BEA and Adobe Team Up on Web Apps

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2007-09-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BEA and Adobe have teamed up on development tools for Web applications.

BEA Systems and Adobe Systems have teamed up to deliver a new development environment for rich internet applications and server technologies to automate infrastructure for document processes. At BEAs BEAWorld conference in San Francisco on Sept. 11, the companies announced that they have signed an agreement across four products in their respective portfolios and will work together to provide customers with a design environment for RIA (rich internet applications) development.
Under the agreement, BEA will bundle Adobe Flex Builder 2 software with BEA Workshop Studio, to enable developers to rapidly build cross-platform RIAs that integrate with SOA (service-oriented architecture) and Web 2.0 infrastructure for enterprise mash-ups. In addition, every Workshop Studio developer will now have access to Flex technology for building RIAs.
To read about BEA Systems focus on virtualization, click here. The new Workshop Studio bundle includes Flex Builder 2, Adobes Eclipse-based IDE, and the Adobe Flex software development kit, which the company plans to release under the open-source Mozilla Public License. The bundle is designed to allow developers to quickly and easily add rich interactivity to enterprise applications. And the RIAs can be integrated with other BEA products to take advantage of Web 2.0 and SOA technologies, the companies said.
Moreover, the agreement also enables Adobe to distribute evaluation licenses of BEAs application server, WebLogic Server, with Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite software. The combination of Workshop Studio with Adobe Flex Builder 2 is scheduled to be available as a bundled product by the end of the year, BEA officials said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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