Aptana has announced the release of its AJAX server, Aptana Jaxer 1.0, and the introduction of Jaxer Pro.
Jaxer 1.0 is also now available in Aptana Cloud, a scalable application hosting and lifecycle management service from Aptana, Hakman said.
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 1.0 is available under a free, open-source license and can be downloaded here. 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."