Web Developer Briefs: Intershop, XML, Centura

Web Developer Briefs: Intershop, XML, Centura

Intershop into China

e-commerce applications vendor Intershop has teamed up with China-based eNet Internet Technologies to launch a vertical portal in the IT industry called the China IT e-Commerce Platform.

The China IT e-Commerce Platform is based on Intershop enfinity and ePages, featuring online merchant functionality and multiple store marketplace capabilities for Asian markets.

The project's integration and deployment in less than 90 days was led by TopSoft, an Intershop Professional Service Partner, and Intershop Professional Services.

The solution consists of two new services: "eStore" is targeted at IT vendors, distributors and retailers; and "e-Shop" is targeted at consumers. Both solutions are closely integrated to provide the first complete online business portal with true B2B and B2C supply-chain facilities in China.

XML data editor

Extensibility has announced the first US shipping of XML Instance 1.1, a new release of its XML data editor.

XML Instance creates and edits XML documents, messages, and configuration files. With this update, data from ODBC sources can be imported and deployed as XML data. Enhanced XSLT style sheets allow XML documents to be changed into other XML documents or viewed with Web browsers. XML Instance 1.1 also features support for Java encoding types and improved options for customising display.

XML Instance 1.1 runs on Windows 95/98/2000/NT, Unix, and Mac platforms. It is available free to existing users and can be downloaded immediately. A single-user licence is priced at $US100. Multi-user licences are also available.

Centura gives out freebie

Qualified application developers will now have access to a free Centura software-enabled platform for building Web and wireless solutions.

Centura media sources claim that the suite is valued at $US25,000 and includes CTD2000, Centura's application development software;, an ultra-small, embeddable database management engine for mobile devices; and eSNAPP, a real-time connectivity solution between Web, network server and mobile computing devices.

The package offered also includes a one year standard support contract and two days of professional consulting.

Although Centura sources said that the offer is obligation free, developers have a month to take advantage of the deal. Terms and conditions can be found on the Centura Web site.

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