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Nexaweb Studio 3.0 Eases Enterprise Web 2.0 Application Development

New Plug-Ins for Dojo Toolkit, Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework and Web Standard Tools Project Simplifies User Interface Design an

BURLINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/18/06 -- Nexaweb Technologies, Inc., provider of the leading standards-based platform for building and deploying Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) applications, today announced availability of the latest version of Nexaweb Studio. Nexaweb Studio 3.0 is an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that offers enterprise Web developers, AJAX, J2EE(TM)/Java(TM) developers and software engineers a standards-based, visual design environment for creating EW2.0 applications.

Nexaweb Studio 3.0 works in conjunction with the Nexaweb Platform (Version 4.5 was also announced today, see separate release) to ease EW2.0 application development and deployment through a rich, drag-and-drop design environment. With Version 3.0, developers now have Ajax UI capabilities through plug-ins to the Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF) and Web Standard Tools (WST) projects. Nexaweb Studio 3.0 supports Dojo controls, as well as various other third-party Java and Ajax widget libraries.

For improved integration with backend data sources and services, Nexaweb Studio 3.0 offers a plug-in to the Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP) project. Eclipse DTP includes extensible frameworks and exemplary tools that enable a diverse set of plug-in offerings to data-centric technologies. The supported data-centric technologies include database frameworks, relational database tools, and more.

Nexaweb Studio 3.0's support for Eclipse ATF, WST and DTP provides a declarative data binding framework for three-tier (presentation, business and data logic) development and server publication of corresponding system components, including SOAP, SQL and Web service applications.

"Our goal in submitting ATF as an open-source project to Eclipse Foundation was to provide an open framework upon which community members can innovate to help advance the adoption of Ajax," said Rod Smith, vice president of emerging technologies at IBM. "We're pleased to see Nexaweb's product release on top of Eclipse ATF. Its visual Ajax development extension to ATF further simplifies the development and maintenance of Ajax applications. Such community innovation is a strong testimony to the technical strength of ATF as well as the power of open source."

"The richness and responsiveness of consumer Ajax applications has kicked off intense interest among Enterprise CIOs, architects and developers," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Everyone recognizes the benefits of a richer, thinner, and faster application. Our goal with the Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework project is to provide a standardized framework which developers and platform providers alike can use to build complementary solutions that ease Ajax application development and deployment. Nexaweb's decision to leverage Eclipse ATF as part of their Studio 3.0 IDE is evidence of the industry's interest in the ATF project and the community growing around it."

"Studio 3.0 marks a significant IDE release by offering the industry's first universal client framework supporting both Java and Ajax," said Coach Wei, CTO of Nexaweb. "Studio 3.0, combined with our new Nexaweb Platform 4.5, also released today, provides developers with a tightly integrated suite that supports end-to-end development of secure, highly robust EW2.0 applications. By eliminating the need to re-architect and rip-and-replace system components, enterprise customers have lowered development costs by up to 75% by using our solutions."

Nexaweb Enterprise Web 2.0 Platform

The Nexaweb Platform provides a flexible XML framework and a visual, Eclipse-based development environment that combines a rich UI, declarative data binding, extensible data services, and a robust communications layer to enable enterprises and their Ajax and Java developers to rapidly deploy enterprise-class applications over the Web.

--  Nexaweb Platform -- a comprehensive platform that separates business
    logic from application presentation to simplify the development and
    deployment of EW2.0 applications.
--  Nexaweb Studio -- a visual, drag-and-drop EW2.0 application
    development environment.
    

Availability

Nexaweb Studio 3.0 is generally available today. Visit the Nexaweb Developer Center at: http://dev.nexaweb.com to learn more.

About Nexaweb

Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions enable enterprises to rapidly deploy Richer, Thinner, Faster applications over the Web. With Nexaweb, building Ajax and Java UI applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple and doesn't require re-writing code. And only Nexaweb's EW2.0 solution is proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments. Founded in February 2000 and rooted in the MIT community, Nexaweb is based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The company is privately held and funded by institutional investors. For more information, visit www.nexaweb.com or call (781) 345-5500.

Nexaweb and the Nexaweb logo are registered trademarks of Nexaweb, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. No use of a third-party mark is to be construed to mean such mark's owner endorses Nexaweb products or services.

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