Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it
is offering Adobe(R) Flex(TM) Builder(TM) 2 software at no cost to
students and faculty at educational institutions worldwide. The Flex
Builder 2 integrated development environment (IDE) is part of a
powerful toolset for designing and developing rich Internet
applications (RIAs), an essential part of Web 2.0.
Web 2.0 technologies have spurred the development of RIAs that
enable data sharing, collaboration, user participation, social
networking, and more. Flex is the industry's most advanced framework
for building cross-operating system RIAs for the Web. By offering Flex
Builder 2 at no cost, educational institutions will be able to improve
students' and researchers' knowledge of RIA development. With Flex 3,
currently in public beta, students will be able to extend their RIAs
to the desktop using Adobe(R) AIR(TM).
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