3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2009 5:50 AM by funkydata

    upgrade path

    funkydata

      Hi,

       

      I've been using Flex since version 2.

      I did not update to version 3 (but made my team at work buy three licenses and adopt flex for some projects) because I was very disappointed by

       

      a) Adobe customer service regarding my purchase of Master Collection CS3 over e-bay

      b) the lack of enterprise support for web services in Flex 3 (I had a freelance project that utterly failed because the Flex client could not talk to a .Net WebService and had to switch over to Silverlight in a hurry)

       

      Now that the WebService part seems not to have been overlooked this time around... I would like to know if there will be an upgrade path for Flex Builder 2 customers to get Flash Builder 4.

       

      Best regards.

       

      Jamal Abdou-Karim Bengeloun

      http://www.funkydata.net/

        • 1. Re: upgrade path
          tim_buntel

          Hello,

          We have not announced packaging or pricing for Flash Builder 4 yet - that will be announced when we ship the final version of the product later this year.  We do offer special upgrade pricing for customers moving from Flex Builder 2 to the current version, Flex Builder 3 (see http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/upgrade/ for details).

           

          Tim

          • 2. Re: upgrade path
            funkydata Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Well you see, as I say I liked Flex a lot at the time (not that much

            personally in regard of the problems I had with Adobe customer service,

            but professionaly, I did), so much in fact that I made my current client

            (Robeco France) buy licenses for future projects (that worked well for

            simple web services) as a replacement for Sybase PowerBuilder.

             

            However when I tried to play the evangelist for my own employer

            (consulting services, hence the client...), Adneom Technologies, I was

            unable to interact with SOAP Web Services hosted a .NET server on a

            project for another client (Air Liquide), in the end we dropped Flex for

            Silverlight.

             

            I found a bug report at: http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FB-13542, and

            added my comments but since I did not find

             

            Hello,

            We have not announced packaging or pricing for Flash Builder 4 yet - that

            will be announced when we ship the final version of the product later this

            year.  We do offer special upgrade pricing for customers moving from Flex

            Builder 2 to the current version, Flex Builder 3 (see

            http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/upgrade/ for details).

             

            I'm curious about what you mean when you say  "the WebService part seems

            not to have been overlooked this time around..."  Is ther a specific bug

            that you were hoping would be addressed which was not?

             

            Tim

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            • 3. Re: upgrade path
              funkydata Level 1

              (Sorry for the mess, I inadvertently push the wrong button at the wrong

              time, lol!)

               

              Hi,

               

              Well you see, as I say I liked Flex a lot at the time (not that much

              personally in regard of the problems I had with Adobe customer service,

              but professionaly, I did), so much in fact that I made my current client

              (Robeco France) buy licenses for future projects (that worked well for

              simple web services) as a replacement for Sybase PowerBuilder.

               

              However when I tried to play the evangelist for my own employer

              (consulting services, hence the client...), Adneom Technologies, I was

              unable to interact with SOAP Web Services hosted a .NET server on a

              project for another client (Air Liquide), in the end we dropped Flex for

              Silverlight.

               

              I found a bug report at: http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FB-13542, and

              added my comments but since I did not find a workaround in time for the

              project, Flex was never used again for my employer - I still use it from

              time to time for my client, but not against Enterprise Web Services, I

              usually control the server side and keep it simple.

               

              I meant that this time the web service offering for Flash Builder 4 seems

              to be strong (well I hope so, lol!).

               

              Best regards,

               

              Jamal Abdou-Karim Bengeloun

               

               

              Hello,

              We have not announced packaging or pricing for Flash Builder 4 yet - that

              will be announced when we ship the final version of the product later this

              year.  We do offer special upgrade pricing for customers moving from Flex

              Builder 2 to the current version, Flex Builder 3 (see

              http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/upgrade/ for details).

               

              I'm curious about what you mean when you say  "the WebService part seems

              not to have been overlooked this time around..."  Is ther a specific bug

              that you were hoping would be addressed which was not?

               

              Tim

              >