With all the new products released by adobe now , and the release of microsoft silverlight , i am kinda lost in here …
Adobe Apollo , new name (AIR) Adobe Integrated Runtime:
What i like about Apollo is that you dont only get to build any Desktop application that interacts with the internet only but it also interact with your local resources ( HD ) using the file API , it is based on flex as3 as far as i watched and i can wait to put my hands on it .

Adobe CS3 creative suite :
that is Flash , DW , InDesign , FW , Photoshop etc … CS3 , the following link explains it all in a great vid :
you can also have a look at the following link about Actionscript 3 , ( Doc and vid)

Microsoft Silverlight (that can be adobe’s nightmare) :

you can also watch silver light for mobile devices on youtube …

Alot of Developer applications , i shall stick with adobe & at the moment im migrating from AS2 to AS3 , kinda confusing specially the Movieclip/Button interactivity … for ie .

In AS2 we can write a button function like this :

my_btn.onRelease = function() {

but for AS3 it would be like this:

my_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, onClick);
function onClick(event:MouseEvent):void {

The reason its been done this way in as3 is to make a cleaner code , and faster code execution …

Adobe Video Workshop center:

now at the end , Lynda.com is offering a free video for Adobe Apollo Alpha preview by Mike Chambers
Enjoy … http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?id=378