FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ServletExec Plugin Runs Java Servlets on Mac OS Web Servers
Alpharetta, Georgia - New Atlanta Communications, LLC announces the
ServletExec(tm) plugin for Mac OS web servers. ServletExec is a WebSTAR API
(W*API) compatible plugin that enables Mac OS web servers to run
industry-standard Java servlets. ServletExec is built on the Mac OS Runtime
for Java (MRJ) which Apple is shipping as a standard component of Mac OS 8.
Servlets are Java-based alternatives to traditional CGIs and web server
plugins. "Servlets have several compelling advantages over CGIs and
plugins," said Vince Bonfanti, President of New Atlanta Communications.
"Servlets can run on any major server platform--Mac OS, Windows NT, or
Unix--using any leading web server, without even recompiling. Mac OS
developers can deploy their servlets on any platform, and the ServletExec
plugin allows Mac OS webmasters to run servlets originally developed for
other platforms. In addition, writing servlets in Java allows developers to
be more productive and produce more reliable code than writing CGIs or
plugins in native programming languages such as C/C++."
The servlet application programming interface (API) was developed by
JavaSoft, a business unit of Sun Microsystems, Inc., and implemented in
their recently released Java Web Server. JavaSoft has also developed
servlet adapters for Netscape and Microsoft web servers, as well as the
Apache web server. By enabling Mac OS web servers to also run servlets, the
ServletExec plugin helps realize Java's goal of "write once, run anywhere."
- Run industry standard, 100% pure Java servlets on your Mac OS
- Use any Mac OS web server that supports the W*API standard.
- Based on Apple's Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ).
- Supports Java 1.0.2; support for Java 1.1 will be added in a free
upgrade when Apple's MRJ 2.0 ships with Java 1.1 support.
- Built-in server-side includes (SSI) for embedding servlets in HTML
- Supports servlet chaining and filtering.
- Supports remote loading of servlets over the Internet.
- Reloads modified servlets without restarting the web server.
- Includes servlets for supporting image maps, page counters,
forms-based email, and more.
- Includes sample projects for servlet developers using Metrowerks
CodeWarrior, Roaster Technologies Roaster R3, and Symantec Visual
Pricing & Availability
The ServletExec plugin is currently undergoing internal beta testing. A
public beta will be available in mid-August; the final release is planned
for early October. Pricing for the ServletExec plugin has not been set.
About New Atlanta Communications, LLC
New Atlanta Communications, LLC develops software products and provides
software development services for networking and communications
applications. The company's current focus is on Internet-related
technologies, particularly Java and web-database publishing. The founders
of New Atlanta Communications were responsible for developing a national,
online commerce web site (http://www.shopx.com/) and Lasso, the leading
solution for web-enabled database publishing with FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Mac
For more information on New Atlanta Communications or the ServletExec
plugin, visit the company's web site at http://www.newatlanta.com/ or send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ServletExec is a trademark of New Atlanta Communications, LLC. Lasso is a
trademark of Blue World Communications, Inc. FileMaker Pro is a trademark
of Claris Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other
product and corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
other companies, and are used only for explanation and to the owners'
benefit, without intent to infringe.
Vince Bonfanti, President
New Atlanta Communications, LLC