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Adobe by Michael Givens

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Chapter 1Welcome to Apollo

What Is Apollo?

Apollo is the code name for Adobe’s innovative new technology that consists of a cross-platform system runtime that enables developers to leverage their existing web development skills, such as Flex, Flash, HTML, JavaScript, and AJAX, to create rich desktop applications that can be deployed on Windows and Mac operating systems. A Linux version is slated to follow shortly after the 1.0 release. The Apollo technology enables developers to take their established web-based projects, and all the benefits that are inherent in deployment on the web, and further enhance the feature set by adding interaction with the desktop’s local resources. Apollo enables such features as file I/O, online/offline capabilities, ...

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