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Nexaweb Offers Plug-In AJAX & RIA Tooling at AJAXWorld

Nexaweb Studio 4.0 Plug-In Augments IDEs to Support Enterprise Web 2.0 Application Development

Nexaweb announced Nexaweb Studio 4.0 -- the latest release of its Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for enterprise-class mashup, composite and rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Nexaweb Studio 4.0 is available as a plug-in to IBM Rational Application Developer for Websphere Software, SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, Aptana Studio, myEclipse, and Vanilla Eclipse to support enterprise mashup, composite and rich Internet application (RIA) development. The plug-in allows developers to introduce rich UI technologies such as AJAX to their application portfolio without abandoning established tools, processes and methodologies.

After installing Nexaweb Studio 4.0, developers can utilize Nexaweb's Dojo- based AJAX client to deploy applications. Visit www.nexaweb.com/studio to learn more and download Nexaweb Studio 4.0.

Nexaweb Studio 4.0 also enables developers to employ other elements of Nexaweb's Universal Client Framework including its Java and desktop-clients, as well as its server-side Internet Messaging Bus and Enterprise Data Services components for advanced, mission-critical application deployment scenarios. Regardless of the components utilized, all Web applications built and deployed with Nexaweb have a zero-client footprint for reduced maintenance, can be managed centrally to eliminate deployment costs, and provide users contextual, real-time information via a standard browser interface.

"Nexaweb's extensible plug-in architecture allowed us to utilize third-party Java packages for the graphical presentation of our performance data," said Tommy Frey, software engineering manager at TeamQuest. "We also took advantage of the messaging APIs within Nexaweb's Internet Messaging Bus to simplify development. With the support of Ajax, we have additional flexibility in the future to create new applications with this technology as well, allowing us to use the same unified, declarative XML markup."

Each of the features below are available as Nexaweb Studio 4.0 "plug-ins" and can be used to augment existing IDEs to enable Ajax & RIA application development and deployment.

  • Visual Ajax Editor
  • User Interface Event Management
  • Data Binding
  • Data Service Configuration

"Our business users are very selective about the usability they want from their systems," said Omer Soykan, senior vice president at Jefferies. "To build what they require, we needed a solution that would allow us to leverage our internal skills. Nexaweb's Studio gives us the flexibility needed to quickly and easily modernize our applications and processes while gaining the enterprise-class qualities we require of our enterprise applications."

"Application development is never a start from scratch process. Nexaweb Studio 4.0 not only brings Ajax into the fold of traditional JavaEE IDEs, it offers enterprise IT organization's an opportunity to modernize their application development processes and infrastructure incrementally," said Bob Buffone, chief architect at Nexaweb. "By helping them re-use assets across applications and adopt new Web-oriented development and deployment scenarios, Nexaweb Studio 4.0 lets developers utilize the latest technologies within the IDEs and processes that make architects and CIOs comfortable."

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