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Mar 7, 2009

Flex Camp Miami: Working With Data in AIR (David Tucker) 

by Maxim Porges @ 8:41 AM | Link | Feedback (0)

David Tucker gave an in-depth presentation covering all the different ways you can wrangle data with AIR.

While I'm fully familiar with AIR's general capabilities and the fact that you can access the file system with it, following David's topic I had a much better understanding of the specifics of AIR data management and several features that I was not aware existed. For example, I was not aware that you could access an encrypted local store with AIR; I figured you just had access to the standard local store like you do in Flex. David explained how AIR takes advantage of the native encryption mechanisms available on the OS it's running on, and showed examples of how to use it.

David went on to cover database access in AIR, including some of the performance gotchas associated with transaction management and best-practice strategies for fetching and saving data. Finally, he touched on some of the work taking place in the Flex space to produce ORM and data management frameworks.

Thanks to David for a great presentation. We are considering an AIR version of the next major StrikeTracker release, so I am sure I will be able to put what I learned to use.

All Flex Camp Miami Roundup Posts
Welcome and Keynote (Greg Wilson, Adobe)
Working with Data in AIR (David Tucker, Universal Mind)
In Search of AOP for AS3 (Maxim Porges, Highwinds)
Merapi or How To Blow Your Mind with AIR (Andrew Powell, Universal Mind)
The Art of Storytelling (Christian Saylor, Universal Mind)
Continuous Integration and Flex (Brian LeGros, Highwinds)
Spring & BlazeDS Integration (Jeremy Grelle, SpringSource)
Mate Flex Framework (Laura Arguello, ASFusion)