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Friday, May 25th, 2007

File Upload with Apollo and JavaScript

Category: Adobe, Articles, jQuery

Kevin Hoyt has posted a very detailed entry on a file upload component that he created with Apollo and JavaScript: Let’s say that you take a lot of pictures. You take pictures, but you don’t want to think about how to upload them. You’d really like an application to monitor a directory for new images, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am
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3.5 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Census: RIA Data Loading Benchmarks

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Dojo, Performance

James Ward of Adobe has created a Flex application that is able to run benchmarks on various RIA technologies called Census. The benchmark renders a large data table using: Ajax: HTML, SOAP, XML, JSON Dojo: JSON to Dojo filtering table Flex: SOAP to AS and E4X, XML to AS and E4X, AMF3, Paged The benchmark Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.9 rating from 54 votes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Adobe announces that it will be opening Flex under Mozilla License

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Adobe continues to impress with the direction that it is pushing with open products. Adobe Flex is being open sourced under a Mozilla-style license. This announcement is more than a “hey, now you can peak at the source code” move. Flex has shipped with source code for quite some time, and some core members of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 pm
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4.1 rating from 35 votes

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Adobe Apollo Alpha Release

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Adobe has now released Apollo into the wild with its alpha release. This is far from the final version, but does give everyone an early chance to play with the new platform. You can grab the runtime and the SDK for Mac and Windows to start building. There are sample applications to get inspiration from, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am
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3.7 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Adobe Engage: Apollo as Web+ rather than Desktop-

Category: Adobe

There has been a lot of coverage of the Adobe Engage event. Ben and I were also there and enjoyed being able to get a glimpse of what Apollo will have to offer. Today was the day of a dive into the tech itself instead of a bunch of demos (some cool, many not actually Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.5 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Photoshop Online

Category: Adobe, Flash, Office

Adobe has announced it will release a web edition of Photoshop. Yes, it will almost certainly be Flash based, not pure Ajax (technology aside, it’s the logical choice for the owner of the Flash platform!). Still, it’s big news for anyone involved in rich web apps…it wasn’t long ago when people would cite graphical editors Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:56 pm
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4.2 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Adobe asks Ajaxians to beta test Apollo

Category: Adobe, Ajax

Adobe wants to make Apollo a great environment for Ajax developers. They were looking to find a bunch of smart JavaScript hackers in the know to get involved in a private Beta of Adobe Apollo, and realised that the Ajaxian community was a great place for them to reach out. Therefore, if you have an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:55 am
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3.5 rating from 68 votes

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Creating a Flex application using the TurboGears framework

Category: Adobe, Python, Screencast

Screencasts are a nice way to learn certain things. Adobe has done a fun one, and got their own James Ward, and the knowledgeable Bruce Eckel together to write some code. The coding session is the pair of them building a sample app from scratch using TurboGears on the backend, and Flex on the front Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:31 am
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3.8 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Adobe Apollo Demos

Category: Adobe

Mike Chambers and Christian Cantrell of Adobe had some fun with a video camera, and Mike interviewed Christian as he demoed a couple of applications that has has written using the Apollo platform. The demo’s show a lot of integration between the world of Flash and HTML. First, Christian shows a little app that keeps Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:01 am
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4.4 rating from 143 votes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Adobe Open Sources JavaScript Engine in Mozilla Foundation

Category: Adobe, Announcements, Firefox

This is huge news. Adobe and the Mozilla Foundation announced that Adobe has contributed source code from the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla will host a new open source project, called Tamarin, to accelerate the development of this standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications. The Tamarin project will implement Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:40 am
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4.3 rating from 46 votes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Leveraging HTML/JavaScript and Ajax in Apollo Applications

Category: Adobe, Presentation

Chris Brichford gave a talk at Adobe MAX on Leveraging HTML and JavaScript within Apollo. Here are some notes from the talk: Overview of Apollo Apollo is a cross-platform runtime that allows you to take your web skills to build desktop applications. Your applications can be all Flash, all HTML, or a mixture of both. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:35 am
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3.8 rating from 51 votes

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Adobe Apollo at MAX

Category: Adobe, Announcements

Kevin Lynch presented at the last Ajax Experience and couldn’t be in Boston this week as he was speaking at Adobe’s MAX show. His keynote included talking about Apollo, which they released as a preview. Apollo makes it possible to run Flash applications that aren’t confined to being plugins within a browser. This means: watch Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
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3.8 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Adobe Spry and PHP/MySQL

Category: Adobe, Articles, JavaScript, Library

Mike Kornienko took Adobe’s Spry Framework for a spin. He has written up his thoughts on integrating it with a PHP/MySQL backend: Spry is Adobe’s Ajax library for manipulating XML data. It has some very unique and pretty useful functions like regions handling, related auto-updating data and stuff like that. For example, you can load Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:20 am
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3.3 rating from 77 votes

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Flex and Ajax: The Hybrid Store

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Flash

With the release of the latest version of Flex from Adobe Labs comes an enhanced version of the Flex-Ajax bridge. It’s this new bridge that Christophe Coenrates investigates in a new post on his blog. As an example of using Ajax and Flex together, I put together a hybrid version of Flexstore: The filter panel Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:48 am
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3.9 rating from 35 votes