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
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
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
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
"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.
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