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."
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.