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Apple Computer, Inc.'s application server framework for developing dynamic web applications.

WebObjects applications accept HTTP requests either directly (usually on a specific port) or via an adaptor that sits between them and the web server. Adaptors are either CGI programs or web server plug-ins (NSAPI or ISAPI).

The server processes special tags in HTML pages to produce dynamic but standard HTML. Tools are provided to easily set and get object properties and invoke methods from these tags. Applications can maintain state over multiple HTTP request-response transactions (which are intrinsically stateless). Applications can also use Apple's Enterprise Object Framework object relational mapping libraries for object persistence and database access.

WebObjects was originally based on Objective C and a simple scripting language but now is more likely to be used with Java. Versions are available for OS X, Windows and Unix.

Apple acquired WebObjects from NeXT, along with Steve Jobs.

WebObjects Home.
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Available at: webobjects.cdw.com/webobjects/media/pdf/Newsroom/CDW-Cloud-Tracking-Poll-Report-0511.pdf.
En los comienzos de los lenguajes orientados a objetos, se disenaron para la plataforma de computadoras Macintosh los lenguajes Hypercard y HyperStudio, que fueron seguidos por lenguajes mas poderosos, como el SuperCard y el WebObjects. Todos estos lenguajes, que pertenecian a la llamada "quinta generacion", operaban perfectamente en ambientes graficos os similares a Windows y estaban orientados en una buena parte a fines educativos.
Among them are Apple WebObjects; BEA Systems' WebLogic platform; Business Objects Enterprise; Cognos BI Platform; IBM WebSphere; Infravio (Miko Matsumura's company); Microsoft BizTalk; Onyx Web Services; and of course Sun Java Enterprise and Jini.
(He's also the original author of OpenEJB, which has been incorporated into Apple's WebObjects and Apache Geronimo.)
Phynance's architecture relies on Java[TM] and WebObjects, Oracle[R] databases and fully scalable Sun servers, each of which can process more than 140,000 claims per day.
Sybase also announced ASE will provide support for Apple's WebObjects, allowing application developers using Apple's WebObjects full support from ASE's rich feature set.
De igual forma, anuncio la disponibilidad del servidor WebObjects 5, basado en Java, para desarrollar operaciones en Internet y aplicaciones empresariales.
Exhibit 1: Middleware Products Products Web site Active Server Pages www.asp101.com Cold Fusion www.allaire.com Sapphire/Web www.bluestone.com WebHub www.href.com WebObjects www.apple.com/Webobjects/
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Developed under the Apple WebObjects 4 platform for optimum scalability and platform independence, ArticleBASE can run on Windows NT, Sun Solaris, and Mac OS X Server operating systems and supports industry-standard databases including Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL, and Informix.
Among the reviewed products, we cite Microsoft's Visual InterDev, Visual Basic 5, and Access97, Oracle Developer 2000, Inprise IntraBuilder, Sybase's PowerBuilder, Apple's WebObjects, NetDynamic's Visual Studio, Asymetrix SuperCede Database Edition, and Allaire's Cold Fusion Application Wizards.
As Jobs himself put it: "WWDC is a must." Other attractions will include technical tracks on Mac OS X, Java, QuickTime, AppleScript, WebObjects, the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and FireWire.