AvantGo gets DHTML-savvy server
- By Jack Vaughan
[MAY 15, 2002] - Mobile enterprise software pioneer AvantGo Inc. this week released
M-Business Server 5.0 Application Edition, which supports XML Web
services, DOM and dynamic HTML.
development. This puts it on a somewhat different track than some
other wireless players.
Much of the work involved with wireless infrastructure building still
relies on "peddle-to-the-metal" languages like C and C++. AvantGo
claims this server release will improve developer productivity by
enabling use of existing development tools such as VisualStudio
.NET, and programming languages such as C# and Java.
The new release enables access to XML data sources and provides
persistent storage using available on-device databases, to synchronize
director, product management, AvantGo. Support of DHTML reduces the
number and the time it takes to refresh device screens.
AvantGo, formed in 1997, was early to the wireless fray. Competitors
include some top-rung players including sales force automation titan
Seibel systems and database specialist Sybase.
Jack Vaughan is former Editor-at-Large at Application Development Trends magazine.