Interview: Adobe on Flex and AIR


Adobe had several major announcements today. They released the Beta of Apollo (now renamed AIR). Adobe also confirmed that AIR will be using SQLite as a local database (just like Google Gears). They began the process of opensourcing Flex and they pre-releases of Flex3 and FlexBuilder are available today.

I had the opportunity to speak with the Product manager of FlexBuilder, Steven Heintz. We discussed the announcements, Google Gears, and some of their new IDE extensions. Steven also pointed me to a Gears SQLAdmin tool that is built in Flex.

Here are some links about today’s announcements: