LA JOLLA, CA — January 24, 2005 – Caucho® Technology, Inc. a Sun Microsystems J2EE licensee, announced today that the Hessian protocol has been ported to Microsoft’s .NET and released as HessianC# (Hessian C Sharp).
Caucho® Technology’s Hessian binary protocol makes web services useable without requiring a large framework, and without learning yet another alphabet soup of protocols. Because it is a binary protocol with a small footprint it is well suited to sending digital data such as .MP3 and image files in today’s mobile environment.
HessianC# represents the latest implementation of Caucho’s Hessian Binary Web Service Protocol and is being developed under the GPL by the three software engineers: Dimitri Minich, Vitaliy Byelyenkiy and Andre Voltmann. A diverse team, Dimitri was born in Kazakhstan, Vitaliy is a Ukrainian native and Andre comes from Germany. They each work for different software companies and in their spare time they aspire to realize their HessianC# vision. The first version of HessianC# has just been released and can now be found at Sourceforge.net or on the project’s website at www.hessiancsharp.org.
HessianC# project spokesman Andre Voltmann said,”Our goal is to achieve a higher popularity for the Hessian Protocol which is an easier to use and faster alternative to Apache SOAP. We want to show how it can be used for mobile devices as well as for internet applications, and how it can serve as a bridge between different programming environments.” Voltman concludes, “The next steps will include releasing the Hessian Server as well as publishing several articles about Hessian’s range of possibilities in various German computer magazines.”
Steve Montal, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Caucho® Technology, Inc. said “Andre’s interest in developing the C# implementation of Hessian ensures that a viable binary web service protocol will be available as the technological push toward smaller, faster mobile devices continues into the future.” Montal added, “Caucho® fully supports Andre and his team and looks forward to working with them as they continue to develop HessianC#.”
About Caucho® Technology, Inc.
Caucho® Technology, Inc., founded in 1998, is focused on developing high performance and affordable Java software. Caucho’s Resin is the application server software of choice used by over 3,500 clients including governments and Fortune 500 companies. Caucho® is based in La Jolla, California and is a Sun Microsystems J2EE licensee.
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