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Lutris Announces Open Source Enhydra Servlet Debugger for Apache Jserv and other servlet environments

Santa Cruz, CA - Aug 9, 1999

Lutris Technologies, a leading Internet strategy and application development firm, announced today the release of the Enhydra Servlet Debugger, adding another product to the Enhydra family of Open Source Software from Lutris. Intended for developers creating servlets for the Web, the Enhydra Servlet Debugger runs in any servlet environment including Apache JServ from the Apache Software Foundation. According to the July 1999 Netcraft survey, 56 percent of the world's Web servers run the Apache Web Server (

"Today's announcement is extremely significant for all Web servlet developers, especially those working in the Apache environment", said Mike Gionfriddo, Lutris Technologies' director of technology. "Improving turn-around time for fixing bugs is key to successfully delivering applications. Before today, there was no debugger for Apache JServ, but with the Enhydra Servlet Debugger, these developers can rapidly isolate, identify and fix problems."

The Enhydra Servlet Debugger saves programmers time by locating bugs in servlets under development. Servlets are the industry standard for using to extend Web server functionality. As a servlet, Enhydra is an example of how to add full application capability to any servlet-enabled Web server . No modification to the developer's servlet is required. Using a special URL, requests are made to the debugger and then forwarded on to the target servlet. The debugger keeps a queue of requests and responses, recording every detail. Also, a trace is logged of every call made to the servlet API, including the end result. For text output, a copy is kept, eliminating the need to use "view source."

The Enhydra Servlet Debugger is available by itself or as part of Enhydra 2.1, a /XML application server. The Enhydra Application Server also includes a new developer tool leveraging the popular Internet standard eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Enhydra XML Compiler (XMLC) is a new XML technology that eliminates the shortcomings of embedding code in HTML found in Sunâs Server Pages (JSP) and Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP). Merging W3C consortium standards, XML, and the Document Object Model (DOM), Enhydra now supports a new, more efficient approach for interface designers and programmers to co-develop Web applications using to generate dynamic HTML.

About Enhydra

Enhydra is the leading Open Source /XML application server. Since its introduction on January 15, 1999,, has been visited by over 50,000 users resulting in more than 7,000 downloads. Hundreds of independent developers are actively contributing to Enhydra. Projects leveraging Enhydra are underway worldwide by IT departments, Internet consultants, and start-up companies. Enhydra is a servlet-based architecture of common services supporting business, presentation and data logic. Services include user and session management, as well as database connection sessions. Enhydra is the only application server (Open Source or commercial) to feature XML technology to simplify the interactive relationship of graphic designers and developers during the development of dynamic HTML presentations.

Additional Enhydra development tools include an XML parser for access to XML data sources. Enhydra Data Object Design Studio (DODS) is a graphical tool for mapping data objects to relational databases. Enhydra Multiserver is included for an enhanced servlet running environment featuring embedded servlet management, monitoring and debugging. Enhydra supports Unix, Linux, Windows and NT, as well as industry-dominant Web servers including Apache, Netscape Enterprise Server and Microsoft IIS. The only platform requirement is the presence of Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1.6 or higher.


Available now, the Enhydra Servlet Debugger is free and may be downloaded from On-line demonstrations, documentation, and FAQs are provided for quick evaluation.

About Lutris Technologies

Lutris Technologies provides strategic Internet consulting services and technologies to forward-thinking businesses and corporate IT organizations. Dedicated to helping businesses develop and implement successful Internet strategies, Lutris partners with clients to build high-quality, custom environments and applications for mission-critical deployments in the Internet Economy. In 1999 Lutris launched, an Open Source software community dedicated to developing the Enhydra /XML application server. Founded in 1995, Lutris is a privately held company based in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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