TIBCO Sponsors AJAX for Java Project
- By John K. Waters
The DWR project was started in 2004 by Joe Walker, a UK-based independent software consultant. TIBCO, a provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) solutions, has said that it will work with Walker "to provide ready-made integration points" between DWR and TIBCO's General Interface, a toolkit for creating rich GUIs in a browser. TIBCO also plans to facilitate the extension of DWR so that it can function as a JBI (Java Business Integration) standard service engine and be deployed on the company's service virtualization platform, the TIBCO ActiveMatrix.
"DWR is a rapid way for Java developers to expose Java objects as simple AJAX services without the need for additional configuration or transformation," said Kevin Hakman, director of product marketing for TIBCO General Interface, in a statement. "We have many customers already using DWR with the General Interface AJAX library. With DWR's reverse AJAX capability, messages and events can be pushed from the server to the browser so that Web applications can also have real-time notification and streaming data features."
The current stable release of DWR is version 1.1.4, which is available now for download. Project participants are currently at work on DWR 2.0.
John K. Waters is a freelance writer based in Silicon Valley. He can be reached