First, a little background information about Adobe LiveCycle
Adobe LiveCycle is an enterprise suite of server based software products that are meant to help structure business processes. One of its key features is the ability to protect a document (of the following types PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, text, and more!) with a policy to restrict access to a subset of users. Adobe LiveCycle offers this ability through one of its components called, Rights Management.
After a certain point large organizations or organizations that have been using Adobe LiveCycle for an extended period of time may accumulate a significant number of policies and documents, these can become tiresome to manage through the web interface for the Rights Management component of LiveCycle. Users of LiveCycle can also fall into performing the same action over and over, such as protecting documents with the same policy again and again. What if there was a programmatic way to apply these policies to new documents? What if there was a programmatic way to use a policy from one document in another? What if there was a programmatic way to manage these?
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Adobe LiveCycle ES4 introduces out of the box ant tasks which can help in managing LiveCycle Applications (like import, export, deploy etc).
In past, Livecycle client SDK provided following public APIs for managing applications:
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– Tom Jordahl
As of Monday, October 4 2011 we have made a preview release of the next version of Data Service available up on Adobe Labs.
Some the sweet goodness in this release include:
- Adobe Flash® Builder® 4.6, Flex 4.6, AIR and AIR Mobile Support — Build Flex and Flex Mobile applications that run in the browser, desktop or on mobile devices using the very latest cutting edge Adobe technology.
- Managed Remoting — Leverage the power of Data Services Data Management features such as inter-client data sync, paging, entity associations and lazy-loading, with the ease of use of Remoting to create powerful data-centric Flex applications. Re-use your existing Java Beans and persistence using simple JPA-based annotations.
- Native HTML5 Client SDK — Support for building high performance and very lightweight HTML5/JS applications with Remoting (RPC) and Messaging (push) networking capabilities leveraging HTML5 WebSockets and HTTP AMF channels.
- Native Apple iOS Client SDK — Support for building very high performance Apple iOS applications with Remoting (RPC) and Messaging (push) networking capabilities leveraging RTMP and HTTP AMF for online, and Apple Push Notification Network (APN) for offline app support.
- Native Android and Java Client SDKs —Support for building very high performance Google Android and Java applications with Remoting (RPC) and Messaging (push) networking capabilities leveraging RTMP and HTTP AMF channels.
- .NET Adapters and IIS Plug-ins — Create apps that communicate with server-side .NET code using the new .NET Adapters for Remoting, Messaging, Data Management and MSMQ, or use the all-new native C#-based Microsoft IIS Remoting and Messaging plug-ins to directly access C# server-side code in an all-C# environment.
- SAP Connector — Create RIA or Mobile applications that connect to server-side SAP ABAP server. Leveraging powerful Model-Driven Development technology, high performance SAP-backed applications can be created in just minutes and hours versus days, weeks or months.
- Spring Support — Leverage the new built-in support for the Spring Framework Servlet and NIO-based channels, including with NIO channels hosted via Data Services Edge Server for DMZ deployments.
Check it out and leave us some feedback on the Labs forums.
Original article at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TomJordahlsMusings/~3/lF0OVX3SuqE/adep-data-services-for-java-ee-46.html.