updated 03:25 pm EDT, Mon May 21, 2001
Apple has introduced WebObjects 5, the company's pure Java application server for web publishing and enterprise application development. The cross-platform (Mac OS X and Windows 2000 Professional) application server features a modular architecture, automated data access through Enterprise Objects, streamlined page generation, and a comprehensive suite of integrated tools, including full support for XML and interoperability with existing XML-based solutions. Other tools include Project Builder for project coordination, Direct to Web and Direct to Java for three-tier web and Java applications, Enterprise Object Modeler for database modeling, and WebObjects Builder for simplifying the design of HTML interfaces. WebObjects 5 utilizes the Java 2 Standard Edition 1.3 runtime and supports full access to Java 2 APIs. WebObjects 5 is available now for $700.