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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx: How to Run and Adobe AIR App CodeUnit 15 JUL 2010

To run any one of the brilliantly useful Adobe AIR applications floating around there on your shiny new Ubuntu Lucid Lynx installation is actually pretty easy, thanks in the most part to Adobe’s releasing a Debian installer package for the Adobe AIR Application Installer.

So first things first, download the .deb package from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/air/. Once downloaded, double click and install.

The next step is to then locate the Adobe AIR application you wish to use and download the .air installer file to you system. Double clicking on it should then launch the Adobe AIR Application Installer which will in turn give you the option to install the AIR application you just clicked on. And that’s pretty much it. Follow all the prompts as necessary and note where the executable file gets dumped – that’s the file you’ll want to click on to launch the application after install – though clicking on the original .air application will give the option to execute the already installed application as well!

So, so simple these days! :)

Cross Platform Regular Expression (RegEx) Tool: RegExr CodeUnit 11 JAN 2010

Regular expressions are plain and simple an enormous headache – but man when you get them to work for you then they are the most powerful guns known to any string-manipulating madman out there.

By now of course there are plenty of great tools to run and test and flex your regular expression muscle out there, floating around on the Net, but you can now safely add a new cat to the bag with the release of the platform independent RegExr, built on the Adobe Air platform using the wonder that is Flex 3.

Grant Skinner’s little gskinner group have slapped together a great little Adobe Air app that allows you to play around with regular expressions to your heart’s content, but at the same time provides you with some great sample data and tutorial information in order to increase your regex knowledge, as well as a nifty little community feature that allows you to save and share your regex recipes with other like-minded madmen out there.

It’s a fantastic little desktop tool that runs equally well on Ubuntu, Windows or a Mac, and if you’re too lazy to download the desktop application, you can even run it straight from your browser at http://gskinner.com/RegExr/.

To download/install the far more nifty Adobe Air app though, browse through to the mobile ready site at http://www.gskinner.com/RegExr/desktop/

Enjoy.

Related Link: http://www.gskinner.com/RegExr/desktop/