Apple Ships Java-Based WebObjects 5
Powerful Application Server Speeds Web Development and Deployment

WWDC 2001, SAN JOSE, California-May 21, 2001-Apple today announced the
availability of WebObjects 5, Apple’s powerful pure Java application
server for web publishing and enterprise application development.
WebObjects includes innovative tools to develop sophisticated and scalable
web applications that can be deployed on virtually any Java-compatible

“WebObjects 5 is the state-of-the-art solution for developing and deploying
web-based Java applications,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president
of Worldwide Product Marketing. “WebObjects has always provided the most
advanced tools and frameworks for building powerful web applications, now
that power enables customers to build the most complete Java server
solutions too.”

A proven cross-platform application server, WebObjects speeds time to
market while improving quality through its modular architecture, automated
data access, streamlined page generation and comprehensive suite of
integrated tools. The richest Java development platform available for
database-driven applications, WebObjects utilizes the Java 2 Standard
Edition v1.3 runtime, supports full access to Java 2 APIs and provides easy
interoperability with other Java solutions.

For five years, Fortune 500 companies have trusted WebObjects for Intranet
application development, personalized Internet content delivery and
e-commerce deployments. Creative professionals rely on WebObjects and the
growing number of third-party products for asset management, multimedia
workflows and site management, while educators use WebObjects as the basis
for web publishing courses and to create portals, labs and new
administrative solutions.

WebObects 5 is the comprehensive solution for Java server application
development featuring:

* automated data access and object persistence through Enterprise
Objects technology;
* easy and streamlined web-page generation leveraging templates and a
rich library of reusable components;
* full support for XML ensuring full interoperability with existing
XML-based solutions;
* reliable and scalable deployment services for workgroup through
enterprise level solutions; and
* integrated development and deployment tools such as Project Builder
for project coordination, Direct to Web and Direct to Java for three-tier
web and Java applications, Enterprise Object Modeler for database modeling
and WebObjects Builder to simplify the design of HTML interfaces.

Services & Training
To help organizations build and deploy high-performance, pure Java web
applications, Apple iServices-Apple’s training and professional services
organization-offers basic and advanced training courses on WebObjects 5
programming and administration. Apple iServices also has a team of
consultants to help customers design and develop custom WebObjects 5
applications. For more information, visit

Availability, Pricing & System Requirements
WebObjects 5 is available now through the online Apple Store
(, at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized
Resellers for a suggested retail price $699 (US).

WebObjects applications can be developed using the included suite of tools.
Qualified development platforms are Mac OS X, and Windows 2000
Professional. WebObjects applications are designed to be deployed on the
Java 2 platform, Standard Edition 1.3 runtime environment using JDBC 2.0
for database access. Qualified deployment platforms include Mac OS X Server
v10, Solaris 8, and Windows 2000 Professional. For more information visit