Nexaweb: Exploring the Universal Consumer for Services and Platform for Rich Enterprise Applications
In place of stateless Web interactions that offer only a cheap imitation of the interactivity we’ve come to expect from our desktop operating systems, a new class of distributed applications is emerging — the Rich Internet Application (RIA). Combining real-time user interaction with rich user interface capabilities, Rich Internet Applications leverage increasingly sophisticated client-side technology to enable users to interact with and compose functionality from distributed applications no matter where they are located on the network.
Nexaweb evolves the RIA with significant enhacements to their product line. Nexaweb Platform 4.5 adds the Universal Client Framework — a way of rendering client-side capabilities in Ajax, Java, and even .NET on an as-needed basis, combined with reliable, asynchronous, and sometimes-connected modes of interaction provided by their Internet Messaging Bus (IMB) and Event Notification Services (ENS).