Thursday, October 25, 2007

Adobe announces Web 2.0 tool "Flex Builder 2" free for Students & Faculty

Announced today (Oct 24th Northern Hemisphere time), Adobe will be offering Adobe® Flex Builder 2 software at no cost to students and faculty at educational institutions worldwide (see further story at Yahoo Finance).

Flexis used to develop cross-operating system RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) for the Web. "Using Flex Builder 2, developers can quickly build and deploy applications that are expressive, intuitive, and rich in interactivity. Flex Builder 2 is a productive development environment that makes it easy for developers to customize their applications to match the desired look and feel."

Flex should be available to download from Adobe in early November.

See Christian Cantrell's blog (Apollo Application Developer) for a run down on the development of Flex

This opens up a lot of possibilities for interactive media and computer science programs within secondary and post secondary institutions. Applause!!!!

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