We issued a press release today about LiveCycle Enterprise Suite which will integrate with Flex and LiveCycle Data Services. For RIA developers, this probably isn’t going to be a big deal. You’ll have a new place to deploy your skills, but other than that, you probably won’t be affected. But from a technology standpoint, the announcement is kind of cool.
LiveCycle serves up PDF forms to outside sources, and it will take care of all the data management for you through the submit process and handle the entire document workflow, which is great for organizations that use a lot of forms. With this update, we’re seeing the first iteration of a blend between Flash and PDF. You can create Flex/Flash front ends for your applications and then hook in PDF for actual document viewing or printing. JD has a pretty good explanation, but essentially you can make your PDF-based forms more rich and interactive with Flex, but then maintain the document integrity with the PDF core.
It’s kind of a neat blend of the platform and I’ll be curious to see what comes of it. Especially with licenses starting at $100,000.00. That’s a lot of clams.
[tags]Flex, LiveCycle Enterprise, Flash[/tags]