Linked by David Adams on Wed 8th Apr 2009 05:32 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Adobe has a promotion that states that if you will attest that you're unemployed, they'll give you a free license to Flex Builder 3 that you can use to burnish your skills.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 8th Apr 2009 07:34 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

'Don’t worry, you can pay us back later.'

I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole.
Web Development can be done on any software and any computer you want. If it can type text, you can write the latest and greatest HTML5 app.

Flash / Flex / AIR / Silverlight threaten that very fact.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by kaiwai on Wed 8th Apr 2009 09:38 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

'Don’t worry, you can pay us back later.'

I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole.
Web Development can be done on any software and any computer you want. If it can type text, you can write the latest and greatest HTML5 app.

Flash / Flex / AIR / Silverlight threaten that very fact.


True; I'd love to be optimistic and say that Adobe is doing it because they genuinely care for out of world programmers/web designers but at the same time it reminds me of the drug dealer who says, "the first hit is free".

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by REM2000 on Wed 8th Apr 2009 11:41 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

I do agree that Adobe are only giving this away to hook people into flex.

However if i was an unemployeed developer then i would grab the tools, i would have the time to learn another language and it's usually pretty easy to pick up other programming language.

At the end of the day it would be another tick on my C.V.

It's really no different to the other platforms giving out free tools.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Almafeta on Sun 12th Apr 2009 14:05 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

If it can type text, you can write the latest and greatest HTML5 app.

Flash / Flex / AIR / Silverlight threaten that very fact.


Just as a sidenote: as the Silverlight people themselves have said, "All you really need to develop a Silverlight app is Notepad and the (freely available) command-line compiler." And I've done just that.

Granted, Microsoft is doing this while setting themselves up to also sell the best possible Silverlight IDE tools, but...

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