/AJAX can also be used to develop AIR
AIR runtime needs to be installed on a machine in order to
run AIR applications. Is this equivalent to Flash Player
to be installed on a machine in order to run Flash
So what is the difference between the Flex framework and AIR
framework? I have seen where an AIR extension needs to be
installed for Flex Builder. What is the default that Flex
publishes to, a Flex exe?
Both frameworks seem to be based on AS3. I have read a
but am still
unsure how Flex and AIR files are different.
Your statements in your post are true about AIR and Flex. AIR
frees you to a certain extent from the restrictions of the Flex
sandbox so you can create RIA that behave much like desktop apps
(can access the local file system, etc.). And you can create AIR