In October, Software released Composite Application Integrator, which helps companies build Ajax applications by automating the coding and the engineering. The offering, which costs 599 ($736) per developer seat, interacts with CentraSite, another Ajax product that Software developed jointly with Fujitsu Ltd.
Sun Microsystems Inc. is adding Ajax support to its new Java Studio Creator 2. The test version of the product has had more than 20,000 downloads. Dan Roberts, Sun’s director of marketing for developer tools, calls this level of interest “huge,” reflecting Ajax’s popularity.
Salesforce.com Inc. has also developed a free Ajax tool kit for outside developers adding software to salesforce’s AppExchange site. And BEA Systems Inc. has Ajax support in its AquaLogic User Interaction product.