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Enhydra User: Conceptual Integrity
"Our Java developers had built servlet-based web apps before,
but as of mid-April 2000, none of us had experience with application
servers or wireless technology.Thanks to Enhydra, It's now mid-June
and we have a working demo application supporting web browsers,
WAP phones and Palm devices. We've already used this demo to generate
significant business. A large part of the credit goes to the high
quality of the Enhydra product and the excellent support we receive
from the Enhydra community. The Enhydra architecture is so logical
and the tools work so well that we were able to start building useful
software in record time."
Walter Boggs, Software Engineer
Enhydra User: iLumber.com
"The combination of Enhydra's structured architecture and
open source code has made this the most trouble-free software I
have ever worked with."
Enhydra User: FedEx
"Speaking as someone who started writing plain servlets and moved
to Enhydra, I can tell you that many of Enhydra's features are things
that you will start to realize you "need". At the point when I started
writing things like a framework for HTML templates (to separate business
logic from presentation), I realized that someone must have already done
this for me. That's what lead me to Enhydra. With something like Enhydra
available, it would be counter productive to create your own servlets
from scratch. Lutris has not only done a lot of the work for you, but
they've done it in such a way that you can extend it if it doesn't exactly
meet your needs."
Software Engineer, FedEx
Enhydra User: Huffy Sports
"Huffy's international growth introduces a necessity to present
applications to a growing number of consumers using an ever growing
variety of platforms. In a truly diverse network of clients and
servers around the world, the only thing here at Huffy that I can
count on is the fact that each and every seat is IP connected and
Java/browser enabled. It is simply a logical progression to
reshape our application development model from a traditional [fat
client] Visual Basic client/server deployment, to a more accommodating
Internet based multi-tier Java model. The Enhydra application server
meets every one of these application needs. Secondly, there are
the added benefits of having a responsive Open Source community
for a wealth of expertise and support."
Manager of Technology, Huffy Sports
Enhydra User: NextShift
"At NextShift we provide high-end hosting and remote client CGI services.
Our development efforts are concentrated heavily on the production of
server-side Internet and Intranet applications. The Enhydra application
framework allows us to focus our effort almost exclusively on the application
functionality saving us countless engineering hours. We are very pleased
with the multi-tier application support, XML DOM compiler, and Data Object
Design Studio (DODS). Also, Lutris' engineers and the rest of the open
source community have been very responsive and helpful with our questions.
I have nothing but praise for the Enhydra effort and I'm very excited
about the future evolution of this system."
Engineering Lead, NextShift Inc.
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Enhydra User: Softcom
"Enhydra rocks! The XMLC technology is what did it for us.
We are currently using Enhydra to build interactive Web sites. I've
also been evaluating Zope, which has an interesting object model
for the Web, but they lack technology similar to XMLC, so I'm not
sure it will hold up against Enhydra.
I've been developing Web apps for about 5 years now, starting out
with Perl/CGI. The last two years with Java and Dynamo from Art
Technologies. They had .jhtml pages which are similar to JSP so
I know first hand the pain of having Java and HTML mixed together.
We were picking apart our last project looking for ways to better
separate presentation from business logic when I stumbled upon Enhydra.
It was one of those Web moments, where you figure out what you are
looking for as soon as you see it. XMLC is so sweet."
Softcom, Using Enhydra/XMLC to build a video-on-demand Web
site for IEEE
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Enhydra User: Miradi, Inc.
"For years I have been looking for a solution to the messy
problem of mixing code and HTML. XMLC is the closest to a clean
separation of the two that I have ever seen. My only regret is that
I didn't come up with the idea! I have and will continue to recommend
Enhydra and XMLC as the best way to build web applications."
Miradi, Inc., CEO & CTO
"The fact that Enhydra is Open Source gave our developers
the power to quickly understand how the code works. This allowed
us to become productive faster and gave us the ability to implement
Miradi Inc., VP of Development
Using Enhydra/XMLC to build CreativeProject.com
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Enhydra User: ForInstance
"Recently we launched the beta release of ForInstance.com,
an Enydra powered web site. ForInstance.com delivers custom software
developed by an independent community of developers. I've used JSP
for HTML templating in a previous servlets based project, with good
results. However, XMLC blows the JSP solution out of the water.
True separation of HTML from server-side code is something I've
desired for some time. XMLC provides it. DODS has been incredibly
useful as well. With our quick release schedules, it was a joy to
not spend the usual weighty chunk of hours piecing together a data
layer. I want to give a thank you to everyone that has contributed
to Enhydra.and to the enhydra mailing list - which has greatly eased
the learning curve, and to the Enhydra development team for a great
ForInstance.com, VP Operations
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Other Enhydra Testimonials
"Finding a powerful application server for our heavyweight
web site, ChinaVista.com, we performed many test comparisons on
both commercial and GNU products, including Persistence Power-tier,
BEA tuxedo, Oracle, and Apache JServ. Finally we found Enhydra.
The combined advantage of usability, scalability, stability and
inter-connectivity with other products was a perfect match for us.
The features of the Open Source community also added to Enhydra
being a real winner. We are introducing Enhydra into ChinaVista.com's
support platform to serve the fast growing E-business of our company's
future. Thank you to the hardworking people at Enhydra.org!"
Chief Technical Officer, Chinavista.com
"I'm VERY impressed with your product. I'm presently burdened with
supporting IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite, 4.1. I'm quite shocked
as to the poor quality of WebSphere installation & support, and
discovered your product while on freshmeat.net, trolling for better
e-hosting applications. I've been able to install (enhydra) on a
Suse 6.3 platform, PPro 200 with 128MB ram, and the performance
is quite nice. Your installation is LEAGUES ahead of what IBM puts
out with WebSphere, and the documentation is far better than IBM's,
on their WebSphere. Keep up the outstanding work!"
Sr. Unix Applications Engineer,
Genuity (formerly GTE Internetworking)
"Thanks to the Enhydra community and Lutris for this magnificent
effort to provide us all with a nice product. Enhydra is the only
project I know of that focus on solving the Enterprise Application
deployment problems with state of the art Java technologies. Making
a framework comparable, and in some contexts definitly better, than
Nuno Bernardo Pinto Lopes,
Consultant, e-business Development Technologies, Portugal
"The combination of Enhydra, JOnAS and the Jonathan ORB will create
the most capable application server on the market today. The fact
that it will also be Open Source technology is impressive and extremely
useful for developers. This announcement places Enhydra at the forefront
of application server technology, far in advance of commercial offerings."
Technical Director, Plugged In Software
"I would like to thank everyone involved in producing Enhydra.
It is a great framework that is allowing me to forget about the
low level workings of my servlets and get on with the more interesting
high level ideas."
Java Developer, Trontos Software Development.
"XMLC allows the complete separation of HTML and Java. The designers
don't need to tiptoe around embedded code, and the developers don't
have to wade through HTML to get at their Java code - they get an
object representation of the page to work with."
Daniel C. Ellison,
CTO, Drums - a company in Toronto, Canada concentrating on
the partner and channel relationship management.
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"Our collaboration with Lutris on a significant new portal has been a
successful and exciting one. The technology they use allows us, as an
art house, the freedom to be dynamic in our interface design because we're
isolated from the application development process."
Senior Producer, Mondo Media.
"Enhydra is enhancing our development of highly specialized e-commerce
solutions, resulting in code that's easily maintainable. XMLC and its
capability to cleanly separate HTML and application logic fits perfectly
within our teamwork concept: designers and programmers work hand in hand
on a project. XMLC allows each group to concentrate on their respective
tasks and strengths and even to implement major changes without delaying
or breaking the other groups' work."
Project Manager, Opus5, an Internet consultancy in Frankfurt, Germany
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"After an extensive evaluation of the current open- and closed-source
"web application server" solutions, Enhydra seems to be the "right"
solution for my needs given it's licensing terms, platform independence,
and Java foundation. I applaud you for a very elegant and powerful
Time Warner Communications, Tampa Bay.
"We've started to look at ATG Dynamo and Oh la la! Their scripting
is so complicated that any designer will run away at fast as he can just
knowing that he has to learn that. I have a killer argument in my hand
to push XMLC in this project."
Communicate.com, a Canadian Internet professional services firm.
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"This Enhydra effort is a cool set of software and a good idea. I really
like the light approach to delivery and the relatively simple (yet elegant)
presentation strategy. Nice!"
Vice President, Group Chief Technologist - Information Systems, Science
Applications International Corp.