SOURCE: Nexaweb Technologies, Inc.

March 19, 2008 12:00 ET

Nexaweb Offers Plug-In Ajax & RIA Tooling for IBM Rational Application Developer, SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, and Eclipse-Based IDEs

Nexaweb Studio 4.0 Plug-In Augments Popular IDEs to Support Enterprise Web 2.0 Application Development; Enables Incremental Modernization of Established Development Processes & Free Ajax Deployments

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - AjaxWorld East 2008 -- Nexaweb Technologies®, Inc., the leading application platform provider for the productivity-driven enterprise, today announced Nexaweb Studio 4.0 -- the latest release of its award-winning 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 incrementally 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. For a limited time, Nexaweb is offering FREE, unlimited deployment licenses for its Dojo-based Ajax client with the purchase of a Nexaweb Studio 4.0 developer license. This means developers can download Nexaweb Studio 4.0 and the Nexaweb Ajax Client, build applications using their existing IDEs, and deploy an unlimited number of Ajax applications for only $2,500 per year. Visit to learn more and download Nexaweb Studio 4.0

Nexaweb Studio 4.0 also enables developers to easily 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: Enables developers to design and build application
    user interface screens in a drag & drop, WYSWIG environment complete with
    property management and layout definition capabilities
--  User Interface Event Management: Simplifies the programming and
    connection of user interface events such as click, mouse over, keyboard
    actions, focus, drag, etc. to client-side objects, server resources, and
--  Data Binding: Allows developers to easily find XML, JSON, and
    serialized Java Object data sources within files, server-side resources,
    and client objects
--  Data Service Configuration: Provides simplified configuration of data
    services from databases, Web services, and service repositories such as
    UDDI, HP Systinet, and WSIL

"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."

About Nexaweb

Nexaweb Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of application development, deployment and modernization solutions for the productivity-driven enterprise. With Nexaweb, building contextual and process-driven composite and rich Internet applications (RIA) that consume legacy, SOA, and 3rd party data is simple and doesn't require re-writing code. Founded in 2000 and rooted in the MIT community, Nexaweb's solutions are proven by more than 7,000 successful global deployments that span the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance, Public sector, and ISV markets. The company is privately held and funded by institutional investors. For more information, visit or call (781) 345-5500.

Nexaweb and the Nexaweb logo are registered trademarks 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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