Archive for March, 2007

Flex Data Services Renamed to LiveCycle Data Services

The next generation of Flex Data Services has been renamed to LiveCycle Data Services 2.5. There is now a public beta available for download.

The new name change reflects an important expansion in the use of FDS. While LiveCycle Data Services will provide enhanced integration with Adobe’s other LiveCycle server products, it will continue to be available separately, serving both Flex and now Ajax developers.

LiveCycle Data Services 2.5 has lots of exciting and important new features like improving Data Service Messaging performance, integration of RIA and PDF, J2EE portal integration and new capabilities that are important to future Apollo application development including local data caching and offline messaging.

Please go to to learn more and download the beta.

Flex Module for Apache and IIS on Labs

We’re pleased to announce the Labs availability of the Flex Module for Apache and IIS. This provides web-tier compilation of MXML and ActionScript files on Apache and IIS web servers. It means that you can rapidly compile and test a Flex application by simply requesting the main application file from a web browser, similar to working with server-side scripting languages like PHP, ColdFusion, JSP, or ASP.

This module installs directly into the Apache web server or IIS, you do not need Tomcat or another J2EE server for this functionality. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux; and the only other thing you need is a JRE.

Please note that this is not an implementation of FDS, it is only for MXML/AS compilation.

Go to Labs and check it out!