Two (three?) big pieces of news:
* The Flex Builder beta will be available at labs.adobe.com tomorrow. Go get it!
* We have made the decision to make the Flex SDK available for free (as in beer). We are not talking about the beta. Betas are always free. We are talking about the shipping product. There will be a free version of the Flex SDK.
* The MXML/AS compiler
* The Flex class library
* The Flash player (which was already free)
* We have also made the decision to make a version of Flex Enterprise Services available for free.
I don’t know about you, but to me, this is pretty exciting news.
We have always said that we want to make Flex widely available. Roughly speaking, we’re shooting for 1M Flex developers in 5 years. This is a bid to change how people make applications on the Web. Making the SDK free is an important part of that strategy.