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Abode Blends Web/OS Development

Adobe is taking a stab not just at Web development, but at rich application building, as well. Apollo, now in alpha test (how I've missed that term, overwhelmed by a tidal wave of CTPs, RCs, RTMs and other inane Microsoft names for test software), takes the best of what Adobe has learned with Web development and ties this to OS-style services such as printer drivers and personalization.

I hope this tool is a winner, partly because it will defuse the religious debate of thin vs. thick clients, but mostly because it will force Microsoft and others to build more flexible development tools.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 27, 2007


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