Adobe Systems has launched the LiveCycle ES Developer Express software, a full version of its 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 said that its 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.
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 begin testing and modifying applications, according to Adobe.
Developers can effectively bullet-proof their applications without having to invest in a development environment or test lab, said Adobe. Old projects may be deleted or saved for future access and new projects can begin without any cleanup required from the last install.