August 4, 1999
For Immediate Release
Aestiva Releases Tools for Deploying
“Run-on-Any-Server” Web Applications.
Torrance, Calif.– Aestiva, LLC announced this week a new family of tools
for software developers interested in creating “run-an-any-server”
“Most developers develop for a single platform,” says D.M. Silverberg,
Aestiva Director of Technology. But no one server enjoys most of the
market. Multi-platform products can reach up to three times the market than
products developed for a single platform.
Aestiva’s new developer tools extend HTML/OS, a multi-platform software
engine that runs on Unix, Windows and Macintosh Web servers. The tools
include copy-protection software, tools to create demonstration packages,
an installation builder and a package for issuing unlock keys.
Until now, the HTML/OS engine has been most popular among those wishing to
build advanced sites without CGI programming. Unlike CGI programming,
HTML/OS designers control interactivity by placing tags inside HTML
documents. Tags provide high-speed on-the-fly word-processing, spreadsheet,
database and programming capabilities. Unlike middleware products, HTML/OS
does not require the purchase or installation of additional databases or
While today’s enthusiasts are most often interested in its flexibiliy and
on-the-fly capabilities, a new generation of software developers is
expected to find interest in HTML/OS.
The HTML/OS engine is one of a few products available that can be installed
on standard hosting accounts as well as dedicated servers. And products
developed with HTML/OS are installed on top of the HTML/OS engine in the
same way database applications are routinely installed on top of database
engines. The HTML/OS developers are screened from the particulars of the
underlying server. This makes HTML/OS particularly attractive to developers
of commercial web-based software.
Aestiva’s new developer tools are expected to be well received by existing
HTML/OS users as well as new users interested into tapping the
multi-billion dollar internet software market.
Aestiva HTML/OS is available for Linux (on Intel, Cobalt and Dec Alpha),
Sun (on Sparc and Intel), BSDI, FreeBSD, SGI, Windows 95/98/NT, MacOS and
Mac OS X platforms.
Aestiva HTML/OS retails for $799.00 (US). Upgrades are $150.00 (US). OEM
and reseller pricing also available.
About Aestiva, LLC
Founded in 1996, Aestiva is the developer of HTML/OS, a Web-based
technology for creating advanced dynamic Web sites.
Visit the Aestiva HTML/OS media page at
Visit Aestiva’s Web site at http://www.aestiva.com
(310)328-8122 ext. 333