ICEsoft, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, announced the availability of ICEfaces Enterprise Edition version 1.0, an enterprise edition of its toolset that was initially released as a community tool.
Company officials said ICEfaces extends JSF (JavaServer Faces), and enables Java developers to easily create and deploy thin-client rich Web applications in pure Java.
ICEfaces also enables developers to employ what ICEsoft officials refer to as "Thin Client AJAX," where application logic is server-resident, and incremental changes to the presentation are delivered to the browser and reassembled using a lightweight AJAX bridge, the company said.
ICEsoft released the ICEfaces Community Edition in April as a free tool that now has more than 4,000 users. However, the new enterprise edition of the products delivers scalability and enterprise-level features such as advanced connection management, an asynchronous HTTP server to leverage AJAX Push technology and asynchronous mode deployments, as well as clustered deployment support with a BroadcastRenderManager capable of performing AJAX Push across multiple nodes in a cluster.
The ICEfaces technology is based on more than 25 years of developer investment, Maryaka said.
While the ICEfaces Community Edition is free, the new Enterprise Edition starts at $1,500 per CPU, the company said.
Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.