After a long Labs alpha, Adobe is stopping further development of Flex Builder/Flash Builder running on Linux operating systems. We recognize the importance of the Linux community yet after studying the market opportunity for the sale of a commercial Linux Flex Builder/Flash Builder product, we have decided to direct future development toward new features for Windows and Mac instead of adding additional Linux platform support to the product. Linux developers will still be able to use the Flex SDK from the line command to build and debug Flex applications. Also, please note this decision is specific to Flash Builder and does not affect other Linux activities for other Adobe products. Adobe continues to be committed to providing ongoing support for Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for the Linux platform.
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Flash Builder Product Marketing Manager
See how your peers are using Flex and Flash Builder to more efficiently manage their Flex 3 applications and taking advantage of the new component model for Flex 4 applications at another great Flex|360 event on for Sept. 19-22 in Washington, D.C. It’s not too late to register. Check out the schedule and session descriptions for more info.
I’d like to thank all of you who contacted me through this blog and off line to discuss your points of view on this kit. Your input directly influenced the content and I’m working on the other areas in which you expressed need, so consider this kit the first rev of more revs to come.
Description of the Kit:
The Adobe Flash Platform Evangelism Kit explains the business problems rich Internet applications solve and how the Adobe® Flash® Platform is ideal for building rich Internet applications and content. The kit shows how the Flash Platform fits in existing Enterprise technology stacks and common use cases and customers within the Enterprise. The kit also provides key points that address common questions raised by executives, technology decision makers, and customers. Areas covered include the business case for rich Internet applications, why the Flash Platform is the leading solution, common use cases, customer case studies, facts, statistics and industry points, and more.
Target audience for this content:
The target is to equip developers and anyone else who needs help pitching the platform to customers and technology decision makers.
You can download the kit here
Please keep me posted if this content is helpful or not and how.
Greetings! I’ve recently joined the Flex Product Marketing team after years working on ColdFusion, and before that was actually on the Flex 1.0 team when we still called it Royale. Something that we’ve heard from you guys is that you need help championing Flex and Flash Builder to your customers or even within your own organizations. I’m now working to put materials together that can help you in these endeavors. We’re looking to have things like proof points, presentation materials, and other assets that can help you evangelize Flex in whatever form may be best for you. I’m therefore looking for feedback on the kinds of things that you’d like to see. Some ideas that we’re considering are: a product roadmap, examples of ROI and business justification, competitive comparisons, customer success stories, architecture slides and whitepapers, etc. There is a lot of material we could provide, and we’ll likely not have it all ready at once, so this will be an ongoing process. But in the meantime, please send your ideas on what would be most helpful as we begin getting Flex 4 out the door.
Feel free to respond in comments or if you’d feel more comfortable sharing your feedback directly I can be reached at kwebb AT adobe DOT com.