Adobe Systems released Flash Player 9 and the Flex 2 development solution for creating and delivering cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) .
The Apollo project, a core part of Adobe's strategy is all bout creating a foundation upon which developers can create a new generation of applications that can run on any device with a screen and are independent of any particular operating system, something that could lessen the importance Microsoft's Windows.
With the acquisition of Macromedia’s products, many people expected Adobe to cut its own Web authoring tool, GoLive, in favor of further developing Dreamweaver. Adobe did not dispute the importance of Dreamweaver for the future of the company’s products.
An Adobe representative says “Adobe plans to continue to support GoLive and Freehand and develop these products based on our customer’s needs.”
Adobe pre-released an AJAX library called Spry, to make programming easier for Web designers.
According to Cnet.com, Adobe is working on client-based software that will run Flash applications separately from a browser, whether online or offline. The company is working on a project code-named Apollo, which will let applications written for Adobe's Flash presentation software run without a Web browser.
Adobe has released a new Flash Player and a workaround for interactive Flash movies that are affected because of the most recent Eolas patch that Microsoft was forced to implement in the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Knowledge@Wharton has got a great interview with CEO Bruce Chizen from Adobe.
The interviewer spoke with Bruce Chizen about the details of the Macromedia acquisition, Adobe's plans for integrating Macromedia's technology to develop the next-generation application platform, and his views on the challenges presented by Microsoft.
Following the acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe is increasing their efforts to create community outreach programs to continuously improve their relationship with designers and developers across the world.
Adobe/Macromedia has got some interesting videos on the recently released Flex 2.0 Beta 1.
Adobe Flex 2.0 delivers an integrated set of tools and technology enabling developers to build and deploy scalable rich Internet Applications. Flex provides a modern, standards-based language supporting common design patterns and includes a client runtime, programming model, development environment, and advanced data services.