If I were in academia, I’d love Adobe!

Okay, maybe I do already love the Adobe RIA tools, but… if I didn’t, I’d be smitten with their latest offer to the community.

Once again, Adobe is reaching out to the community by giving away free licenses to their RIA development tools. Free Flex Builder licenses to academia and to the unemployed. And now, free ColdFusion licenses to academia.

So, if you had your choice of using the best RIA development platform (for free) or any of the up-and-coming tools, which would you choose?

Check my post on On3 for information about free Adobe licenses.

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.