NetUnity Software Announces the NetUnity WSRP Solution Suite for .Net Company Makes Available Online Test Center for WSRP Compliance Testing

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NetUnity Software, a private Virginia-based software company, today announced its products for developing portal-based business solutions using WSRP and Microsoft's .Net. The company today makes available an online test center to aid developers with testing WSRP compliance in their applications

NetUnity Software, a private Virginia-based software company, today announced its products for developing portal-based business solutions using WSRP and Microsoft's .Net. The company today makes available an online test center to aid developers with testing WSRP compliance in their applications

The company’s product, The NetUnity WSRP Solution Suite for .Net, allows businesses to produce portal-based business solutions based on the recently published OASIS web services standard that promotes plug-and-play interoperability among portals and portal components - Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP). By building solutions that use standards-based WSRP portals and portlets, companies avoid portal vendor lock-in that occurs when proprietary portals and portlet interfaces are used, while supporting a wide variety of portal platforms and operating environments.

Once the domain of mostly Java and other proprietary approaches, businesses and developers can now use .Net with WSRP to develop open, standards-based application and content solutions for heterogeneous portal frameworks.

“While the Java community has their JSR-168 standard for portlet development, until now .Net developers were left out in the cold as far as building applications and content for what were mostly java-based portal implementations” says Roy Armitage, co-founder and Director of Engineering at NetUnity. He further added “there’s a large supply of .Net developers that companies can now leverage to build solutions that work with any portal framework that supports WSRP and our products will help these companies and developers make a major dent in getting their company’s informational assets plugged into the portal network.”

Product Highlights

The company’s products include a standards-based WSRP portal and a portlet development framework that can be used individually or together to rapidly create portal-based business solutions.

+ WSRP Portal; a compact, full-featured portal natively built from the ground up for WSRP and uses no converters, adapters or proxies for hosting and rendering plug-and-play WSRP portlets. The WSRP Portal supports Web Services Security and administrators provide content by subscribing to published portlets over standard WSDL or UDDI directories. The WSRP Portal is positioned for companies wanting to rapidly deploy such portal-based business initiatives as departmental portals, dashboarding projects, B2B and B2E projects, vertical portals, OEM applications or for complementing an already existing portal framework.

+ WSRP Portlet Framework for .Net; a comprehensive portlet development solution based on open standards and Microsoft's .Net. The Framework consists of a layered-services approach to WSRP portlet and producer construction. It uses Visual Studio and extensive .Net class libraries providing a development repository, database-independent data access layer, an XML/XSL forms layer for generating WSRP-HTML markup, a .Net class library that implements the WSRP specification v1.0 and automatic UDDI producer and portlet registration. The Framework allows developers to rapidly create rich, interactive and standards-based portlets that plug-and-play with any WSRP-compliant portal. The Framework complements existing portlet development approaches in a heterogeneous portal environment.

+ WSRP Portlets; a starter set of WSRP portlets and sample source code that can be used to jumpstart learning the Framework and building and publishing portlets.

+ WSRP Test Center; available now at the company's website, the service provides a private work area in a hosted version of the WSRP Portal to help companies assess compliance of their WSRP producers and consumers. The WSRP Test center helps companies with:

  •      WSRP Consumer Testing; participants can subscribe to and interact with WSRP portlets through WSDL or UDDI interfaces.
  •      WSRP Producer Testing; participants can publish their WSRP portlets and render them in a private workspace available on a hosted version of The NetUnity WSRP Portal.

Availability

The NetUnity WSRP Test Center is available immediately. A pre-release developer version of the company’s products is available by request to qualified businesses and developers at the company’s website.

About NetUnity Software

NetUnity Software is an innovator in Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) software. Its flagship products, the NetUnity WSRP Portal and the NetUnity WSRP Portlet Framework for .Net, help companies rapidly build and deploy standards-based business solutions using .Net and WSRP. NetUnity is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For more information, please call (757)343-6788, email sales@netunitysoftware.com, or visit http://www.netunitysoftware.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Mike Caffyn

Director, NetUnity Software

mike@netunitysoftware.com

(757)343-6788

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