Last week, while twittering, we came up with the idea of having a "virtual classroom" setting, using Adobe Connect to get together and work through building an AIR application from scratch. So we did just that. This was a private session, so don't feel like you missed an announcement. I wanted to keep it small and informal so that we could feel OK about speaking freely, having fun and learning through questions and discussion.
This is a very rough presentation. I did not have a lot of time to prepare and I had zero time to practice anything. So please do not expect a polished presentation. This is more a group of geeks getting together and discussing/demonstrating AIR and jQuery.
I got a lot out of this session too. All three of these guys know more about jQuery than I do, so I learned some awesome new tricks.
We talked about starting an AIR application, about event-driven programming in AIR and jQuery and about working with Synchronous SQL connections using a SQLite database. I did not get to cover as much stuff as I had hoped, but that gives us an opportunity to cover more in the future. Adobe AIR does a TON of stuff.
This really was a lot of fun, and we are planning on doing a follow up to look at some other topics in AIR. I also have some other ideas of "classes" I would like to host. So please, as a viewer, if you like this and got something out of it, please speak up in the comments, so we know if we should bother with the recording in the future.
Here is the recording link
NOTE: I'm sorry, but I forgot to enable the 'Full Screen' button in Connect before we started, and I don't think I can do it after the fact. If you click the "Scroll" button at the bottom of the screen it will give out a zoomed view so you can see the code.