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From "Bob Buffone" <rbuff...@nexaweb.com>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Release of Apache XAP 0.3.0
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 14:44:57 GMT
ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Apache XAP Team (XAP is an open source Ajax project at Apache
Incubator) is pleased to announce the release of the 0.3.0 of its
Declarative Ajax toolkit. Downloads of the project can be found at
http://incubator.apache.org/xap/download.html

Project Overview
-----------------
XAP provides Ajax developers with an extensible declarative toolkit for
developing applications.  Developers can define user interface, event
handling and data-binding in a simple to use Markup Language reducing
the amount of code needed to create an application.  By concentrating
the developers coding effort to their application business logic, XAP
reduces application complexity considerably. 

The Dojo Toolkit is used to as the underlying widget and building system
for the XAP project.  The inclusion of Dojo means that developers using
XAP have full access to all of functionality provided in the Dojo
Toolkit.

XAP feature highlights
----------------------
	* Declarative User Interface Design
		* Advanced Ajax Widgets 
                  (Sortable tables, tabs, floating windows)
		* Widgets <BB> examples?  How do they differ from
advanced</BB>
	* Event Handling 
		* Client-side Macros
		* Client-side Managed Client Objects
		* Any Server-side web framework 
                  (JSP/Servlets, Struts, PHP, RoR, ...)
	* Data to User Interface Binding (JSON, XML)
	* Separation of User Interface and Business logic
	* State-based application development approach.
	* Toolkit can be extended to add in 3rd party or custom widgets

Common Uses
-----------
	* Complex composite applications (Multiple data sources)
	* Adding asynchronous in-page	update to an existing
application
	* Updating existing application with Ajax widgets

Demos
-----
Demo applications built using XAP can be found at
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/xap/Demos.

Feedback on XAP can be sent to our mailing lists:
xap-dev@incubator.apache.org
xap-user@incubator.apache.org

Any contribution in the form of coding, testing, improving the
documentation, and reporting bugs is always welcome. For more
information on how to get involved with the development of XAP, visit
our website at: http://incubator.apache.org/xap

Thank you for your interest in Apache XAP!

- The Apache XAP Team





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