Well today is November 1st so that means the new pricing for Flex Builder 2 will kick in today (by the looks of it not until the West Coast wakes up – UPDATE please see Mike Potter’s comments below). For those of you still “umming and aarring” over whether to move from playing with the demo and buying a licensed copy of Flex Builder 2 then today may be your lucky day.
From Ryan Stewart’s post:
New Flex Builder 2 Pricing
Starting on November 1, 2007, Adobe will be re-pricing Flex Builder 2 to align with the new Flex Builder 3 pricing, so you will be able to purchase Flex Builder 2 for only $249 US and Flex Builder 2 with Charting for only $699 US.
So if we just replace the $ with a £ that will be £249 and £699 then for us in the UK :p. Only kidding, Allowing for exchange rate fluctuations that would make the price around £125 / €179 for Flex Builder 2 standard and £340 / €490 for Flex Builder 2 with Charting (the non dollar prices detailed here are just my conversions and not representative of Adobe’s official pricing)
Ryan also details the Flex Builder 3 pricing for both new licenses and upgrades:
Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 Standard Edition – $249
Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 3 Professional Edition $699
Flex Builder 3 Professional Edition adds the following feature:
- Data visualization and charting components
- Memory and performance profilers
- Flex test automation framework
- Flex Builder 2 to Flex Builder 3 Standard Upgrade – $99 US
- Flex Builder 2 with Charting to Flex Builder 3 Professional Upgrade – $299 US
- Trade-up from FB Standard to FB Professional – $499 US
So pretty cool savings all around. Roll on the official release of Flex Builder 3.