Cloud Computing: LABS GALLERY: Adobe's LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Takes to the Amazon Cloud

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2010-03-16
 
 
 

LABS GALLERY: Adobes LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Takes to the Amazon Cloud

by Jason Brooks

LABS GALLERY: Adobes LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Takes to the Amazon Cloud

Cloud Administration

The LiveCycle Express edition I tested sports an easy-to-use Web console that interfaces with Amazon's EC2 infrastructure.

Cloud Administration

Eclipse-Based

The LiveCycle Workbench is based on the Eclipse IDE.

Eclipse-Based

Windows Required

However, unlike other Eclipse-based development tools, a dependency on Windows in the form designer portion of the Workbench prevented me from running the app on my regular Linux desktop.

Windows Required

Drag and Drop

I was able to drag and drop my way to assembling a polished customer interaction application.

Drag and Drop

Property Panes

Each object had its own set of properties to specify, which I did through the context-sensitive properties panes common to most graphical IDEs.

Property Panes

Check In, Check Out

LiveCycle is built for collaborative development, with facilities for managing the check-in/out state of project elements.

Check In, Check Out

Security Console

After pulling my test application together, I adjusted its security settings to make it accessible.

Security Console

Approve or Deny

The test application I assembled tapped Adobe Reader, embedded within a Web interface, for accepting applications and conducting approvals.

Approve or Deny

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