As Rob Hailstone, an analyst at IDC specialising in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application platforms, says: "The app server should protect the applications from needing to be aware of the grid.
Cosmic JS is rolling out its Partner Programs, which promote collaboration between Cosmic & agencies for content management and hosting on the Cosmic JS App Server, as well as designers & developers who want to contribute apps to the Cosmic JS App Store for a revenue share.
Sun has said that the next standard of Java will include specifications for app server implementations, but Symantec hopes that in the meantime its components will enable developers to continue writing multi-server distributed Java applications.
Using what's become the re-branded VisualAge Interspace, IBM says product developers can stick with their preferred desktop development tool and start building client-server, Java or App Server applications that hook with ease into IBM enterprise server back ends.
We are seeing increasing market interest in our technology and in our app server free approach - particularly within transaction-centric industries such as financial services, telecommunications and transportation sectors," says Guy Pardon, CTO, Atomikos.