SOURCE: Kapow Technologies

June 11, 2008 08:07 ET

Kapow Mashup Server 6.4 Adds New Capabilities for More Rapid Enterprise Mashup Application Development

Kapow Technologies Becomes One of First Software Vendors to Offer WADL Support; Adds Excel® Plug-in for Knowledge Workers

PALO ALTO, CA and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Kapow Technologies, the expert in harvesting mashable public and private web intelligence with software that turns the Web into the world's largest database, today announced the Kapow Mashup Server version 6.4. The new software release features many improvements to further speed up automated access to Web data sources using leading mashup creation tools or Microsoft Excel®.

There is an increasing amount of data on the private and public Web, and most of this it not accessible through standard APIs or standard feeds.* "When developers attempt access to Web data, they soon realize how challenging it can be to obtain it for their mashup applications, especially if the data resides on dynamic JavaScript and AJAX-powered web sites," said Stefan Andreasen, founder and CTO of Kapow Technologies. "The Kapow Mashup Server is designed specifically to address current and future problems of accessing data on the Web, and version 6.4 includes many improvements to help developers be even more productive."

One of the top new features for all editions of Kapow Mashup Server version 6.4 is extended JavaScript handling, which is in response to the exploding number of AJAX-based sites on the Web today. Many improvements have been made to Kapow Technologies' proprietary browser engine so that developers can harvest data from practically any JavaScript- and AJAX-based web site.

Web 2.0 Edition adds WADL and Excel Support

The Web 2.0 Edition of the Kapow Mashup Server, which is ideal for the quick and easy creation of standard-based feeds and services from just about any web resource, now includes support for Web Application Description Language (WADL). WADL makes it much easier for applications and mashup building tools (IBM Mashup Center, Wavemaker, Backbase and Isomorphic) to automatically discover and consume REST services. WADL support also helps developers leverage the Kapow Excel Connector, an Excel plug-in provided by StrikeIron, which enables on-demand access to web intelligence, via Web services, directly from an Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.

Portal Content Edition Bolsters Clipping Capabilities

The Portal Content Edition of the Kapow Mashup Server, which enables companies to efficiently refurbish existing portal assets, has several new enhancements to the web clipping technology for robust, rapid development and deployment of JSR-168 standards-based portlets. The Kapow solution now provides the ability to make on-the-fly changes to clipping portlets that enhance portal functionality, while adding an improved and simplified portlet deployment mechanism on major portal platforms such as IBM WebSphere, Oracle Portal and BEA WebLogic. In addition, there is a new version of the Clipping API which enables developers to interact with custom clipping applications, working from within the development IDE of their choice.

In addition to the Web 2.0 Edition and the Portal Content Edition, the Kapow Mashup Server is also available in the Data Collection Edition and the OnDemand Edition.

All editions of the Kapow Mashup Server Version 6.4 are available now. Click here for more information, and a full list of new features and improvements. Product pricing is based on a flexible subscription offering.

About Kapow Technologies

Kapow Technologies is the expert in harvesting mashable public and private web intelligence with software that turns the Web into the world's largest database. Based on the company's patented, visual scripting method, the Kapow Mashup Server powers solutions in reputation management, competitive intelligence, asymmetric intelligence, content aggregation, content syndication, content migration, SOA enablement and business automation at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional software methods. As the number one solution in its class for three years running, the Kapow Mashup Server has attracted more than 300 clients such as AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Intel, Vodafone, Audi, DHL and SimplyHired, and partners such as BEA Systems, IBM and Oracle to power their solutions.

*Currently, Netcraft estimates there are more than 165 million web sites, yet there are less than 1,000 publicly available APIs, such as Google Maps.

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