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Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide by Jeff Swartz, Rob Dixon, Mike Chambers

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with Apollo Development

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.

Installing the Apollo Alpha 1 Runtime

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:

http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo

Windows Installation

To install the Apollo runtime on a Windows computer:

  1. Download the Apollo Runtime Alpha 1 Windows installer file from http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo.

  2. Open the ZIP file.

  3. Double-click the Apollo.msi file.

    An installation window is displayed.

  4. When the installation is complete, click the OK button.

Mac OS Installation

To install the Apollo runtime on Mac OS:

  1. Download the Apollo Runtime Alpha 1 Mac installer file from http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo.

  2. Open the zip file and double-click the Adobe Apollo.dmg file.

    The Adobe Apollo window is displayed.

  3. Double-click the Adobe Apollo.pkg file.

    The Install Adobe Apollo window is displayed.

  4. Click the Continue button, in the lower lefthand corner of the window.

    The “Select a Destination” page ...

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