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Introducing Estrada Technology Component Framework

September 19, 2002

Estrada® Web Technology announced the introduction of Estrada Technology Component (ETC) framework, a new standards-based interface for developing enterprise-strength Web software applications. This move represents the company’s commitment to enhance the product’s extensibility by using established Web standards, such as XML and XML Web Services. At the same time, the ETC framework will extend Estrada's ease of use to developers as well as to content contributors.

A major advantage of the new Components is that they are modular and structurally entirely separate from the Estrada core, making them easily customizable for each client’s needs.

Components also offer a convenient way for clients to develop their own “plug ins” for their Estrada Web sites. Developers can use a variety of languages and platforms to build Components.

“The ETC framework offers immediate advantages to developers,” said Dimitri Glazkov, Estrada’s director of Web technologies. “It brings the rich functionality of the Estrada core engine directly to the fingertips of programmers and provides what we call a ‘full sandbox,’ or safe area that is separate from the core Estrada installation for creating and testing new or customized functionalities. Such a configuration is inherently more secure and fault-tolerant. Even though they are independent, ETCs act as integral parts of Estrada and appear seamless to end users. So, they really offer the best of both worlds.”

Glazkov added that Estrada is already developing ETC applications that clients can add to their Estrada Web sites. The first ETCs will include a Web calendar application and a document management library. The company will also customize Components or develop new ones to meet clients’ specifications. Request information.

About Estrada Web Technology

Estrada Web Technologies is a leading provider of dynamic content management and Web development solutions. Estrada facilitates the creation, production and distribution of large quantities of information over the Web by providing a secure way for individuals throughout an organization, regardless of skill level, to build, post and update their Web content. Estrada also provides analysis and productivity applications to streamline business operations, and the means to deliver personalized, targeted and interactive experiences to online audiences.

Estrada can also be used for developing new functionalities, building corporate infrastructure and integrating online and legacy systems. Estrada is scalable, so that one installation can support any number of sites, pages and users.

Estrada is the flagship division of Gandalf Development, Inc., a technology firm with expertise in Internet development, enterprise management consulting and contract services. The firm’s large national client base includes Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state government agencies, and leading high education and non-profit organizations.

Company and product information is available on the Web at estrada-onstage.com, by calling 205.824.0056 or by emailing .


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