Well, the signs are everywhere. Apollo is Near! For months we have been reading the blogs, viewing the video demos, and listening to the presentations … holding our breaths. Well here’s another sign of the coming of Apollo. O’Reilly has released a preview of the “Apollo for Adobe Flex Developer’s Pocket Guide” book. Go here ( Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide) and you can browse the book and see a preview of the Table of Contents, the Index, and a Sample Chapter (Using the File System API). Accoring to O’Reily, the book is set to be released … well now. I’ve waited this long, I can wait a little longer. The book is even available for pre-order from the Amazon site (http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Adobe-Developers-Pocket-Guide/dp/0596513917).
The was written by Mike Chambers, Rob Dixon, and Jeff Swartz. Mike Chambers has been our Apollo “town crier” for some time now. You can stay up-to-date with Apollo’s developments from his blog (http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mesh/).
Now this book is for the Alpha release of Apollo and thus may be lacking many of the features we hope to see in the finally release. However, by taking a look at the sample chapter you can see how simple it is to incorporate cross-platform, file system functionality into your Flex application. I already have at least one Flex app slated for an “Apollo conversion”.
So when is the book and the alpha version of Apollo due out? Soon . . . very soon.
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
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