NetObjects Supports Enterprise Java Bean Technology

NetObjects, Inc. announced that its NetObjects Fusion 3.0 Web site building application will be the first visual authoring product to immediately support Enterprise Java Beans (EJB).


EJB is a new Java technology specification that enables the rapid development of client-server applications.


NetObjects’ EJB support is manifested through the use of a servlet
(server-side Java applet) interface. Site builders simply drop a Java
servlet onto a Web page built in NetObjects Fusion 3.0 and customize its
properties through a user-friendly properties palette. When deployed to a
server, the servlet then triggers a similar action, which uses EJB to
access back-end enterprise data and applications.


Developers can build and customize EJBs and integrate them with servlets
placed in NetObjects Fusion, while departmental site builders can use
pre-built EJBs to access enterprise information. The advanced
site-developer may also choose to use NetObjects Fusion’s open Java-based
API (NFX) technology to write a plug-in component that surfaces the EJB
directly as a page layout object inside NetObjects Fusion.


By integrating NetObjects’ servlet capabilities with EJB, developers can
now create solutions for the development of dynamic content, as well as
specific e-commerce and personalization applications.


For example, developers use EJBs to extract and format product names and prices from a database on the server.


By using NetObjects Fusion 3.0’s servlet capabilities, developers can now use a visual tool to lay out and design dynamically driven content on any Web page.

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