- Posted by: Allison Ohman
- Posted on: February 21 2008 14:07 EST
- Confused about the development license by Tarek Hammoud on February 21 2008 22:49 EST
Development and Test Licenses These licenses are available in scenarios that include development, testing, quality assurance, UAT, and staging.Is creating job(s) that call some shell scripts considered development? If so, then it seems that you will need to buy a development and runtime license. Pretty strange for a job scheduling engine.
Is creating job(s) that call some shell scripts considereddevelopment? If so, then it seems that you will need to buy a development and runtime license. Pretty strange for a job scheduling engine. A development license is not required. You can simply purchase a production license and start scheduling jobs. Our web based interfaces make this very easy too. You can run the Flux engine as a Linux daemon and deploy the flux.war to any servlet container, or use Jetty that is bundled with Flux. You can then create workflows that schedule shell scripts for execution and monitor the workflows from your web browser. Flux supports the basic cron syntax (can import crontab files) as well as many extended scheduling options that are not available in cron. Our customers are typically Java developers who are building Java based applications and are embedding Flux to handle enterprise job scheduling, workflow, file transfer, and BPM. So, we usually sell development licenses with each sale just due to the typical customer scenario, this is the norm, but not a requirement. -Allison
but if you can please detail the benefits of the development license over simply buying the runtime license. We are not interested in writing plug ins for your product. We just want to schedule jobs (basic work flows) and be able to monitor progress. Thank you very much.
but if you can please detail the benefits of the development license over simply buying the runtime license.If you want to have Flux instances running in a non-runtime capacity (such as for Java application development), a development license is nice because it costs less than a runtime license. That's the essence of the benefit of a development license over a runtime license. In your case, it doesn't sound like you would need anything but a runtime license. However, most Flux users are Java developers who want to have Flux instances running on their development and testing computers. For their needs, a development license is better because it costs less and does not need to be a full-blown runtime license. -Allison