This chapter discusses how to set up your development environment and start building Apollo applications using the Flex framework. It covers:
Where to get the tools and resources you need to develop Apollo applications
How to set up your development environment
How to develop, test, and deploy a simple Hello World application
This chapter has complete information on how to compile, test, package, and distribute Apollo applications.
You will need to install the Apollo Alpha 1 runtime on your computer and any computers on which you want to run your Apollo applications. The Apollo Alpha 1 installer is available on the Adobe web site at:
To install the Apollo runtime on a Windows computer:
Download the Apollo Runtime Alpha 1 Windows installer file from http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo.
Open the ZIP file.
Double-click the Apollo.msi file.
An installation window is displayed.
When the installation is complete, click the OK button.
To install the Apollo runtime on Mac OS:
Download the Apollo Runtime Alpha 1 Mac installer file from http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo.
Open the zip file and double-click the Adobe Apollo.dmg file.
The Adobe Apollo window is displayed.
Double-click the Adobe Apollo.pkg file.
The Install Adobe Apollo window is displayed.
Click the Continue button, in the lower lefthand corner of the window.
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