Adobe AIR Released

This week Adobe has released Adobe Integrated Runtime (external link), or AIR for short. AIR is an amazing advancement of web technology, bringing it to the desktop! Basically, it allows developers to use web technologies - HTML, JavaScript, Flash, etc. - to build applications for the desktop. AIR uses the Webkit rendering engine and allows developers to create applications that will work on both Mac OSX and Windows.

Personally, I have not had a chance to play around with AIR just yet, but I am extremely excited to see web technologies being used on the desktop in a cross-platform environment.