Curl Receives InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for Best Rich Internet Application Platform: RIA Platform Recognized for Its Rich Interface and Ability to Handle Large Data Sets

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Curl, Inc, today announced that the company's Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform has been named by InfoWorld as the Technology of the Year for Best Rich Internet Application Platform for 2008.

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We are honored that InfoWorld has chosen Curl as the Technology of the Year in the Rich Internet Application category

    Curl is among 49 winners, in nine general categories, of the 2008 Technology of the Year Awards selected by InfoWorld's Test Center editors and reviewers from more than 200 products tested during 2007. Curl is featured online in the January 7, 2008 issue of the publication.

In InfoWorld's review of the Curl platform, author Martin Heller writes, "Curl 5.0, available in both a Personal and Pro edition, is now positioned as an industrial-strength RIA platform: It has all the good attributes of RIAs -- Web-enabled, lightweight, and a rich interface -- plus additional characteristics that make it suitable for enterprise use. Curl applications can handle intermittent connectivity, support large data sets, run securely, and present complex user interfaces gracefully."

Heller continues, "Curl may well be the most interesting computer language that you don't already know. Given that you can use the personal tools free forever and deploy the results on the Internet for free, the only barrier to evaluating it would be finding the time, and you may be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you pick it up. If you get serious about Curl and need to evaluate the professional tools and runtime, you can download a free 60-day trial. Curl should certainly be an option to consider for your next RIA project."

With Curl, developers can implement a new class of enterprise-grade, complex Web-based applications that cannot easily be developed with other RIA technologies. Additionally, corporations with legacy client-server applications can move to Web-based delivery, increasing reach and reducing cost.

Curl recently announced Version 6.0 of its RIA platform which includes a Skinning Package, Advanced Rendering APIs, AJAX Interoperability Features, and Server Interoperability Features.

In addition to the new features in Version 6.0, the company also released a significant body of code to the open source community in late 2007. As part of its first step to support open source technology initiatives, Curl has established three open source projects, which include a Web Services Development Kit (WSDK), Curl Data Kit (CDK), Curl Development Utilities (CDU).

"We are honored that InfoWorld has chosen Curl as the Technology of the Year in the Rich Internet Application category," said Jnan Dash, Chief Strategy Officer, Curl, Inc. "This validates Curl as the best platform to build enterprise-scale RIA for ISV's and Fortune 1000 companies looking to build new Web 2.0 applications or switch from existing client-server architecture to Web 2.0 technology."

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About Curl, Inc.

Curl provides a Rich Internet Application platform for building and deploying Web-based applications that demand complex, highly interactive interfaces previously only possible as client-server applications. Using Curl, developers can implement a new class of complex, business-critical, Web-based applications that cannot easily be developed with Ajax or other smart client technologies. Curl allows corporations with legacy client-server applications to move to Web-based delivery, increasing reach and reducing cost. Founded in 1998, Curl is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumisho Computer Systems. Curl has over 300 customers and 40 partners world-wide. For more information visit

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