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Apple Ships Latest Version of WebObjects

Apple Computer Inc. Tuesday upgraded its WebObjects application server software for Windows NT and UNIX platforms.

Version 4 adds extensive Java support and cuts application deployment time by offering 'Direct to Web' pre-built, reusable software modules. In addition, it includes new debugging features and a new multi-tier Java architecture.

Also new in WebObjects 4 is multi-threaded application support for better handling of long-running requests, as well as enhanced monitoring and testing tools to allow developers to measure application performance.

"WebObjects, with thousands of blue-chip customers, is the platform of choice for developing robust and scalable Web applications," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of worldwide product marketing.

"WebObjects pioneered the application server software market and this version ensures it will continue to lead the category in sales and innovation."

Pricing for WebObjects 4 starts at $1,499. For higher performance servers, customers can purchase different levels, based upon the number of processors or transactions in the application, that range in price from $7,500 to $50,000 per server.