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OpenLaszlo - for Developing Rich Internet Applications

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Posted: 3 Feb 2006

About OpenLaszlo

OpenLaszlo is the leading open-source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web.

Applications developed on OpenLaszlo provide a dramatically improved online user experience featuring advanced interfaces delivered on a single Web page. By bringing true application behavior to the Web, OpenLaszlo makes a new generation of online communications, commerce and content services viable for the first time.

OpenLaszlo applications are written in LZX, a standards-driven XML and JavaScript description language that enables a declarative, text-based development process. LZX supports rapid prototyping, collaborative software development and long-term code maintenance.

Depending on requirements, OpenLaszlo applications can be deployed either SOLO (Standalone OpenLaszlo Output) or from the OpenLaszlo Server. SOLO deployment supports most use cases and works from any HTTP Web server. OpenLaszlo Server deployment supports additional data integration options, persistent connections and run-time media transcoding. The OpenLaszlo server is Java-based and works with leading J2EE application servers and Java Servlet Containers. OpenLaszlo's standards-based architecture delivers exceptional reliability and scalability, proven in deployments serving millions of users to date.


Here are some of the benefits of OpenLaszlo:

  • Developing standards-based rich Internet applications that support any Web browser with a single code base in XML and JavaScript
  • Deploying them from any HTTP Web server in SOLO mode, or from a J2EE application server or Java servlet container running the OpenLaszlo Server under Linux, UNIX, Windows or Mac OS X
  • Displaying them in any Web browser enabled with the Flash 6 Player or above, reaching 96% of all Web-enabled desktops

Open Source with Commercial Support

OpenLaszlo is free and licensed under the Common Public License, version 1.0. Commercial and non-commercial users are encouraged to use, extend and modify OpenLaszlo to suit their needs within the terms of the license.

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