If I understood your post correctly, you wish to have the Flex Builder installed on a server and have multiple users on it at the same time. If you only have one Flex Builder license, the above use case probably violates the license. Theoretically it's the same as installing Flex Builder with one lincense on multiple PCs.
If the cost of licenses is the issue, I'd recommend just using the Flex SDK with Eclipse and Ant. Those Open Source tools. In my opinion the only place where the Flex Builder is essential is with UI design (component placement).
P.S. I think I have misunderstood (part of your) post, since I don't see how this is cloud computing? Can you explain a bit more?
The concept of cloud computing is not even very clear to me
I think this is what I understood about it ...........from this link http://communication.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing.htm
"Instead of installing a suite of software for each computer, you'd only have to load one application. That application would allow workers to log into a Web-based service which hosts all the programs the user would need for his or her job. Remote machines owned by another company would run everything from e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs. It's called cloud computing, and it could change the entire computer industry"
"There's a good chance you've already used some form of cloud computing. If you have an e-mail account with a Web-based e-mail service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you've had some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail program on your computer, you log in to a Web e-mail account remotely"
My issue is not with the license. The solution that I am looking for is
1. Don't want the developer to download the source code in any fashion either checked out or anything else in the local machine
2. Want the developer to work directly on the server
3. Looking for a solution where each developer is not required to install Flex Builder locally and the developer can use Flex Builder that is installed on the server and in his workspace and create/modify build on the server itself
Hope I could make you understand this time ................
I'm not sure, but isn't Eclipse/Flex Builder written with Java. If so, the you could take a look at web start to see whether you can somehow share the program through that. Then you'd still need to 'download' the IDE for every programmer.
What's the problem with installing the Flex Builder on server and having programmers log in and use it?
I think installation of Flex builder in a remote server and programmer log in and working there would solve a problem for only one such developer rt ?
But in case we have a bunch of developer then will this work ?
Or Is there any technology where you install separate instances of Flex Builder for separate user in their separate workspace in a server machine ?
Or Is there any technology which can clone one installation of Flex Builder and give a leverage for different user to work in their workspace and start its cloned instance and work separately with their own module
I am really confused .....................please clarify
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