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Adobe Apollo Alpha Available now from Adobe Labs – Get it while its Hot!

That’s right, you can now get the first public Alpha release of Adobe Apollo. The runtime, SDK, developer downloads, showcase gallery, the whole shebang. It’s available here: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/ [1]

Also of note, the official press release from Adobe available here: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200703/031907ApolloLabs.html [2]

There should be tons of chatter and posts over the next few hours and days, so keep an eye on the MXNA agregator, especially the Apollo Smart Category [3]

Apollo Documentation available here: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Apollo:Documentation [4]

You can also grab a PDF version of the O’Reilly Apollo for Flex Developers Pocket Guide [5] by Mike Chambers, Rob Dixon and Jeff Swartz.

Once you’ve got the runtime installed check out some sample applications here: http://www.adobe.com/go/apollo_samples [6] as well as several other now public applications making their way out through MXNA [3].

A nice introduction to building your first Apollo app by Andrew Muller [7] can be found here: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Apollo:Articles:Building_Your_First_Flex-based_Apollo_Application [8]

Via Mike Chambers [9]: “If you want to discuss Apollo application development with other developers, then check out the Apollo Coders mailing list [10].”

Also from Mike Chambers [9] – he spent a couple of days down at the Lynda.com offices to put together a complete video overview / introduction to Apollo and the videos have just been posted. They are available for free from from Lynda.com here: http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?id=378 [11] The videos cover everything you need to know to get started with Apollo development.

As an aside, I actually did some training videos for Adobe back in December/January through the fine folks at Lynda.com [12] – I can’t mention what exactly the videos are about until after the 27th of this month, so stay tuned for more info on that.

Vidoes from Apollo Camp are now available at: http://video.onflex.org/ [13]

Great aricle about the Local File System API in Apollo by Darron Schall [14] – read it here: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Apollo:Articles:Apollo_Local_File_System [15]

Great series of entries about Apollo with examples and source by Rich Tretola on his blog [16].

I’ll continue to add more relevant links to this entry as they come my way. More to come…