Wednesday, July 28, 2004

New Visual Development Tool Delivers Cross-Platform Web Applications That Approach the Versatility of Rich Clients

New Visual Development Tool Delivers Cross-Platform Web Applications That Approach the Versatility of Rich Clients
EchoStudio ships with the next generation of the open-source Echo Framework, version 1.1, an engine which enables Web applications to more closely approximate the characteristics of rich clients. Echo abstracts web development from the page-based, request-response nature of HTTP, allowing developers to focus on the interactions of an application using the component-oriented and event-driven paradigm preferred in user interface development.

By building EchoStudio atop the renowned Eclipse 3.0 platform, EchoStudio comes out of the gate with world-class source editing, refactoring, unit testing, collaboration and debugging tools. Adding to that advantage, Eclipse-based products offer superior platform look-and-feel integration compared to traditional Java-based development environments. For seasoned Eclipse developers, EchoStudio is also packaged as a plug-in only version that can be added to existing Eclipse 3.0 installations.

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