State Software Breaks Through Web App Development Barrier With State Application Framework Software Lets Developers Create Truly Interactive Applications;

Reduces Costs, Development Time and Improves User Experience



    PHOENIX, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- State Software(TM) today introduced the
 State Application Framework (SAF), enabling developers to substantially reduce
 the time required to create truly interactive Web applications, while lowering
 overall deployment costs and providing a superior quality of experience to the
 end-user.
     Speaking from the stage of IDG's DEMO 2002 executive forum,
 Bobby Napiltonia, State Software CEO and co-founder said, "State Software
 allows developers for the first time to build distributed sessionful
 applications.  The Web today may appear to be interactive, but that's only
 because developers have created cumbersome workarounds inside every Web-based
 application.  SAF creates an architectural framework for developers to work
 through rather than around.   We take a static process and make it dynamic.
 We've moved the process from a stateless environment to a stateful one."
      "Today, the Web's static nature forces processes such as online
 transactions to be conducted tediously, one page at a time.  Information is
 passed from client to server, then back again, over and over," Napiltonia told
 the audience of 500 technology community members.  "All the world does not
 have to be a page.  State Software makes Web applications truly interactive."
     "Developers can reduce time to market from months to days.  SAF lowers
 overhead costs by cutting hardware and software requirements.  All this, of
 course, is invisible to the user," Napiltonia noted, "but the results are not.
 Users will have a smoother, faster experience. Web applications will feel just
 like Excel or any other sophisticated desktop application."
     End users in the office, at home, shopping or learning will immediately
 see and feel the State-generated improvement.  Finally real-time inventories
 can be accessed and managed across the supply chain. Refresh waits are
 eliminated.  A Web retailer's checkout system is reduced from 20-30 steps to
 just one or two, making an online purchase easier than a typical supermarket
 checkout.  An online auction will have real-time interaction rather than
 today's silent linear process.  "At last," Napiltonia stated, "Web
 applications can be as interactive as we all originally thought they were
 going to be."
     State's development team has been working together on applicable
 technology for nearly 20 years.  In 1985, members were at LucasFilms where
 they headed the team that created Habitat, the first online multi-user
 collaboration.  State Software's work is a long and refined evolution of that
 successful undertaking.
     The workhorse of the State Application Framework is the State Session
 Server, a highly scalable framework built entirely in Java.  When a Web page
 or application is State-enabled, a State Session server maintains a truly
 interactive session with the end-user's browser by creating a two-way
 communication layer for constant interaction.  The State Session Director
 makes the State Application Framework highly scalable and redundant, allowing
 multiple servers to operate.  All of this occurs without the requirement of
 client plug-ins or applets, thus providing a smoother end-user experience.
     "Once connected, the State Session Server establishes a two-way connection
 that allows continuous, dynamic updating.  Web pages don't have to be reloaded
 each time a user makes a request.  The only information needed to be
 transmitted is content that has changed on the site, keeping bandwidth and
 storage needs low," explained Doug Crockford, co-founder and Chief Technology
 Officer.
     Substantially less information flows over the persistent connection,
 alleviating bandwidth issues.  Cumbersome workarounds such as EJBs, ASPs and
 JSPs are eliminated.  "I don't think developers will miss them," Crockford
 quipped.
     "State Software's application framework provides a new way to develop
 interactive applications and the results are compelling:  Faster
 time-to-market, reduced development costs and a vastly improved
 user-experience. It's a value proposition that resonates with the software
 developer as well as the business manager," said Jim Forbes, Editor,
 DEMOletter and a DEMO conference Producer.
 
     About State Software
     State Software, designs, develops and markets a software framework that
 dramatically accelerates time to market for Web application developers.  It
 allows the first real-time dynamic development on the Web, thus shortening
 development cycles, reducing deployment costs, and improving end user
 experience.  Founded in May 2001, State Software, Inc. is privately held and
 is based in San Jose, CA.  Please visit our Web site at www.statesoftware.com.
 
     NOTE:  State Software and its logo are trademarks of State Software, Inc.
 All other trademarks and registered trademarks are properties of their
 respective owners.
 
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