Apple ships WebObjects for NT, Unix

Apple Computer's latest upgrade of its WebObjects application server software for Windows NT and Unix features enhanced Java support and can now be deployed more quickly, the company says. The upgrade also includes a 'direct-to-Web' development assistant that lets users integrate built-in, reusable components, which eliminates the need for certain coding and allows for faster deployment of Web applications.

Apple Computer's latest upgrade of its WebObjects application server software for Windows NT and Unix features enhanced Java support and can now be deployed more quickly, according to officials.

WebObjects 4, a platform for developing and deploying large-scale Internet and intranet sites, now includes additional Java debugging features and a Java project builder assistant, Apple said in a statement. This simplifies developing an application completely in Java, according to company spokesman Russel Brady.

The upgrade also includes a "direct-to-Web" development assistant that lets users integrate built-in, reusable components, which eliminates the need for certain coding and allows for faster deployment of Web applications, Apple said.

Compared to previous versions, WebObjects 4 offers faster transactional processing, which helps load Web pages more quickly.

The upgrade also features multi-threaded application support that centralises administrative tasks to improve application scalability and monitoring, said Apple.

With its WebObjects 4 software, the company is targeting enterprise-level customers that are developing web sites, in particular large companies that focus on e-commerce or digital brand building, said Brady.

Available now, WebObjects 4 is priced starting at $US1,499, but customers can purchase the application based on the number of transactions, or processors used in the application ranging from $US7,500 to $50,000 per server.

Apple Computer Corp. can be reached at +1-408-996-1010, or on the Web at http://www.apple.com/.

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