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AJAX-Supported Nexaweb Platform 4.5 Released

New Features Include Build-Once-Deploy-Anywhere Universal Client Framework and Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

"Our goal with this release is to provide a user-friendly, end-to-end enterprise Web 2.0 platform that eliminates the need for developers to choose between Java and AJAX, while making it easier to integrate with disparate backend data sources and services," said David McFarlane, COO of Nexaweb. "True to our vision, Nexaweb continues to raise the bar around technology innovation and interoperability, which results in investment protection for businesses and greater productivity for developers. Induction of Section 508 accessibility is another industry first, representing Nexaweb's commitment to meeting end-user needs."

The new and enhanced features offered in Platform 4.5 include:

-- Section 508 Accessibility -- Nexaweb's implementation of Java Accessibility API exposes Java UI controls rendered to assistive and adaptive technologies such as screen readers and magnifiers. This allows the technologies to interpret and present content to disabled users in an understandable format.
-- Universal Client Framework -- Nexaweb UCF allows enterprise developers to deploy their applications using an AJAX or Java client based on the specific business objectives and end-user requirements of the application. Both clients download automatically (in seconds) to a standard Web browser, and intelligently download and cache data and program components on-demand, to minimize network overhead and optimize response times. Nexaweb has submitted portions of the Universal Client Framework as an open-source project with the Apache Software Foundation. The project is now underway as an Apache Incubator project titled: eXtensible AJAX Platform (XAP).
-- Web Services Integration -- Nexaweb's enhanced Web services ensure developers can declaratively set up Web Service calls and invoke them using SOAP or REST. SOAP headers support allows the sending of username, password and additional session information.
-- Database Integration -- Nexaweb's new SQL support enables server-side SQL statements and stored procedure calls. This is extremely important for application event handling surrounding changes or updates to backend data sources.

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ajax news desk 12/18/06 09:22:19 AM EST

Nexaweb Technologies announced the availability of Nexaweb Platform 4.5. Version 4.5 builds on the success of earlier editions by delivering the industry's first EW2.0 solution in compliance with Section 508 Accessibility, the only universal client framework supporting both AJAX and Java, and enhanced integration support with data services and relational databases.

ajax news desk 12/18/06 09:22:15 AM EST

Nexaweb Technologies announced the availability of Nexaweb Platform 4.5. Version 4.5 builds on the success of earlier editions by delivering the industry's first EW2.0 solution in compliance with Section 508 Accessibility, the only universal client framework supporting both AJAX and Java, and enhanced integration support with data services and relational databases.

ajax news desk 12/18/06 08:29:49 AM EST

Nexaweb Technologies announced the availability of Nexaweb Platform 4.5. Version 4.5 builds on the success of earlier editions by delivering the industry's first EW2.0 solution in compliance with Section 508 Accessibility, the only universal client framework supporting both AJAX and Java, and enhanced integration support with data services and relational databases.