[MD1] WebSiphon Web-Based Scripting Tool
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] WebSiphon Web-Based Scripting Tool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Purity Software, Inc.
1016 Mopac Circle, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78746

+1.512.328.2288
FAX +1.512.328.2688
http://www.purity.com/
info@purity.com

Austin, TX --Purity Software, Inc. announced today that it is now shipping
WebSiphon, its web-based scripting tool for Macintosh computers.
WebSiphon is one of the most anticipated new CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
products for Macintosh webmasters delivering a complete authoring tool for
revolutionary sites. "Early reactions from those who have seen WebSiphon in
action have been overwhelming. It is quite obvious that the Macintosh web
community has been waiting for a powerful product such as this for quite
some time. We created this tool to help fill that void and add to the Mac's
Internet arsenal." said Nathan Nunn, Purity Software's president.
WebSiphon allows users to embed a real scripting language, SiphonScript,
directly into their HTML pages. In addition, WebSiphon includes Purity's
database server, Verona, a low overhead flat-file database server created
specifically for use on the Internet. Verona is fully multi-threaded
allowing multiple concurrent operations among many databases being served
on the web. Alex Hopmann, president of ResNova says "WebSiphon actually
puts a powerful programming language right inside your HTML. This is in a
completely different league than products which just provide server
includes."

At the recent WebEdge IV conference hosted in Austin, TX WebSiphon was
utilized by aspiring attendees in the prestiged hack competition of which
one entry received third place overall. The hack, submitted by Wesley
Felter and Steve Noreyko used a Frontier script to download pages from a
selected site and index them in a central Verona database on the network. A
web page served through WebSiphon acted as the front-end offering a form
allowing the database to searched.

Unlike other current authoring solutions offered to Mac OS webmasters,
WebSiphon completely integrates the SiphonScript language within the HTML
page giving the user the power of a fully featured language. SiphonScript
supports variables, conditional statements, powerful looping statements,
built-in functions, forms processing, and more. An extensive built-in
library offers 79 functions users may choose from to aid in creating their
site. Function libraries include web-related, string manipulation, list
manipulation, date and time, text file support, math, database support,
logging and more. "WebSiphon is a great tool for us. With one application
we can cut down the time and need for both custom CGI development, as well
as projects we were planning in JavaScript. Plus, since WebSiphon is all
server-side we don't have the browser-compatibility problems that we would
have with JavaScript." says Gary Stein, webmaster for Mactivity, Inc.

Documentation
Due to the vast abilities that WebSiphon can offer to users, an extensive
printed reference manual is included describing installation, the
SiphonScript language, and all 79 powerful built-in functions complete with
examples of use. Additionally, several example templates (HTML files with
embedded SiphonScript) are included to help users learn the environment.
Purity Software will also have an area available online for users to
download pre-made templates and add-ons usable on their site immediately
offering the functionality of many common CGIs. Users may also subscribe
to Purity's support mailing lists where any questions or help needed will
be provided.

Examples of Use
As WebSiphon is an authoring tool, there are no limits to it's usefulness
or the functionality it can provide to Mac-based web sites. Many possible
uses of WebSiphon include online shopping commerce sites with catalog and
shopping cart support, guest books, bulletin board systems and web
conferencing, conference registration systems, online games, customized
sites based on browser type, domain, etc., online polls and voting systems,
or courseware products for universities or other educational institutions.

Special Features
- The SiphonScript language is byte-level compiled offering sites maximum
performance even with very complicated pages.
- All pages are cached into RAM to bypass the Macintosh file system.
- Templates may be modified while a site is online, without interrupting
connected users.
- WebSiphon includes a direct interface to Verona, providing persistent
storage for any CGI applications developed with SiphonScript.
- Fully PowerPC native and multi-threaded so many users may access your
site simultaneously rather than waiting in a busy queue on an active server.

System Requirements
WebSiphon requires an Apple Macintosh computer running System 7.5 or
higher, 1 MB RAM for WebSiphon, and a Macintosh web server that supports
"sdoc" CGI AppleEvents. For database functionality, Verona requires an
additional 1MB of RAM. WebSiphon has been tested and is fully compatible
with the following web servers: Boulevard and Web For One by ResNova;
WebSTAR by StarNine Technologies, a division of Quarterdeck; NetPresenz by
Peter Lewis; WebCenter by Chris Hawk; and Sonic Systems' forthcoming
SonicWeb.

Ordering Information
WebSiphon has a MSRP of $495, which includes the flat-file database server
Verona (available separately for $195). Educational institutions quality
for a 15% discount on total package price. User's may purchase and
download demos of product at Purity Software's web site
(http://www.purity.com/) as well as through selected distributors. E-mail
sales inquiries may be directed to sales@purity.com and general information
about Purity's line of products may be answered by sending mail to
info@purity.com. Customer support for WebSiphon and Verona is available
through mailing lists hosted at Purity. Information on subscribing to
these mailing lists is available on Purity's web site.

Background
Purity Software, Inc. was founded in 1995, is a privately-held corporation
based in Austin, TX. The company is committed to developing the finest
products possible for the Macintosh Internet community. Purity Software may
be contacted at 1016 Mopac Circle, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78746, USA;
512-328-2288; fax 512-328-2688; info@purity.com.

 
AAPL
$119.00
Apple Inc.
+1.40
MSFT
$47.75
Microsoft Corpora
+0.28
GOOG
$540.37
Google Inc.
-0.71

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

HoudahSpot 3.9.6 - Advanced file search...
HoudahSpot is a powerful file search tool built upon MacOS X Spotlight. Spotlight unleashed Create detailed queries to locate the exact file you need Narrow down searches. Zero in on files Save... Read more
RapidWeaver 6.0.3 - Create template-base...
RapidWeaver is a next-generation Web design application to help you easily create professional-looking Web sites in minutes. No knowledge of complex code is required, RapidWeaver will take care of... Read more
iPhoto Library Manager 4.1.10 - Manage m...
iPhoto Library Manager lets you organize your photos into multiple iPhoto libraries. Separate your high school and college photos from your latest summer vacation pictures. Or keep some photo... Read more
iExplorer 3.5.1.9 - View and transfer al...
iExplorer is an iPhone browser for Mac lets you view the files on your iOS device. By using a drag and drop interface, you can quickly copy files and folders between your Mac and your iPhone or... Read more
MacUpdate Desktop 6.0.3 - Discover and i...
MacUpdate Desktop 6 brings seamless 1-click installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on macupdate.... Read more
SteerMouse 4.2.2 - Powerful third-party...
SteerMouse is an advanced driver for USB and Bluetooth mice. It also supports Apple Mighty Mouse very well. SteerMouse can assign various functions to buttons that Apple's software does not allow,... Read more
iMazing 1.1 - Complete iOS device manage...
iMazing (was DiskAid) is the ultimate iOS device manager with capabilities far beyond what iTunes offers. With iMazing and your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), you can: Copy music to and from... Read more
PopChar X 7.0 - Floating window shows av...
PopChar X helps you get the most out of your font collection. With its crystal-clear interface, PopChar X provides a frustration-free way to access any font's special characters. Expanded... Read more
Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.3 - Easy-to-use b...
Carbon Copy Cloner backups are better than ordinary backups. Suppose the unthinkable happens while you're under deadline to finish a project: your Mac is unresponsive and all you hear is an ominous,... Read more
ForeverSave 2.1.3 - Universal auto-save...
ForeverSave auto-saves all documents you're working on while simultaneously doing backup versioning in the background. Lost data can be quickly restored at any time. Losing data, caused by... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Bounce On Back (Games)
Bounce On Back 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Make Way for Fat Chicken, from the Maker...
Make Way for Fat Chicken, from the Makers of Scrap Squad Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 26th, 2014 [ permalink ] Relevant Games has announced they will be releasing their reverse tower defense game, | Read more »
Tripnary Review
Tripnary Review By Jennifer Allen on November 26th, 2014 Our Rating: :: TRAVEL BUCKET LISTiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Want to create a travel bucket list? Tripnary is a fun way to do exactly that... | Read more »
Ossian Studios’ RPG, The Shadow Sun, is...
Ossian Studios’ RPG, The Shadow Sun, is Now Available for $4.99 Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 26th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Mmmm, Tasty – Having the Angry Birds for...
The very first Angry Birds debuted on iOS back in 2009. When you sit back and tally up the number of Angry Birds games out there and the impact they’ve had on pop culture as a whole, you just need to ask yourself: “How would the birds taste... | Read more »
Rescue Quest Review
Rescue Quest Review By Jennifer Allen on November 26th, 2014 Our Rating: :: PATH BASED MATCH-3Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Guide a wizard to safety by matching gems. Rescue Quest might not be an entirely original... | Read more »
You Can Play the Final Chapter of Lone W...
You Can Play the Final Chapter of Lone Wolf: Dawn Over V’taag Right Now Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 26th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Swords of Anima (Games)
Swords of Anima 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: A new tactical turn-based RPG experience. Command the Savior Rex Squad in an epic journey of courage and deception. Can you... | Read more »
Audio Defence: Zombie Arena
Audio Defence: Zombie Arena By Lee Hamlet on November 26th, 2014 Our Rating: :: DRAGS ITS FEETUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad From the makers of Papa Sangre comes a defense game that forces players to listen carefully... | Read more »
Tales from the Borderland​s Will be Comi...
Tales from the Borderland​s Will be Coming to iOS by the End of the Year Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 26th, 2014 [ permalink ] Telltale Games has announced | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

2014 1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $449, save $...
 B&H Photo has the new 1.4GHz Mac mini on sale for $449.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $50 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this new model. Adorama... Read more
Early Black Friday pricing on 27-inch 5K iMac...
 B&H Photo continues to offer Black Friday sale prices on the 27″ 3.5GHz 5K iMac, in stock today and on sale for $2299 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. Their price is $200 off MSRP... Read more
Early Black Friday sale prices on iPad Air 2,...
 MacMall is discounting iPad Air 2s by up to $75 off MSRP as part of their Black Friday sale. Shipping is free: - 16GB iPad Air WiFi: $459 $40 off - 64GB iPad Air WiFi: $559 $40 off - 128GB iPad Air... Read more
Early Black Friday MacBook Air sale prices, $...
 MacMall has posted early Black Friday MacBook Air sale prices. Save $101 on all models for a limited time: - 11″ 1.4GHz/128GB MacBook Air: $798 - 11″ 1.4GHz/256GB MacBook Air: $998 - 13″ 1.4GHz/... Read more
Why iPhone 6 Tablet/Laptop Cannibalization Is...
247wallst.com blogger Douglas A. McIntyre noted last week that according to research posted on the Applovin blog site the iPhone 6 is outselling the iPhone 6 Plus by a wide margin . Hardly a surprise... Read more
Worldwide Tablet Growth Expected to Slow to 7...
The global tablet market is expected to record massive deceleration in 2014 with year-over-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from International Data... Read more
Touchscreen Glove Company Announces New Produ...
Surrey, United Kingdom based TouchAbility specializes in design and manufacture of a wide variety of products compatible with touchscreen devices including smartphones, tablets and computers. Their... Read more
OtterBox Alpha Glass Screen Protectors for iP...
To complement the bigger, sharper displays on the latest Apple devices, OtterBox has introduced Alpha Glass screen protectors to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The fortified glass screen protectors... Read more
Early Black Friday Mac Pro sale, 6-Core 3.5GH...
 B&H Photo has the 6-Core 3.5GHz Mac Pro on sale today for $3499 including free shipping plus NY sales tax. Their price is $500 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from... Read more
Early Black Friday sale price: 15-inch 2.2GHz...
 B&H Photo has the 2014 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale today for $1699.99. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. Their price is $300 off MSRP, equalling Best Buy’s price... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
Senior Event Manager, *Apple* Retail Market...
…This senior level position is responsible for leading and imagining the Apple Retail Team's global event strategy. Delivering an overarching brand story; in-store, Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.