Aptana delivers Version 1.0 of its AJAX server, as well as Jaxer Pro, a commercially supported version of the Jaxer technology. Jaxer embeds Mozilla Firefox in a server to aid with application development.
Aptana has announced the release of its AJAX
server, Aptana Jaxer 1.0, and the introduction of Jaxer Pro.
Aptana provides a Web development, deployment and management suite that
Rails, PHP and Python support. Kevin Hakman, director of evangelism for Aptana,
said Jaxer embeds the open-source Mozilla Firefox
browser engine within a
server so that developers can have the same execution environment on the
application server that they have in the Web browser. Jaxer Pro provides the
same technology under a commercial license with support from Aptana.
Jaxer 1.0 is also now available in Aptana Cloud, a scalable application
hosting and lifecycle management service from Aptana, Hakman said.
databases, file systems and networks, and provides server sessions and image
manipulation. Aptana also said Jaxer enables popular AJAX
libraries such as jQuery, Prototype, Dojo and others to run on the server. And
Jaxer provides a full HTML DOM (Document
Object Model) to enable modification and personalization of Web pages before
they are served to the browser.
creator of the popular jQuery AJAX
library, said in a statement.
Developers using Jaxer can easily include both client-side and server-side
code in the same HTML page, and Jaxer simplifies AJAX
communications, Hakman said.
Jaxer also helps to simplify the creation of REST (Representational State
Transfer) data services for consumption by AJAX
applications or widgets for social networking systems like Facebook and
OpenSocial, and can work with Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight, both of
Jaxer 1.0 is available under a free, open-source license and can be
Jaxer Pro licenses and subscriptions can
be purchased through the Aptana Store on the company's Web site.
"All the ways that Jaxer simplifies Web development seem so obvious
given their immediate utility and ease. The only reason they have not been done
before is because application servers and Web browsers have never had the same
native set of technologies before," Paul Colton, CEO
and founder of Aptana, said in a statement. "The idea of Jaxer, that a
server could be just like a Web browser from a Web developer's point of view,
is a natural evolution of Web technologies."
And Aptana CTO Uri Sarid said,
"We've made Jaxer's benchmarks public on our Web site and are pleased to
announce that they are in the same range as those for PHP and Ruby on Rails,
other very popular Web platforms that Aptana supports as well. We are very
pleased with the performance Jaxer delivers."