SOURCE: Nexaweb Technologies, Inc.

January 28, 2008 07:45 ET

Nexaweb Expands Its Enterprise Web 2.0 and SOA Leadership With HP Governance Interoperability Framework Membership

Nexaweb Enterprise Web Suite Enables Governed RIA, Composite and Enterprise Mashup Application Development; Visual IDE Supports 'Drag & Drop' Retrieval of Services From HP SOA Systinet

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Nexaweb® Technologies, Inc., the leading application platform provider for the productivity-driven enterprise, today announced its membership to the HP Governance Interoperability Framework (GIF).

GIF provides a collaborative, standards-based approach for publishing, associating, accessing and managing service-oriented architecture (SOA) metadata and business service information across multiple vendors and technologies.

Nexaweb's membership to HP GIF bridges the gap between SOA and application development, which helps to make it easier to build Web-based business applications using governed services from a central repository. Using Nexaweb's Enterprise Web Suite, enterprise architects and developers can quickly search and retrieve artifacts and services from the HP SOA Systinet and use those services to build and deploy governed, rich Internet, composite and enterprise mashup applications.

"Organizations realize they must capitalize on their SOA initiatives," said Bob Buffone, chief architect at Nexaweb. "The time has come to leverage all of the services they've created to support their application development efforts. The HP GIF program is important because it provides a governed way to standardize and organize those services. We are further advancing this process by making these services available as part of an integrated development process that ensures business applications automatically conform to business and IT governance rules."

"As more and more enterprises roll out their service-oriented architecture, it becomes increasingly important that the complete application development stack can work within an SOA governance framework," said Avrami Tzur, vice president, SOA Software, HP. "Nexaweb's HP GIF membership and interoperability with HP SOA Systinet make it possible for enterprises to discover and manage policies at both application design-time and runtime. This is a very exciting development because it removes the complexities of consuming governed SOA services and promotes the rapid development of Web-based business applications."

Complete Application & SOA Governance with Nexaweb

Nexaweb's Enterprise Web Suite is a complete application development and deployment platform for Web-based business applications. A core component of the suite is Nexaweb Studio, an Integrated Development Environment that enables visual, drag and drop application development and maintenance. Nexaweb Studio interoperates with the HP SOA Systinet through an RSS interface.

Using a wizard, developers can retrieve services and place them into Nexaweb Studio's Service Explorer. Designed to maintain information about the service and information manager, the Service Explorer removes the need to import WSDL files directly into the workspace. This creates a 'loose' coupling between the implementation and the service, making it possible to maintain a centrally-managed repository for all services.

A scenario using Nexaweb's Enterprise Web Suite to build a governed rich Internet application might include the following steps:

1.  The application architect or product manager logs into HP SOA Systinet
    and creates an application artifact with all the metadata needed to
    describe the application.
2.  They then create a request for consumption on all services that will
    be required by the application artifact.  By creating the contract
    between an application artifact and the service, solution providers
    can make accurate impact analysis assessments.
3.  Once the request is approved, the application architect or product
    manager asks the developer to create the application and hands over
    the requirements.
4.  The developer uses Nexaweb Studio to create the application. During
    the application creation process, Nexaweb Studio queries HP SOA
    Systinet for the application's metadata and required services. Nexaweb
    Studio will import all services and use the metadata about the
    application to create it properly.
5.  Using Nexaweb Studio the developer binds the inputs and outputs of the
    service execution to the user interface.
6.  At runtime Nexaweb Platform makes a request to the HP SOA Systinet to
    retrieve the endpoints of the services.  This abstraction makes it
    possible to centrally manage all endpoint information.  This is
    important because the endpoints of services may change as a service
    evolves.
7.  The IT administrator managing the application can use the Nexaweb
    Services console to choose the right implementation. This allows the
    application to be changed at runtime and removes the need to hardcode
    service endpoints.
8.  The enterprise architect can validate an application's adherence to
    Enterprise policies.

As a result of Nexaweb's GIF certification and the companies' joint product interoperability efforts, HP Systinet has joined Nexaweb's Web2SOA™ program.

Nexaweb Web2SOA™ Ecosystem Program

Many organizations are reaching an inflection point in their SOA initiatives. They have developed an infrastructure and begun deploying services, but are faced with the challenge of how to go the 'Last Mile' and deliver these services to end-users. Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 & SOA Ecosystem Program is designed to help customers capitalize on their SOA initiatives, leverage existing infrastructure and quickly deliver rich, reliable and governed Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) and Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBA) to end-users via the Web -- enabling them to finally realize the productivity and ROI promise of SOA across all facets of the organization. Visit http://www.nexaweb.com to learn more about our Enterprise Web 2.0 & SOA Ecosystem Program.

About Nexaweb

Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 Suite is an application development and deployment platform for building mission-critical, secure Web-based business applications. With Nexaweb, building enterprise-class Web applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple and doesn't require re-writing code. And only Nexaweb's EW2.0 solution is proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments. Founded in February 2000 and rooted in the MIT community, Nexaweb is based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The company is privately held and funded by institutional investors. For more information, visit www.nexaweb.com or call (781) 345-5500.

Nexaweb and the Nexaweb logo are registered trademarks of Nexaweb, Inc. Internet Messaging Bus and Web2SOA are trade marks of Nexaweb, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. No use of a third-party mark is to be construed to mean such mark's owner endorses Nexaweb products or services.

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