Xamlon Web Goes Beta

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-09-14 Print this article Print

Technology enables developers to use C# and Visual Basic .Net to build rich applications that deploy directly to a browser.

LOS ANGELES—Xamlon Inc. Tuesday announced the beta release of its Xamlon Web technology, which enables developers to use C# and Visual Basic .Net to build rich applications that deploy directly to a browser, the company said. Paul Colton, chief executive of La Jolla, Calif.-based Xamlon, said Xamlon Web features integration with Visual Studio .Net 2003 and will support Visual Studio 2005 when it becomes available in November. The product works by leveraging the Macromedia Flash platform, so that developers who write their applications using Visual Studio can move them to Flash via Microsofts Intermediate Language bytecode—which Xamlon uses to create compact Flash files, Colton said. Then the applications can be run on any platform that supports Flash, including Windows, the Macintosh, Linux and a host of devices, the company said.
"Xamlon Web allows developers to be immediately productive in new deployment scenarios with virtually no learning curve," Colton said in a statement. "Now developers can use the programming languages they already know to create seamless business applications that deploy via the Web on practically any device or computer in the world."
Apple bolsters Mac OS for Intel development efforts. Click here to read more. Meanwhile, the beta release of Xamlon Web is available for download from the companys Web site at www.xamlon.com. The final 1.0 version will be priced at $499 per developer and is slated for release in the fourth quarter 2005, Colton said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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