Active Endpoints Announces Free Availability of World-class BPEL Design Environment

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ActiveBPEL™ designer combines visual, Eclipse™-based design tools and the ActiveBPEL Open Source Engine.

Shelton, CT (PRWEB February 21, 2006 -- Active Endpoints, Inc. (http://www.active-endpoints.com), the leading provider of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) products and services, today announced that the ActiveBPEL Designer (formerly ActiveWebflow™ Professional) will now be available for free download from the Active Endpoints website as well as for free redistribution by other organizations.

ActiveBPEL Designer is a comprehensive Eclipse Ready™ BPEL authoring environment. The product includes extensive productivity features to speed developers through the BPEL design and testing cycle, including advanced visual controls, runtime simulation, integrated debugging and 100% standard BPEL code generation.

“We are very pleased to make the ActiveBPEL Designer freely available to the IT community,” said Fred Holahan, Chairman and co-founder, Active Endpoints. “The ActiveBPEL Designer is often cited as the best BPEL design and test environment available today. By providing organizations with free and easy alternatives for acquiring, using and redistributing this world-class product, we aim to accelerate the adoption of BPEL.”

ActiveBPEL Designer – Visual, Productive, Standard.

ActiveBPEL Designer is an Eclipse Ready environment that includes the following key features:

  • Process Visualization: intuitive, drag and drop diagram editing that allows users to rapidly construct process diagrams of any complexity. When process design is completed, users can perform visual runtime simulation and debugging, significantly reducing QA cycle times.
  • High-productivity Instrumentation: high-productivity visual controls that provide easy access to the most common BPEL related resources. Users can quickly locate, register and use their WSDL resources; create reusable BPEL process artifacts (BPELets™); and access a number of pluggable language environments for advanced data integration, mapping and transformation.
  • Uncompromising BPEL Support: out-of-the-box support for any BPEL 1.1 processes. ActiveBPEL users can easily render diagrams by importing existing BPEL process definitions, and they can readily generate BPEL process definitions from any ActiveBPEL diagram. BPEL generated by ActiveBPEL can be executed by any BPEL 1.1 compliant engine.

“Our early successes with SOA have raised new opportunities and requirements, particularly in the area of BPEL-based, composite applications,” said Asit Bhattacharya, Senior Software Engineer, Vodafone Plc. “We knew we had discovered a world-class BPEL authoring solution as soon as we began using the ActiveBPEL Designer. It fits right in to our Eclipse tooling framework and provides an exceptional level of development productivity. The process simulator alone was of significant value, saving us critical QA time as we bullet-proofed our applications.”

Availability

ActiveBPEL Designer is freely available for immediate download at http://www.active-endpoints.com/freebpel. Additional information about Active Endpoints’ products and services can be obtained by contacting the Company at +1.203.929.9400 ext. 709 or info@active-endpoints.com and by visiting http://www.active-endpoints.com.

In related news, the Company also announced that it has unified all products under the ActiveBPEL family name and announced general availability of ActiveBPEL 2.0, a comprehensive family of open source and commercial products for building, testing, deploying and managing composite, service-oriented applications. Please visit http://www.active-endpoints.com/newspr to read the full release.

About Active Endpoints, Inc.

Active Endpoints is the leading provider of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) solutions. Active Endpoints’ solutions enable organizations to go beyond simple application connections to build and deploy composite, process-driven information systems based on BPEL, the next generation Web services orchestration standard. From open source to mission critical deployments, Active Endpoints empowers IT organizations to quickly adapt to evolving customer demands – reducing the cost of integration, leveraging infrastructure investments and enabling the sharing of business processes with customers, partners and suppliers. More financial services, government, telecommunications, high technology, and retail organizations use Active Endpoints’ solutions than any other BPEL technology. Headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, Active Endpoints is privately held. More information is available at http://www.active-endpoints.com.

ActiveBPEL, ActiveWebflow and BPELet are trademarks of Active Endpoints, Inc. Eclipse and Eclipse Ready are trademarks of Eclipse Foundation, Inc. All other company and product names are the property of their respective owners.

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