Adds new social service that streamlines integration between web apps and social networks
Adobe Systems has launched Flash Builder 4 and ColdFusion Builder software, a NxG Flash Platform tooling for building multi-platform rich internet applications (RIAs).
According to Adobe, the Flash Builder 4 is an Eclipse based development tool for building multi-platform RIAs and content using open source Flex framework. It accelerates development and testing of RIAs and content, providing new coding and testing capabilities, while allowing designers and developers to collaborate using new integrated workflows with Adobe Creative Suite.
The company said that the Flash Builder 4 enables enhanced integration with various data back ends including PHP, ColdFusion, Java and Adobe LiveCycle and introspection and consumption of REST and SOAP based services.
The updated open source Flex 4 framework includes a new component architecture for RIAs providing separation of appearance and functionality while the new skinning and component architecture code-named Spark, builds on top of the existing MX architecture, allowing developers and designers to work together to control the appearance of their Flex applications, Adobe said.
The ColdFusion Builder, integrated with Flash Builder 4, is a new eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for building ColdFusion applications. It provides a unified, customisable and extensible development environment to code applications, manage servers and deploy projects.
In addition, the company also added a new social service to its Adobe Flash Platform Services that streamlines integration between web applications and social networks using Facebook Connect, Sign-in with Twitter, MySpaceID and LinkedIn.
The Adobe Flash Platform Services’ Social service, in collaboration with Gigya, allows developers to integrate applications created with Flash Builder and Adobe Flash Professional with social networks.
The social service will monitor each social network site to ensure that the changes to APIs do not break applications.
David Yovanno, chief executive officer of Gigya, said: “With the recent growth in referred traffic coming from social networks, this new service will help developers more easily create innovative applications that can reach larger audiences. Our customers experience increases in registration rates, social referred traffic and time spent by establishing and optimising connections to the social networks.”