Morph Technologies Releases DynaMorph 1.5 Application Server
New Release Adds Database Connectivity and Commerce Plug-in
Reston, VA, Nov. 17, 1997 - Morph Technologies, Inc.
(http://www.morphtech.com) today announced it has released DynaMorph(TM)
1.5, the latest version of its flagship server-side scripting language.
DynaMorph enables a website or application developer to employ the power of
CGI programming directly inside of HTML documents without the need for
advanced PERL or C++ programming skills. With the latest release, Morph
Technologies is again morphing the future of technology on the Web by
making it even easier to build sophisticated websites and web-based
Version 1.5 of DynaMorph adds database connectivity for all ODBC-compatible
databases on Windows NT/95 and Mac servers as well as native database
support for UNIX-based databases. Also available with the current release
are PC- and Mac-Authorize plug-ins which enable real-time, credit card
authorization directly from any webserver.
With DynaMorph, it is easier to perform the tasks associated with website
creation and maintenance as well as to develop sophisticated web-based
applications which previously required an intimate knowledge of CGI
programming. Examples include discussion forums, chat servers, on-line
scholastic testing systems, interactive training, adaptive information
publishing, product registration, and electronic commerce.
DynaMorph is the only true cross-platform server-side scripting engine,
with support for Windows NT/95, Mac OS and UNIX. This enables web
development companies (or internal IS/Web departments) to perform site or
application development work on Macs or PCs, yet deliver their work to
clients running websites, intranets and web-based applications on NT or
UNIX platforms. A website or application built using DynaMorph can
literally be moved from one computer to another, independent of the
operating system, and work automatically with no additional effort
"Web developers need powerful tools to build and maintain sophisticated
websites and applications," said Marc Slack, chief executive officer of
Morph Technologies. "Until recently, that meant using different tools for
each platform. But with DynaMorph's advanced features and unrivaled
cross-platform support, development work can be done on any platform and
then simply moved to the client's server in seconds."
DynaMorph not only eases the creation of web pages with dynamic content,
but also greatly simplifies the maintenance of static pages. DynaMorph
accomplishes this by taking a site creation and maintenance perspective
rather than simply one of individual page creation and maintenance. For
instance, using DynaMorph it is easy to store in a single location the page
colors and background image to use across an entire collection of pages.
Changing this information requires updating only a single location rather
than dozens or even hundreds of pages, and the site is automatically
updated to reflect this change across all pages in the collection.
VRML and other documents, DynaMorph provides the expressiveness and
flexibility demanded by sophisticated web site development teams. Yet it
also includes many pre-built, easy-to-use templates which make it
immediately useful to both programmers and non-programmers alike.
"I have to say that I've been very happy with my quick trip up the learning
curve for the DynaMorph language, but even more so with DM's power and
versatility," said Robert Beamer, Project/Design Manager at Red Light
Communications, a web development company. "We are going to use DynaMorph
on a number of high profile projects."
Pricing and Availability
DynaMorph 1.5 is available for only $499, or $399 without database
connectivity. It currently supports Netscape and Apache servers on Solaris,
Apache on Linux, and all Mac and Windows NT/95 servers. It can be purchased
at Morph's website at http://www.morphtech.com and soon will be available
at the following online resellers: c|net's BuyDirect.com, EarthWeb's
Developer Direct, software.net, and Xplain's DevDepot.
Morph Technologies also offers free DynaMorph licenses to qualifying
educational and charitable organizations. Morph's Educational and Nonprofit
Program allows students, faculty, and staff of accredited educational
institutions (grades K-12, colleges and universities) and employees of
public libraries and charitable nonprofit organizations to download and use
DynaMorph free of charge. More information on this one-of-a-kind,
innovative program is available on Morph's website.
About Morph Technologies
Morph Technologies, Inc., based in Reston, VA, builds Wild World
Webware(TM) for people building the World Wide Web. The company's products
include DynaMorph, its flagship server-side scripting language, and
Socrates, a web-site test tool available for free at the company's website.
Morph Technologies can be reached at 703.716.0677, by email at
MorphInfo@morphtech.com or via the Web at http://www.morphtech.com/