Review: Curl Client/Web Platform 3.0

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-02-09 Print this article Print

Companies that want to build flexible and extensible rich Internet applications that can tie in to nearly any Web service or process will appreciate the Curl platform's strong language capabilities and its flexible development environment. However, applic

Started in the late 1990s by prominent Web and development technologists, Curl is a relative old-timer in the rich Internet applications arena. The Curl platform comprises essentially two components: the Surge run-time environment and the Surge Lab IDE (integrated development environment).

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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