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March 17, 2007

Lights! Camera! Apollo! Desktop RIAs Take Off: New from O'Reilly Media and the Adobe Developer Library--Apollo Pocket Guide

Sebastopol, CA--Now you can build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop using the Flex(tm) framework from Adobe(r). Written by members of the Apollo product team, Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide (O'Reilly & the Adobe Developer Library, $14.99) is the first official guide to using your web development skills in building RIAs for the desktop with the Alpha release of Apollo--the innovative cross-platform desktop runtime from Adobe Labs.

"We're hearing positive buzz in the web developer community around the Apollo release, and producing a concise resource like the pocket guide is the logical first step in helping developers get up and running fast," said Laurie Petrycki, General Manager, O'Reilly Media. "It's exciting to be able to help developers understand how to bring RIAs from the Internet to the desktop with Apollo and Flex."

"RIAs, a class of web applications that currently work in the browser, have become a core element of today's computing experience," said Mike Chambers, Apollo product manager at Adobe, and one of the pocket guide's authors. "'Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide' will show Flex developers how to bring their applications to Apollo, extending them to the desktop--a complement to their web applications."

In clear language, this handy new pocket guide describes concisely how Apollo works, and offers numerous examples for those who want to begin building RIAs for the desktop right away.

Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide explains how to:
  • Set up your development environment
  • Create your first application
  • Use the File I/O API
  • Use HTML within Flex-based Apollo applications
  • Use the included Apollo mini-cookbook for common tasks

Web developers will learn the basics of building Apollo applications from Flex applications. The pocket guide is also an ideal reference for tackling specific problems.

About the Adobe Developer Library Series:
The Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source. Adobe Developer Library books are published by O'Reilly Media.

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Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide: A Developer's Reference for Apollo's Alpha Release
Mike Chambers, Robert L. Dixon, Jeff Swartz
ISBN 10: 0-596-51391-7, 121 pages, $14.99 US, $19.99 CAN
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