Nexaweb Technologies, Inc., provider of a standards-based platform for building and deploying Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) applications, has announced the availability of Nexaweb Studio 2.4--the latest version of its Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) toolset. Nexaweb Studio 2.4, a component of the Nexaweb Enterprise Web 2.0 Suite, offers enterprise Web developers, J2EE/Java developers and software engineers a standards-based visual design environment for creating EW2.0 applications. Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 solutions enable customers to leverage Rich Internet Application (RIA), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), and traditional enterprise technologies to deliver composite business applications with a rich user interface (UI) via the web.
The new and enhanced features offered in Nexaweb Studio 2.4, include: Nexaweb Business Logic Development, where an enhanced Event Wizard guides users through the steps required to connect business logic to UI components. Studio 2.4 can remember which types of events are available for a given component type, which elements are required to make the connection, and the exact XML syntax; Nexaweb Data, a new data interface provides an approach to binding UI components to data through a data component directory. The interface presents web application designers with a list of data components to identify and select data to bind to a UI component without having to manually code XML or manually open data files in separate views. Additionally, when data wizards are invoked, the context (the component selected at the time the wizard is invoked) is used to pre-populate form fields wherever possible; the new interface includes support to browse the content of a XML or object-based data source. The data source schema is extracted and displayed such that the fields may be reviewed and connected to a UI component via drag-and-drop. Drag-and-drop capabilities are available among other views and appropriate wizards are invoked based on the UI and data component types; and the Nexaweb Visual Editor, with New Panel Templates to develop UIs and eliminate the need for learning specific layout managers. Nexaweb Studio 2.4 is available immediately. Pricing for Nexaweb Studio 2.4 starts at $1,495.