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Free Adobe Flex Builder 2 for students and instructors

October 24th 2007 | Jens C Brynildsen



Free Adobe Flex Builder 2 for students and instructors

Yet another great move by Adobe today when they announced that they are now offering Adobe Flex Builder 2 at no cost to students and faculty at educational institutions worldwide, starting early November.

Yesterday, Adobe announced the new pricing for Flex Builder 3 (Standard and Professional). Today, Adobe makes it easier for educational institutions to get into Flex.

"By making it easier for educational institutions to adopt Flex 2, we are ensuring that students and researchers are better equipped to harness the power of Web 2.0 and RIAs,” said Peter Isaacson, vice president of education marketing at Adobe. "It is clear that RIAs are the future of Web development, and a strong skill set in RIA development will serve students well in their careers.”

First the SDK for free, then the framework Open Source, now Flex Builder free for students. Adobe really means business. If only Adobe carries this policy over to Flex 3, Redmond will have to respond to this in some way...


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