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Software AG Supports Google Maps with AJAX Technology

Composite Application Integrator is the first AJAX based product to deliver Rich Internet Application

Composite Application Integrator (CAI), Software AG’s powerful design and runtime environment for combining Web services into rich composite internet applications now supports Google maps. CAI is the first AJAX based product to include a Google maps control. Organizations developing composite applications can now use CAI to rapidly use services from Google maps, integrate existing applications and exchange information with Google maps significantly reducing time to market. This seamless interaction with Google maps is only one of more than 80 AJAX UI controls shipped with CAI.

"AJAX UI controls allow organizations to build composite rich applications with incredible speed." said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Member of the Board, Software AG. "We are establishing a open collaborative community to create a comprehensive library of innovative controls, providing even richer functionality within weeks of the availability of new services, such as Google maps".

CAI allows developers and architects to integrate existing applications and create new user interfaces significantly reducing the effort needed to implement a Service Oriented Architecture. Applications developed on using any application development tools, Java, Natural or COBOL, once available as a web service, can be combined across the web, as with Google maps, into a single intelligent user interface. This presents the user, through the browser, with a composite application with all the functionality of a rich client.

Once applications are designed and tested, they can be rapidly deployed on a broad range of Java run-time environments including major application servers and Tomcat. Each application can be immediately accessed through a browser or as a rich client (Java SWT client). Rich applications can also be integrated within portals, such as IBM WebSphere and SAP NetWeaver. Unlike traditional rich clients, all interface changes are communicated by the server to the Java client through XML streams. 

Composite Application Integrator accelerates and simplifies the design and deployment of rich internet applications by providing a developer-friendly and WYSIWYG environment that doesn’t require skills in HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Desktop-like capabilities can now be enabled for the browser without requiring developers to code complex JavaScript. The library of AJAX UI controls shipped with CAI, including the Google maps control, make the development of composite applications even faster and easier.

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