lynda.com Announces Launch Today on Adobe Labs of Free Video Training for Apollo Alpha An Exclusive Look at the Alpha of Adobe's New Development Tool

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lynda.com, the company specializing in self-paced career and computer training in digital media and design, today introduced Apollo Alpha Preview with Mike Chambers.

lynda.com, the company specializing in self-paced career and computer training in digital media and design, today introduced Apollo Alpha Preview with Mike Chambers.

Join Mike Chambers, Adobe's senior product manager for Apollo developer relations, as he gives an exclusive, hands-on glimpse into the alpha version of Adobe's powerful new development tool. Web developers fluent in Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, and Ajax have been promised a smooth transitional tool for building cross-platform desktop and hybrid web/desktop applications, and Mike shows just how Apollo fulfills this promise.

"This is Adobe Labs' second major free public preview of an alpha version. The industry should applaud Adobe for being so open about its newest and most important tools. Apollo is poised to be a great new authoring platform, with its ability to combine Flash, Flex, CSS, HTML, PDF, JavaScript, and Ajax to create web-enabled applications that can be deployed on the desktop. In honor of Adobe's free offering, we have made our video training free as well!" says Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com.

Anyone with an Internet connection can access Apollo Alpha Preview by visiting lynda.com's Online Training Library™. Apollo Alpha Preview is an online exclusive.

Subscriptions to the lynda.com Online Training Library™ start at $25 per month, and provide access to more than 17,600 movie tutorials covering more than 260 technology career tools, software applications, and techniques. Subscribers can access any of the computer-based training titles at their convenience. Multi-user subscriptions are also available for companies and institutions seeking to provide education and training to groups.

For free online access to Apollo Alpha Preview and more detailed product information, please visit http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=378.

For further information about this title, please contact megan@lynda.com.

For more information on lynda.com products, please visit http://www.lynda.com or call 1-888-335-9632.

About lynda.com

Since 1997, lynda.com has provided education and technical training solutions for designers, computer graphics specialists, digital media users, and computer owners. lynda.com products include web-based training, instructional books, CD- and DVD-based video training, self-paced online learning, and events for creative designers, instructors, students, and hobbyists. lynda.com specializes in teaching fundamental design and graphics principles along with the latest computer software, digital media technologies, and techniques.

About Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers has spent the last eight years building applications that target the Flash runtime. He has worked with numerous technologies, including Flash, Generator, .NET, Central, Flex, and Ajax. He is currently the senior product manager for developer relations for Apollo. He has written and spoken extensively on Flash and rich internet application development, and has coauthored Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide, Flash Enabled: Flash Design & Development for Devices, and Generator and Flash Demystified. Mike received his master's in international economics and European studies from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1998.

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