Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express software, a full version of Adobe LiveCycle ES hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud computing environment. Using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) technologies, Adobe's offering provides a virtual, self-contained development environment where enterprise developers can prototype, develop, and test Adobe LiveCycle ES applications without needing to install and configure Adobe LiveCycle ES themselves.
Adobe LiveCycle ES is server software that combines data capture, information assurance, document output, process management, and content services to help organizations in create and deliver rich applications that reduce paperwork, accelerate decision-making, and help ensure regulatory compliance. LiveCycle ES supports a vast set of platforms, and draws on Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Reader and Flash technologies to help users create, review, update, manage, store, and distribute critical documents all while engaging in dynamic business processes.
With Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express, Adobe LiveCycle ES applications are pre-configured as ready to run server instances on the Amazon EC2 server. This can help reduce the time required to boot new server instances to minutes, allowing enterprise developers to quickly begin testing and modifying applications. Developers can effectively bullet-proof their applications without having to invest in a development environment or test lab. Old projects may be deleted or saved for future access and new projects can begin without any cleanup required from the last install.
Adobe LiveCycle ES Developer Express is immediately available to all members of the Adobe Enterprise Developer Program.