.NET, Apache link seen as boost to Web services
Developers can now use Microsoft .NET to build applications linking to the
popular Apache Web server, according to San Francisco-based Covalent
Technologies Inc., which markets Apache 2.0 as part of its Enterprise Ready
Covalent, which cites surveys indicating that Apache is used in more than 50%
of Internet sites, touted compatibility with .NET as creating 'a best-of-breed
development and deployment solution for Web services.'
John Jack, Covalent president and CEO, said that while his company is
concentrating on the Web server layer, when it came to selecting a Web services
development platform, Microsoft is 'a clear leader in this technology
With this software convergence, developers using Visual Studio .NET, which
Microsoft says number in the millions, will be able to link their applications
to the Apache server.
Founded in 1998 by the original Apache co-developer Randy Terbush, Covalent
sells products and services that support the Apache Web server. It lists Lucent
Technologies and Dow Jones among its customers. The Covalent Enterprise Ready
Server is based on the Apache 2.0 platform, which according to the company is
'HTTP 1.1-compliant and includes support for distributed authoring and
versioning; proxying and caching; IP and named-based virtual hosting; and Java,
Perl and PHP applications.'
For more information, go to http://www.covalent.net
Rich Seeley is Web Editor for Campus Technology.