|Adobe Flex 2.0 beta products|
Ilse Jurriën : February 12th 2006 - 16:00 CET
Adobe Flex 2.0 beta products : Adobe Systems - revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information; anytime, anywhere and through any medium - releases Flex 2.0 Beta Products to the Developer Community; New Addition of Flex Enterprise Services 2.0 and Free Software Development Kit Transform Rich Internet Application Development. Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 2.0 product line and Adobe Flash Player 8.5, the leading application development solution for delivering rich Internet applications. Developers everywhere now will be able to build next generation Web experiences that help organizations engage users more effectively, increase productivity, and deliver better business results.|
Adobe Flex 2.0 & Adobe Flash Player 8.5|
"Over the last 10 years we have used many technologies to build rich Internet applications for our clients, including DHTML-based and AJAX techniques, but we always found ourselves having to sacrifice either developer productivity or the richness of the user experience," said Dave Wolf, vice president at Cynergy Systems. "With Flex 2.0 and Flash Player 8.5, we can finally deliver the kinds of rich applications our clients demand without compromise. That's Web 2.0!"
Adobe Flex 2.0 product line - Internet application
The Flex 2.0 product line provides developers with a powerful and extensible application framework, intuitive programming model, standards-based data integration, and a powerful Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for application development and UI design. With an extensive component library, advanced data integration, and support for standard back-end server infrastructures, Flex 2.0 enables developers to build virtually any type of rich Internet application, from simple interactive sites, to rich data dashboards and portals, to data intensive enterprise applications.
Adobe Flex 2.0 for application developers
"Adobe is committed to delivering the tools and servers that application developers need to deliver engaging rich Internet applications, from interactive product configurators to mission critical business applications," said David Mendels, senior vice president, Enterprise and Developer Business Unit at Adobe. "The response to the public alpha release of the Flex 2.0 product line has been tremendous, and we can't wait to see what developers will do with the new capabilities found in this release."
Adobe Flex beta program includes:
• Flash Player 8.5 - the latest high-performance client runtime for engaging Web experiences
• Flex Framework 2.0 - the core programming model and component library for Flex
• Flex Builder 2.0 - an Eclipse-based IDE to develop rich Internet applications with Flex Framework
• Flex Charting Components 2.0 - extensible components for advanced data visualization
• Flex Enterprise Services 2.0 - essential data services and an open adapter architecture for delivering data-intensive rich Internet applications and deeply integrating with enterprise service-oriented infrastructure
Adobe Flex 2.0 product - Price & Availability
Beta versions of the full Adobe Flex 2.0 product line and Adobe Flash Player 8.5 are available now from Adobe Labs. The Flex 2.0 product line is expected to be commercially available in the first half of calendar year 2006. Adobe is introducing a new tiered licensing model to bring the power of Flex development within reach of every professional application developer. The Flex Framework will be made available free of charge through the Flex Software Development Kit, which will include the command line compiler and documentation required to develop, compile, and deploy Flex applications that connect to XML and SOAP web services with no additional charges or server licensing required. Flex Builder 2.0 will be sold for less than $1,000 and will provide advanced visual design, intelligent code editing, debugging, and automated testing for delivering rich Internet applications. Flex Enterprise Services 2.0 will be free of charge for use by a limited number of concurrent users on a single, non-clustered server. Flex Enterprise Services 2.0 also will be licensed commercially on a per CPU, per project, and enterprise license basis. Final pricing and licensing for the Flex 2.0 product line will be announced when the products become commercially available.
About Adobe Systems
For more than two decades, the company's award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is clear to anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. Now that Adobe and Macromedia are one company, Adobe is better positioned than ever to push the boundaries of the digital universe. Under the leadership of CEO Bruce Chizen, we're driving even greater innovation with powerful, compelling software solutions that meet the needs of customers and markets ranging from designers and filmmakers, to enterprises and governments, to developers and home users.