Nexaweb draws a brilliant bead between SOA and AJAX values

Summary:The net-net is you can use XML and Eclipse plug-ins for a RAD benefit to RIA and Web 2.0 applications with powerful data presentations.

Of the dozen or so briefings and meetings I took this week at EclipseCon I was most impressed with a small but mature company in Burlington, Mass., Nexaweb Technologies. Founder and CTO Coach Wei went beyond inferences about the rich internet applications (RIA) virtues to SOA, he demonstrated rapidly-deployed mission-critical enterprise deployments of RIA.

The recently released 4.2 version of Nexaweb Server and the complementary Studio 2.2 tool plugs in to Eclipse to build Java applet-, AJAX-, RCP-, and script-supported rich GUIs that reach back through (among other things) Nexaweb's client middleware messaging bus (think of IBM's Workplace client). The combination offers an automated offline work and data capture capability, a data framework, testing tools support, and Eclipse Web Tool Platform support.

The net-net is you can use XML and Eclipse plug-ins for a RAD benefit to RIA and Web 2.0 applications with powerful data presentations. This includes down and dirty data connectivity and rich data views using drag and drop constructs and Hibernate. Hitachi's SI folks are big fans. It's worth a look. (Full disclosure: Nexaweb is not a client of Interarbor Solutions, I just liked the technology.)

Topics: Big Data

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Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news edito... Full Bio

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