Quick Apollo Update / Labs Release

The Apollo team is heads down working on finishing up the first public alpha release build for labs. I wanted to give a quick update on where we are, as well as provide some information about the labs release.

The first release on labs will be an alpha release. This means that the build will not be feature complete, and those features implemented may not be completely implemented (such as the windowing API). It also means that there will be bugs (make sure to check out the release notes before you play around with it).

Secondly, the first labs release will be targeted at Flex developers. HTML developers will be able to start building applications, but we won’t have HTML focused docs, and some of the HTML specific features are not as far along as some of the other features. The second labs release in the summer will be targeted at HTML developers.

We are really excited to see what developers do with Apollo, and can’t wait to finally get it into everyone’s hands.

Keep an eye on the Apollo section of Labs and my weblog for the latest info.

Adobe News Firefox Extension Updated for Firefox 2.0

I just updated the Adobe news Firefox extension so that it will now work with Firefox 2.0.

The extension has not yet been re-branded from Macromedia to Adobe, but it still aggregates all of the weblog posts from Adobe.

You can find more information, as well as download the latest version from here.

Apollo Camp is Sold Out

Well, that didn’t take long. Apollo Camp is sold out. If you didn’t get a chance to register, don’t worry. We will be recording all of the sessions and posting them online.

If you did register in line, don’t forget to bring your laptop to the conference. We might have a few things for you to play around with.

Apollo Camp Hotel Information

I have added some hotel information to the Apollo Camp page. We have obtained a special rate at the San Francisco Hilton. You can find more information on the Apollo Camp site.

If you havent registered yet, you need to do it ASAP. There are only 60 slots left, and it looks like they are going to fill up pretty quickly.

Apollo FAQ Translated to Albanian

Flakërim Ismani has translated the Apollo FAQ into Albanian.

Apollo Camp 1/2 Sold out in 24 Hours

Just a quick reminder, but if you are interested in attending Apollo Camp, make sure to sign up as soon as possible. We have 300 slots, and half of those are already taken.

What is Apollo Camp you ask? ApolloCamp is a free, one night, single track conference hosted by Adobe covering everything you need to know about getting started with building Apollo applications using Flex.

You can find more information, as well as register on the Apollo Camp page.

Apollo / Flex Pocket Guide Cover

We just finalized on the cover for the Apollo / Flex Pocket guide and I wanted to post it here (since it is not on Amazon yet.

Continue reading…

Apollo FAQ Translated to Polish

Michał Małaj has translated the Apollo FAQ to Polish.

You can view the English version here.

Announcing Apollo Camp San Francisco

The Apollo team is hosting a mini Apollo conference named Apollo Camp. Apollo Camp is a one night, single track conference hosted by Adobe covering everything developers need to know about getting started with building Apollo applications using Flex.

Who : Anyone interested in using Flex to build Apollo Applications

What : Apollo Camp – one night mini conference for Flash and Flex developers interested in getting started with Apollo

When : March 16th, 2007. 5 PM PST – 11:30 PM PST

Where : Adobe San Francisco Office. 601 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

You can find the latest agenda and other information on the event page. It is shaping up to be a pretty cool event.

The event is free, but registration is limited to the first 300 people.

Btw, everyone attending will get a copy of the Flex / Apollo Pocket Guide published by O’Reilly that we have been working on.

Apollo FAQ Translated to Serbian

The Apollo FAQ has been translated to Serbian.