Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on Mozilla

jaxer Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on MozillaIf you are familiar with Aptana, then you will enjoy this news. Modern web sites and applications use Ajax to create engaging user experiences: the HTML and CSS are set in motion using JavaScript running in the browser and calling back the server. To achieve this, the server needs to prepare the web page appropriately, and to know what to do when the JavaScript calls it. But the server knows nothing about the HTML and CSS DOM, nor how to handle JavaScript data, and you can’t code it in JavaScript…

…Jaxer changes all that. Jaxer is the world’s first true Ajax server. HTML, JavaScript, and CSS are native to Jaxer, as are XMLHttpRequests, JSON, DOM scripting, etc. And as a server it offers access to databases, files, and networking, as well as logging, process management, scalability, security, integration APIs, and extensibility.

page flow diagram Aptana releases Jaxer, Ajax server built on Mozilla

Some of the key features that Jaxer provide are:

– Write entire applications or presentation layers in Ajax
– Share validation code on the browser and server
– Full DOM and JavaScript on the server
– Database, file, and socket access from JavaScript
– Seamless communications between browser and server
– Open-source, standards-based, and uses the APIs you already know
– Access existing pages written in other languages like PHP, Java, or Ruby on Rails

Here is an Ajaxians post
Here is Jaxer web site


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