Adobe has issued further information about its intention to donate the Flex SDK, which builds Flash applications from XML and ActionScript, to the Apache Software Foundation. Specifically, the donation will include:
BlazeDS, the free version of LiveCycle Data Services Falcon, the new Flex compiler due to be completed in 2012 Falcon JS, a previously unannounced
Adobe has stated that Flex, the xml-based language for developing applications that run on the Flash runtime (also known as AIR) will gradually give way to HTML 5:
In the long-term, we believe HTML5 will be the best technology for enterprise application development. We also know that, currently, Flex has clear benefits for large-scale client
…continue reading Adobe favours HTML over Flex, retreats from its enterprise app platform
I’ve been listening to some of the sessions from Adobe’s Financial Analyst meeting in New York City yesterday. Since this event was focused on financials, Adobe talked in detail about how it intends not only to win its customers over to a cloud model, but also to make more revenue from them. I found it
…continue reading Adobe’s cloud plans: most customers will migrate, pay more, get more
Adobe has announced a shift in its business strategy, together with the loss of around 750 employees.
So what is changing? Adobe says it will be focusing on digital media and digital marketing, while investing less in “certain enterprise solution product lines.” In line with this strategy, Adobe acquired video advertising company auditude last week.
…continue reading Adobe “shifting its business model”: more publishing, less programming
Adobe’s Damon Cooper, who runs the BlazeDS and Data Services team at Adobe, has posted about BlazeDS vs the paid-for Data Services.
It is a curious post, in that he simultaneously highlights new features coming in Data Services 4.6 while also giving a number of reasons not to use BlazeDS.
BlazeDS is the free and
…continue reading Adobe: no new features for open source BlazeDS data services
The Sneaks session at Adobe MAX is always fun as well as giving some insight into what is coming from the company, though note that these are research projects and there is no guarantee that any will make it into products.
This time we also got commentary from Rainn Wilson, an actor in the
…continue reading Sneak Peeks at Adobe MAX 2011 … and that annoying updater
I took a quick look round the exhibition here at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, and was intrigued to see crowds round the Barnes & Noble Nook stand, a newcomer to Max.
Barnes & Noble has its own app store for Color Nook, the AIR runtime is on the device, and in fact is
…continue reading Developers keen to get apps on Barnes & Noble Nook