Apollo Now Live on Labs

Haven't you heard? The Apollo runtime, SDK and documentation is now available on Adobe Labs.
This is a pre-release and as such targeted at developers. What is Apollo? According to Adobe it is 'the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.'

Breezo: Apollo Explained

Here is what I think is the best overview and explanation of Apollo to date. I myself have struggled to fully understand what Apollo is, what it will be capable of and how it will help me as a developer. This Breezo sums Apollo up very nicely. You should seek about 15 minutes into the presentation if you want to go straight to the Apollo content.

Exciting times ahead! I love the idea of being able to build desktop apps using web technologies - maybe that's because web technologies is all I know ;-)

I feel overwhelmed, in a good way. Not only are we being handed Flex2 and Flash9/AS3 but Apollo is also scheduled to be released for preview on Labs later this year(!) with a version 1.0 out in 2007.

And who knows, maybe Adobe is working on FMS3. And if they are I would bet they will add AS3 support. One can wish.

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