By   ”ten techniques used to improve performance, usability, and security of AIR applications, and to make the development process faster and easier:

  • Keeping memory usage low
  • Reducing CPU usage
  • Storing sensitive data
  • Writing a “headless” application
  • Updating the dock and system tray icons
  • Handling network connectivity changes
  • Creating “debug” and “test” modes
  • Detecting when the user is idle
  • Managing secondary windows
  • Programming for different operating systems……..”

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