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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.



June 19, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam

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.”

June 1, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam

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.

May 16, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam

Apollo: Flash to go beyond the browser

According to, 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.

May 15, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam

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!

May 12, 2006 Author: dominique dval

Flash Reader for mobiles

In a recent interview Shantanu Narayen told Reuters Adobe expects to see increasing revenues from the sale of its main products for use on mobile phones, its president and chief operating officer said on Thursday.
March 9, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam

After Acquiring Macromedia, what's Next for Adobe?

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.

March 6, 2006 Author: Frank Beverdam