LA JOLLA, CA -- November 4, 2008 -- Caucho® Technology, Inc., a leading open source Java-PHP application server vendor, today announced the release of Resin version 3.2.1 which features faster performance and wider support for PHP applications on Java via Quercus.
Resin 3.2.1 features include:
Resin 3.2.1 introduces significant improvements to performance due to a streamlined Hessian protocol. Resin uses the Hessian serialization and web services protocol throughout its architecture for important tasks such as storing session data and cluster communication. With a faster version of Hessian, Resin itself now performs better as well. Many user-generated applications also employ Hessian directly as an alternative to heavy-weight XML-based protocols like SOAP. These applications will immediately improve their speed as well without any modifications.
Quercus continues to make improvements in PHP compatibility for the growing number of enterprises using mixed PHP/Java applications. By starting with successful applications like WordPress, MediaWiki, and Drupal and adding key business logic components written in Java, many deployments are getting started faster and gaining a better user experience while maintaining scalability and reliability. To the list of supported applications, Quercus 3.2.1 adds Moodle, one of the most popular PHP educational platforms available today. Educational institutions, which often face difficult reliability, availability, and security issues, can now take advantage of Moodle on Resin to improve the student e-learning experience.
Resin 3.2.1 also features a technology preview of Caucho's OSGi container. Built with web applications in mind, Resin's implementation of OSGi integrates naturally with WebBeans (JSR-299) to provide easy dependency injection and inversion of control (DI/IoC). Resin also features integration with Maven and Ivy repositories, meaning that OSGi bundles can be managed and retrieved from a single, central location with ease.
Scott Ferguson, President of Caucho® Technology, said, "This release features a complete updating of our Hessian protocol to become highly streamlined. What this means for Resin users is that they can expect Resin and their applications to be faster because so much of Resin uses Hessian to do core functions like clustering and web sessions." Ferguson added, "We've also continued work on our OSGi implementation which does something no other OSGi container does currently - integrate with WebBeans. This upcoming draft standard will be important in the next round of JavaEE standards and we have taken a leading role promoting it."
"PHP applications are now the turnkey solution for Java sites and Quercus is what's makes that possible," said Emil Ong, Chief Evangelist of Caucho® Technology. "We have already got a great stable of 'killer apps' that receive core support in Quercus and now Moodle is part of that group. What differentiates Moodle is that its target audience is specifically education. In these environments, Quercus is a perfect fit because it offers better security and reliability over other PHP implementations. The last thing you want as a student or teacher is to have someone break into your course website or have it fail the week before finals. Support for Moodle is another example of Caucho's prominence in the online education market.
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 9,000 customers 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 Java EE licensee whose industry leading products include Resin application server, Hessian web services and Quercus Java-PHP solutions. Caucho® was founded in 1998 and is based in La Jolla, California.
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