Cloud Computing: LABS GALLERY: Adobe's LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Takes to the Amazon Cloud
LABS GALLERY: Adobes LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2 Takes to the Amazon Cloud
by Jason Brooks
The LiveCycle Express edition I tested sports an easy-to-use Web console that interfaces with Amazon's EC2 infrastructure.
The LiveCycle Workbench is based on the Eclipse IDE.
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.
Drag and Drop
I was able to drag and drop my way to assembling a polished customer interaction application.
Each object had its own set of properties to specify, which I did through the context-sensitive properties panes common to most graphical IDEs.
Check In, Check Out
LiveCycle is built for collaborative development, with facilities for managing the check-in/out state of project elements.
After pulling my test application together, I adjusted its security settings to make it accessible.
Approve or Deny
The test application I assembled tapped Adobe Reader, embedded within a Web interface, for accepting applications and conducting approvals.
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