Application traffic management company Zeus Technology made two major announcements today designed to encourage the developer community to create, manage and deliver better web applications for a variety of different platforms.
The Zeus Development Licence will allow developers to write web applications at no charge for the Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) application delivery platform, which can be deployed in physical, virtual or cloud environments.
"It's a fully functional licence, although there are key restrictions to performance. But it's still adequate for someone developing an application," said Zeus chief executive Paul Brennan.
"I hope the application developer community will test, trial and adopt this. Once people use the technology, they realise you don't need to buy the latest hardware to achieve better performance."
The ZXTM has been engineered to let developers quickly create software which meets growing demands for scalability, performance and availability, said the firm.
The Zeus Development Licence can be used only for testing, proof-of-concept and demonstration purposes, and is available to developers and customers in non-production environments.
Zeus also announced a new plug-in for Eclipse, which will allow developers to edit and manage code from a single environment, thereby simplifying the way they work.
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