Podcast : August 28, 2006

This weeks podcast includes an update on Apollo, Fall conferences discussing Apollo, and ActionScript / JavaScript performance numbers.

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This weeks podcast discusses:

  • Update on Apollo
  • Apollo at Conferences this Fall
  • ActionScript / JavaScript Performance Numbers

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2 Responses to Podcast : August 28, 2006

  1. John laPlante says:

    I’ve listened to several of your podcasts. Traditional desktop apps is a topic that I think relevant. I think a real measure of the validity of Flex 2 for applications are tools like word processors, spreadsheets etc. While the Flash world encompasses much more, these basic applications are used everyday. Given the proliferation of HTML/Javascript/Ajax solutions such as writely, google spreadsheets, and the seeminly dozens of competitors, it seems like someone would build these in Flex 2. I was reminded of this topic after reading the following article.http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/6273/983/

  2. mike chambers says:

    John,Thanks for the comments. Apollo is focused at making it possible to bring Rich Internet Applications to the desktop. It is not (at least not for 1.0) targeted at being a general application runtime.However, given that Apollo supports HTML / Ajax as a first class citizen (i.e. you can build Apollo applications in HTML / JavaScript), it would be relatively trivial to bring some of the web based applications you mention to the desktop via Apollo (and in the process, allow them to take advantage of being on the desktop).Also, make sure to check out the notes from the Max keynote, where a very impressive Flex based word processor was shown running as an Apollo application.http://weblogs.macromedia.com/dehaan/archives/2006/10/keynote_from_da.cfmmike chambersmesh@adobe.com