Hyfinity: Enabling Rich, Composite Web Applications
Web application development is becoming increasingly complex, time consuming, and brittle. For many organizations, the addition of Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies like Ajax look promising, but actually introduce further complexity into an already burdened application development process. In fact, traditional code-centric approaches to building applications aren’t up to the task of keeping up with the new generation of rich, collaborative applications known broadly as Web 2.0.
What organizations seek is a declarative, document-centric apporach to Internet application creation that leverages Services in the context of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Only by combining the agility that SOA provides with the rich user interfaces of RIAs can companies evolve their Web applications in a flexible, cost-effective manner.
Rising to the challenge of providing adequate tooling for this new class of application is Hyfinity, which offers a combination platform and studio environment for building RIAs that consume and compose Web Services in the context of SOA. Hyfinity combines the best of both worlds — rich user interfaces and loosely coupled, agile Services in a straightforward, declarative environment that increases time to value and productivity for enterprise application creators.