Do I have to pay to evaluate BlueDragon? Does BlueDragon offer trial and free development editions?
All editions of BlueDragon are available for free evaluation, and for ongoing single-IP development use beyond that evaluation period. There are 4 editions, and this FAQ discusses each.
The BlueDragon.NET edition starts out as a 30 day trial (from the day of installation) and after 30 days will revert to a single-IP developer edition.
BlueDragon Server JX
The BlueDragon Server JX edition starts out as a 30 day trial (from the day of installation) and after 30 days will revert to a single-IP developer edition.
The BlueDragon Server edition has no trial or developer edition, because it's free for production deployment, subject to licensing restrictions. See the BlueDragon License Agreement for details.
The BlueDragon J2EE edition starts out as a single-IP developer edition (because there is no installer, so no means to create a trial license key). Instead, an email will be sent to the downloading user which will offer a 30-day trial license key.
Converting to a Fully Licensed Edition
Finally, note that all editions can be converted to a fully licensed edition simply by obtaining and implementing a valid production license key (using the BlueDragon Admin console). See FAQ 316 for information (and a warning) about updating the current trial/developer license key.
Does BlueDragon Charge for Use on Shared Testing and Development Servers?
Contact BlueDragon Sales to discuss options for testing and shared development servers.