This week we subjected our upcoming release of the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform to a global “Hack-a-thon” whereby teams all around the world build out a set of applications based upon use case designs with nothing but the release candidate bits. This event is the culmination of a very ambitious journey in a very short time since teaming up with Day Software. ADEP brings together our LiveCycle and Day CRX/CQ technologies to into a new and lightweight platform for developers to build the entire stack for an application around great customer experience – from a front end cloud scalable web tier through to the (ever so important!) high volume back end document processing and workflow.
The results are in. I must say it’s looking even better than we had hoped. Being engineers we never think the product is “ready” and we always want to wait for “tomorrow’s build”. But our application building teams came back in less than three days with feature rich and apps (and yes, bugs too!) that satisfied all the use cases we provided; like an interactive movie browsing application, a web site that lets users submit and track artwork for approval and an application used to generate and flick through iStatements.
This week we enter the last mile as we land this release and bring it to the world. If you would like a little sneak peek at what we’re up to and some of the driving principles be sure to visit our Engineering team’s Blog at http://blogs.adobe.com/eptech.
We’re almost there.