ZK Spreadsheet 2.2 Released with Improved User Experience and Excel Functionality Empowering Java Web Applications

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As of today, ZK announces the official release of ZK Spreadsheet 2.2 under an open source license enabling developers to embed Excel functionality within their Java based Ajax web applications. The latest release brings in a host of new features improving user experience including collaboration editing which is a Google doc like functionality where multiple users can edit the spreadsheet at the same time and see the changes made in real time and more.

ZK Spreadsheet

ZK Spreadsheet

ZK Spreadsheet is an open source solution providing effortless Excel integration with Java based Ajax applications and enables rapid development and extensive control of large data driven applications.

As of today, ZK announces the official release of ZK Spreadsheet 2.2 under an open source license enabling developers to embed Excel functionality within their Java based Ajax web applications. Since its debut in February 2008, ZK Spreadsheet has become a mainstay in developer’s toolkits obtaining favourable reviews from across the globe.

ZK Spreadsheet enables Ajax applications to deliver rich online spreadsheet functionality within browsers using pure Java without the need to install Excel or applets on the server or client. With the ability to include Excel functionality in any web page, developers are able to create collaborative and dynamic enterprise applications at minimal cost.

The latest release brings in a host of new features improving user experience including collaboration editing which is a Google doc like functionality where multiple users can edit the spreadsheet at the same time and see the changes made in real time. New chart types have also been added to the basket including, area chart, bar chart and scatter chat in 3D offering users more choices of presentation.

Other functions such as:

  • Locale-aware for date/number input & output
  • Validation functionality
  • Adding, deleting, moving, resizing charts and pictures are now also available in the latest release.

Moreover, the performance of ZK Spreadsheet 2.2 in page loading has been optimized by 1.4 times compared to that of the previous version reducing content switching time and increasing user productivity.

“ZK Spreadsheet is an open source solution providing effortless Excel integration with Java based Ajax applications and enables rapid development and extensive control of large data driven applications,” stated Henri Chen, VP of Engineering, “That’s one of the main reasons many critical projects rely on ZK Spreadsheet.”

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About Potix
Potix Corporation develops and supports ZK, the #1 Java based Ajax solution on SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source host. Innovation is the most driving force behind the growing Potix. Potix delivered the first Ajax framework to support Java and Android phones, the first embeddable Ajax spreadsheet, and the first to synergize the power of pure Java, markup and scripting languages.

ZK has more than 1,500,000 downloads since its first release in late 2005. ZK is deployed by a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including Barclays, Societe Generale, Swiss RE, eBay, Roche, Deutsche Bank, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Audi, EMC and Toyota, providing them with the ability to rapidly create rich Ajax enterprise level applications.

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