Flex is a highly productive, free open source framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. While Flex applications can be built using only the free open source framework, developers can use Adobe® Flex® Builder™ software to dramatically accelerate development.
If you want to know more about Flex, you may visit its website flex.org. I won’t tell you about flex. I just wanna share my experience. As you read before, you may develop Flex application using only the free open source framework. In frankly speaking, you should work hard to develop it from the scratch. If you want the easier way, you need to use Adobe Flex Builder. The problem is, you should pay to use it. Of course, for a great software, we need to pay. It doesn’t matter if you are a software house or professional that make money from developing application using that software. But if you are a student that need to learn Flex? A student doesn’t make money but only need to learn.
For student, don’t worry. Adobe is very kind to student and faculty. They give Adobe Flex Builder for free. It sounds great doesn’t it? Yes. It’s very great! And I’m one of the lucky guy who get the Adobe Flex Builder for free.
How to get it? Easy. Remember, you need to be honest. You should be a student or a faculty. Adobe Flex Builder 3 Pro is available for free to all education customers. This includes all students, faculty and staff of eligible education institutions.
Proof of Eligibility
To receive the product, you must upload a valid proof of eligibility to get the serial numbers to activate the product. Valid proofs of eligibility are:
- a student ID showing current enrollment,
- a Faculty ID showing current employment
- an employee ID showing current employment, or
- a letter on an educational institution letterhead stating that you are either a current student, a current faculty member or a current employee of the institution.
Terms and conditions
The education version is only available to education customers and is not meant for distribution to institutions, organizations or people outside the authorized educational institution. For additional information on eligibility, please refer to their FAQ.
After submitting your proof of eligibility, you need to download the Adobe Flex Builder 3 Professional trial version (60 days). They will check it within two weeks. I suggest you to use your university email address. If you are approved, they will send you a serial number to activate your Flex Builder 3 Professional. Then, you can smile.. :)
OK, what are you waiting for? come on get Adobe Flex Builder 3 Professional for free.. :)