SOURCE: Isomorphic

June 30, 2008 09:07 ET

SmartClient: RIAs on an Open AJAX Platform, Today

Latest Version of SmartClient AJAX Platform Delivers RIAs Without Plug-ins; Customers Include Banks, Defense Contractors, Insurers, Life-Science Companies and Major ISVs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Isomorphic Software today introduced a new version of the open source SmartClient AJAX RIA Platform, which enables developers and business analysts to create large-scale, rich Internet applications (RIAs) today in a fraction of the time and complexity often associated with AJAX development, and without the need to commit to a single plug-in technology while the vendor wars rage on.

The SmartClient AJAX RIA Platform combines a simple visual programming environment with the most mature enterprise AJAX platform on the market today. Unique among AJAX technologies, SmartClient takes a comprehensive approach to eliminating the traditional AJAX headaches, by providing a flexible, extensible, component-oriented development framework which is immediately familiar to Java or .NET developers.

"In the development of Rightsphere, we had to deliver complex, desktop-like functionality in a web browser on a tight timeline, so we needed an AJAX framework that would allow our developers to create AJAX applications while leveraging existing skills," said Matt Kolbert, Manager of Technology at Copyright Clearance Center. "SmartClient enabled us to deliver a cutting-edge AJAX application by allowing us to focus on product development instead of the intricacies of AJAX."

Since 2001, SmartClient has been deployed across the globe, powering many of the most sophisticated enterprise RIAs ever created. Applications as diverse as business intelligence, decision analysis, and document management all use SmartClient as their presentation technology, in institutions such as banks, defense contractors, major insurers and life sciences companies.

Open Source, Standard, Vendor Neutral

SmartClient is an open source platform based on the internationally recognized standards of the open web. With SmartClient's comprehensive set of components, enterprises can deliver powerful enterprise RIAs to customers and partners based purely on universally accepted AJAX technology. Where niche uses cases like 3D rendering arise, SmartClient enables enterprises to use the most suitable and most broadly acceptable plug-in technology for the task, ensuring that proprietary plug-ins can be replaced with standards-based technology over time.

By combining open source, the vendor neutral AJAX platform, and the true zero-install nature of AJAX, SmartClient puts CIOs in a position of maximum control and minimum dependence.

"For years, SmartClient has been powering applications that make many recent plug-in based RIAs look primitive by comparison," said Charles Kendrick, co-founder and CTO of Isomorphic Software. "Enterprises need to be asking hard questions about exactly what they get in exchange for moving away from the open web platform. SmartClient enables companies to build beautiful, responsive, high-productivity business applications that users rave about. That's real business value. Everything else is fluff."

A list of new features and benefits for SmartClient 6.5.1 can be found here. To immediately begin working with SmartClient Explore SmartClient or download the SDK to get started with SmartClient today.

About Isomorphic Software

Isomorphic Software is the company making AJAX technology a reality for enterprises and software vendors. SmartClient takes AJAX beyond simple components, delivering a broad, customizable, extensible AJAX platform that supports the full software lifecycle with design-time tools, powerful diagnostics in production, and everything in between. More information is available at www.isomorphic.com.

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