Winners of the book Beginning XML with DOM and AJAX competition
Thanks to Apress we had 5 copies to give away of; Beginning XML with DOM and AJAX. Take a look and press read more to see the correct answer and if you're one of the lucky winners.  
Review and competition of Advanced ActionScript Components
We've got a mini-review and competition of the Advanced ActionScript Components book. The friendly people of Friends of ED are giving away 5 books.
Colin Moock interviews Mike Downey, Flash product manager
Colin Moock has a chat with Mike Downey, the longtime product manager for Flash. Colin and Mike talk about Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia, the future of the Flash Platform, Adobe's early-access software initiative called Adobe Labs, and Flex.
DMXzone interviews Donald Booth, a core member of the Adobe Spry team

DMXzone.com held a special interview with Donald Booth, core member of the Adobe Spry team - developing a new fantastic AJAX technology that will propably be integrated in future Dreamweaver editions and other Adobe products. 

 

Flash Player 9 and Flex2 released

Adobe Systems released Flash Player 9 and the Flex 2 development solution for creating and delivering cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) .

 

Does the next move for Adobe make Windows irrelevant?

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.

 

 

Adobe: GoLive and Freehand development will continue

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-releases AJAX framework to ease programming

Adobe pre-released an AJAX library called Spry, to make programming easier for Web designers.

The library is developed at Adobe Labs, the pre-release features data capabilities to incorporate XML into HTML documents using technologies such as HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and a minimal amount of JavaScript.

Apollo: Flash to go beyond the browser

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 – Macromedia publish Dreamweaver 8.0.2 update

Adobe has published a Dreamweaver 8.0.2 update which improves code generated by Dreamweaver for server behaviors and for active content such as Flash. The update also prevents SQL injections.

Adobe has also posted some technotes regarding the updater. The following lists the general fixes in the updater

Make sure you read these technotes before updating. Some of these potential problems are severe!

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