I'd like you to confirm that a single freelance developer, in order to get the Extension Builder plug-in (for, afaik, it's a Flash Builder plugin, isn't it?) must buy at least an Adobe Enterprise Developer Program ($ 1.495), since the Adobe Solutions Partner Program (a cheaper $ 495 one) is for much more structured companies.
This in addition to Flash Builder 4, ça va sans dire.
Thanks in advance,
While the Adobe Solutions Partner Program has particular qualification criteria, it would be worth your while discussing your opportunities and plans with Roger Risdal (email@example.com). Roger is a Partner Product Manager here at Adobe, he is a great contact in terms of making and maintaining the connection between partners and Adobe. He would be able to provide more context and advice around eligibility for the Solution Partner Program.
I'd like to be clear that Flash Builder (Premium) is a benefit of both programs.
Our intent here is to surface developer requirements directly within Adobe - we believe the program memberships currently provide the best vehicle for this.
Thanks for this feedback, we are continually looking to make improvements to strengthen the connection between Adobe and third party developers. If you have any particular concerns/requirements/thoughts, we'd be very keen to hear them. Either respond here, or if you prefer you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quoting the Extension Builder readme here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/pdfs/Extension_Builder_Read_ Me.pdf
To install Creative Suite Extension
Builder plug-ins in stand-alone Flash Builder 4 production release:
So it's a plugin for Flash Builder, and it's not for sale - you have to be member of a specific Adobe Developer Program: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/sdk/
Hey thanks for the fast response!
It's too bad though, I was hoping it would at least come for free with Creative Suite, like ExtendScript. This means we will not be able to use ActionScript for our in-house scripting needs, which is something we were kind of looking forward to.
Extension Builder is currently available as a benefit to both the Adobe Solution Partner Program and the Adobe Enterprise Developer Program.
These programs also include Flash Builder (Premium) as a benefit at all levels. So, if you are a member of either of these programs, you get both Adobe Flash Builder (Premium) and Adobe Extension Builder (as well as a whole bunch of other stuff).
If you haven't already, take a look at the freely available CS SDK - you can build extensions with the free Flex SDK - or with Flash Builder (though, of course, you will not benefit on some of the accelerator tooling that Extension Builder provides).
with CS4 it was possible to write mxml/AS code and then manually compile with Flex SDK; then there was Flex Builder, that made everything easier.
Is it more or less the same with CS5? I mean, is it theoretically possible to use Flash Builder as a "manual option", and Flash Builder + CS Extension Builder as the "easier" option?
It's absolutely possible to do that, take a look at the 'Creative Suite SDK' download from http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/sdk/ and the readme for that SDK at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/pdfs/CS_SDK_Guide.pdf
This is a collection of libraries that provide access to the scripting layer of the suite, along with instructions on how to create, debug and deploy content. It should contain everything you need to build extensions against the Creative Suite.
The best analogy is with Flash Builder and the Flex SDK. It's completely possible to build a program entirely with the Flex SDK, but Flash Builder adds additional functionality on top of that.
I'm mainly interested in Photoshop developing; will some (CS SDK) more product-specific documentation, like the cs4 Adobe Photoshop Panel Developer's Guide, be ever released?
Thanks in advance,
Davide (sorry for asking many different questions, but I still have to familiarize with the new dev system ;-)
I've cross-posted this into the Creative Suite SDK forum, but the short answer is we already provide program-specific guides for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (see http://cssdk.host.adobe.com/sdk/1.0/docs/WebHelp/app_notes/photoshop.h tm for the Photoshop guide).
Please log in with your AdobeID to https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/partnerportal/ .
(Btw, this link was included in the Welcome Email you received when you signed up into AEDP under
Subscriber Portal- Software Downloads, Serial Numbers and & Learning Resources)
One the right hand side o the page, there is a menu called "Support and Software".
Click on it to expand it and then click on "Enterprise Developer Software Downloads".
You ll see a list of all available downloads. From that list you can select Creative Suite Extension Builder.
Let me know if you have nay problems
CS Extension Builder Product Manager