Railo Goes Open Source on JBoss.org

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Swiss software company Railo announced today plans to release an open source version of the Railo CFML engine hosted at JBoss.org, the website of the leading provider of open source Java middleware.

The JBoss.org community has repeatedly proven to be a powerful launch-pad for propelling exciting and innovative technologies into mainstream adoption.

Swiss software company Railo announced today plans to release an open source version of the Railo CFML engine hosted at JBoss.org, the website of the leading provider of open source Java middleware. This will provide developers with a top-quality CFML engine available for free under the LGPL license. The open source version of Railo will be launched in late 2008, and will be available for download from the JBoss.org community website.

"JBoss has been a driving force behind the open source ecosystem built around the Java platform and in legitimizing open source Java middleware in the enterprise," said Railo CEO Gert Franz. "We believe that having JBoss.org as a community partner will dramatically increase the adoption and use of CFML in the enterprise market."

CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) is a programming language that allows for rapid creation of high performance, scalable web applications. Railo is a CFML engine that converts CFML code into executable Java byte code which can be deployed and run on any standard Java Servlet engine. This provides programmers the productivity gains of CFML development with the performance and scalability of the Java server environment.

As part of the partnership with Railo, the JBoss.org community will be working on several enhancements to provide CFML developers tag-based access to JBoss core functionalities, including JBoss Cache and Messaging.

Sacha Labourey, CTO at JBoss added, "The JBoss.org community has repeatedly proven to be a powerful launch-pad for propelling exciting and innovative technologies into mainstream adoption."

About Railo Technologies
Railo Technologies GmbH, creators of the Railo CFML engine, is located in Bern, Switzerland. Railo is used by several well known companies around the world including Apple, Warner Bros., IDG, Peta, Spiegel and many more. Learn more about Railo.

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