With the framework, these developers can build AJAX-based RIAs leveraging their Java development skills, said Michel Gerin, vice president of marketing at Backbase. Developers can code using JavaServer Faces (JSF), Spring MVC or Struts.
Enterprise Ajax for Java 4.2 features modules functioning with different development technologies such as Spring or Struts. Data services in the product make it easy to populate AJAX widgets with data from a Java server, Backbase said. This is done through use of the data binding mechanism in the Backbase Client Framework. JSON and XML are supported.
Also offered with Backbase 4.2 is a Community License allowing for free development and deployment on two servers or CPUs per company. To get support for the product, users can purchase annual subscriptions for US$2,500 for a two-CPU configuration or use online forums at bdn.backbase.com.