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My New Love Affair With Adobe AIR

While at php|tek this past week, I attended a session by "Ed Finkler":http://funkatron.com/ called "Building Desktop RIAs with PHP, HTML and Javascript in AIR":http://tek.phparch.com/c/schedule/talk/d2s3/0. At first, I was skeptical. Surely, this was all too good to be true. Duly inspired, I set off hacking on my own application. After a little while (roughly an hour), I had a fairly impressive mock-up of my application going. After downloading some more apps from "Adobe Application Exchange":http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=productHome&exc=24&loc=en_us, the whole idea of what Adobe is doing with AIR finally hit me. This is opening up real rapid application development to a whole slew of people who don't know those "real" languages like C#, C++, Objective-C, or Java. Anyway, it's awesome and you should try it out.