Friday, December 09, 2005

Ajax, app quality enhancements are readied

Source: Computerworld


NextApp Inc. and Compuware Corp. next week are set to boost offerings for application development in the areas of Asynchronous Java plus XML (Ajax) and application quality management, respectively.

For NextApp, the company's EchoStudio2 visual development tool gives Eclipse developers another option for using AJAX on the Eclipse open-source tools platform. Part of the Echo2 platform for building Web-based applications, EchoStudio plugs into the Eclipse 3.1 integrated development environment (IDE).

"You can develop high-end Ajax applications entirely from within Eclipse," said Tod Liebeck, chief software architect at NextApp.

EchoStudio 2 is set to be available on Monday for $499. Complementing EchoStudio is Echo2, which is a free, open-source framework that lacks the visual tools and Eclipse backing.

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