Allaire Corp. is announcing Jrun 3.0, which combines two previously acquired products, one a program for running Java servlets, the other a program for building and running software components called Enterprise Java Beans (EJB). Jrun 3.0 makes use of the latest specification for Java Server Pages, which is a simple way to run Java code, usually in the form of EJBs, in server-based Web documents. It’s the Java equivalent of Microsoft’s Active Server Pages. The latest Java Server Pages release, JSP 1.1, lets developers create custom tags, which in effect simply giving directions on how a Web page should behave. Jrun 3.0 also supports persistence storage of Java Beans and their containers locally and has feature to map, or translate data between Beans and relational databases. Also new is the inclusion of the Java Transaction API and support for the XA standard for interoperability between transaction servers. Jrun was built according to the Java specification, but without using any of the Sun technology in the Java Development Kit, or any of the community source code available from Sun. The Jrun 3.0 professional edition is US$795 per server CPU. The enterprise edition, with additional Java APIs and support for clustering and server failover, is $4,995 per CPU. Both are available this month. Later this summer, Allaire will ship Jrun Studio 3.0, a full tool kit for building Java servlets. Allaire, Cambridge, Mass., http://www.allaire.com.
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