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Announcing the Adobe AIR Cookbook Cook-off!

By Mary Rotman
August 13, 2008

Think you can solve common Adobe AIR related coding problems? Then you qualify for the Adobe AIR Cookbook Cook-off contest sponsored by O'Reilly Media to celebrate the upcoming publication of the Adobe AIR Cookbook.

During this contest, we invite you to submit your best solutions to common AIR coding challenges for a chance to win some great prizes.

Who: RIA developers who are legal residents of the United States
What: Solution to a common Adobe AIR related coding problem
Where: Adobe AIR cookbook website at
When: Entries accepted between August 11 and September 26, 2008
Why: To have a chance at winning one of four great prizes--as well as
helping others in the community build better AIR apps

Four winners will be chosen. They will be awarded one of the following prizes:

Grand prize--One pass to the Adobe MAX 2008 conference in San Francisco, California (November 16-19)--valued at US$1,695--and also US$500 in O'Reilly Media books

Second prize--Every English-language Adobe Developer Library (ADL) book published by O'Reilly Media prior to September 1, 2008

Third prize--Five O'Reilly Media books of the winner's choice

Community choice award: $350 in O'Reilly Media books to the winner of the top-rated recipe during the contest period. For details on how to enter the contest, go to:

Entries will be judged by a committee of experts from the RIA developer community and Adobe based on user experience, implementation, creativity, relevance, and (for lack of a better word) "AIR-ness." Winners will be notified by e-mail or letter by October 15, 2008.

For more details on the terms and conditions of the contest, visit the AIR Cookbook Cook-off Rules and Regulations page on InsideRIA: http://www.insideria.com/air-cookbook-rules.html.

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