Adobe has announced and open sourced technology for enterprise [RIA] development, BladeDS.

Here’s a tutorial on using BladeDS and FB3.

Basically BladeDS contains the AMF Spec. and a subset of LCDS offerings like messaging (publish / subscribe) and remoting.

So what was dropped in this subset of LCDS?

Well from Adobe’s BladeDS FAQ:

  • Data synchronization
  • Offline support for Adobe AIR
  • Portal integration
  • RIA integration with LiveCycle Enterprise Suite business processes and document services
  • Advanced deployment options for maximum scalability.
  • Even so, the opensource remoting / messaging is a great option, thanks Adobe!

    I’d like to see some comparisons of BladeDS and WebOrb myself. I’m sure they’ll be out soon enough.