LA JOLLA, CA — September 7, 2007 – Caucho® Technology, Inc., a leading open source Java-PHP application server vendor, today announced that a 100% ActionScript(TM) implementation of Hessian is now available to Flash developers.
Hessian is Caucho® Technology’s fast, compact, and efficient web services and serialization protocol. Used for years in both production and development environments with implementations in several languages including Java, C#, Ruby, PHP, Python, and now ActionScript, Hessian has proved itself to be a versatile and powerful alternative to other web services technologies.
Flash is Adobe’s incredibly popular multimedia and Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform which drives many of the most popular websites today. Its install base is widespread and thus a highly preferred platform for web developers. Flash applications are developed using the Adobe Flex Software Development Kit (SDK) and IDE which in turn use the ActionScript and MXML programming languages.
Emil Ong, Software Engineer at Caucho® Technology, said, “Flash developers creating RIAs need fast and easy communication to Web Services. Hessian fits this requirement perfectly. With Hessian’s growing popularity as a Web Service protocol, we wanted to make these services available to developers targeting the Flash platform.” Ong added, “The Flex development environment already has a great API for dealing with other server communication protocols and we worked to make it as seamless as possible for developers to use Hessian in that same style.”
Ong observed, “Flash is just the latest in a growing list of supported Hessian platforms. For those developers looking to add Flash to their existing applications written in Java or PHP, for example, there is an easy-to-integrate networking stack that will allow fast communication to these RIA clients.” Ong added, “Hessian isn’t a protocol that you have to plan your whole application around; you can add it in at any stage and it’s just plug and go. Flash developers now have that flexibility.”
Caucho® Technology products include Quercus, a pioneering open source architecture for web applications and services where Java and PHP are tightly integrated with each other. PHP applications can choose to use Java libraries and technologies like JMS, EJB, SOA frameworks, Hibernate, and Spring all within one application server. PHP applications running on Quercus are faster, easier to develop, more capable, more secure, and more scalable than any other PHP solution.
Caucho® Technology has earned a reputation for supporting its products by a team of engineers devoted to quality customer service and a rapid bug fix and feature request program. Caucho® has over 7,000 customers including CNet, Salesforce and KodakGallery whose mission critical applications rely on Resin application server.
About Caucho® Technology, Inc.
Caucho® Technology is an engineering company devoted to reliable open source and high performance Java-PHP solutions. Caucho® is a Sun Microsystems licensee whose products include Resin application server, Hessian web services and Quercus Java-PHP solutions. Caucho® Technology was founded in 1998 and is based in La Jolla, California.
Caucho® Technology, Inc.