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Whitebeam Web Application Server / News: Recent posts

Whitebeam 1.3.25 JavaScript Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module delivering server-side JavaScript and XML since 2002. Releae 1.3.25 now fully supports 64 bit environments and we now include both 32bit and 64bit RPMs.

Whitebeam application development occurs either in Server Side XML pages using WhitebeamML or in server-side JavaScript modules. Bindings are provided to a range to server technologies to satisfy web application requirements including PostgreSQL, libcurl, libGD, SMTP amongst others.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2014-06-04

Whitebeam 1.3.24 Server-Side JavaScript

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module delivering server-side JavaScript and XML since 2002. The 1.3.24 is a minor update providing automatic UTF-8 detection on POST data (along with a couple of bug fixes).

Whitebeam application development occurs either in Server Side XML pages using WhitebeamML or in server-side JavaScript modules. Bindings are provided to a range to server technologies to satisfy web application requirements including PostgreSQL, libcurl, libGD, SMTP amongst others.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2014-04-29 Labels: javascript server node

Whitebeam 1.3.23 Server-Side JavaScript

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module delivering server-side JavaScript and XML since 2002. The 1.3.23 release adds tools to make it easier to run CommonJS and NodeJS modules within the Whitebeam environment.

Whitebeam application development occurs either in Server Side XML pages using WhitebeamML or in server-side JavaScript modules. Bindings are provided to a range to server technologies to satisfy web application requirements including PostgreSQL, libcurl, libGD, SMTP amongst others.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2014-02-17

Whitebeam 1.3.20 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module delivering server-side JavaScript and XML since 2002. The 1.3.20 is a bug-fix release fixing a number of minor problems and one significant issue that's come to light with XML processing in JavaScript for very large page requests.

Whitebeam application development occurs primarily in Server Side JavaScript wrapped in an XML structure which provides a DOM like model. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage. Bindings are also provided for image manipulation (libgd), email delivery (smtp), file transfer (libcurl) and a wealth of other common web-application requirements.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2013-07-22 Labels: javascript server xml apache

Whitebeam 1.3.16 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module delivering server-side JavaScript and XML. 1.3.16 is a significant release that adds functionality to the 'scheduler' and 'file' capabilities of the system. This release also fixes a number of minor issues reported by users of the previous release. See the release notes for details or reference the SourceForge tracker.

Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage. Bindings are also provided for image manipulation, email delivery and a wealth of other common web-application requirements.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2012-12-29

Whitebeam 1.3.14 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. This is a minor release that neverless further extends Whitebeam's capabilities to include SFTP and FTP up/download capabilities and enhances the file storage mechanism.

Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2012-09-28

Whitebeam 1.3.12 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. This release further enhances Whitebeam's capabilities in the area of chat-servers, providing the server infra-structure to deliver a Facebook like chat experience through user applications.

Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2012-09-24

Whitebeam 1.3.10 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.10 is a maintenance update of the most recent 1.3.9 version to fix an issue in the contact management system. Recent major enhancements include:
+ Scheduling and calendaring services allowing timed operations
+ Performance enhancements to key functions
+ Feature enhancements to a number of functional areas... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2012-06-14

Whitebeam 1.3.9 Web Application Server

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.9 adds:
+ Scheduling and calendaring services allowing timed operations
+ Performance enhancements to key functions
+ Feature enhancements to a number of functional areas... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2012-06-07

Whitebeam 1.3.7 JavaScript/XML webserver

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript.
Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side
DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.7 adds:
+ enhanced support for email services (SMTP DSN extension)
+ Whitebeam Shell now presents stdin data as post data
+ Improvements to catalogue searches... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2011-12-28

Whitebeam 1.3.5 JavaScript/XML web applicatio

Whitebeam is a mature web-application server provided as an Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.5 significantly enhances several areas of functionality:
+ Enhancements to SMTP interface to make Whitebeam an ideal basis for email marketing tools
+ Modifications to how session data is stored
+ Improvements to contact and catalogue management... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2011-12-01

Whitebeam 1.3.4 JavaScript/XML webserver

Whitebeam is a mature Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.4 significantly enhances several areas of functionality:
+ New 'postcode' functions to map national postcode schemes to global [longitude,latitude] coordinates and then to do location based searches
+ Significant updates to contact management functions... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2011-05-04

Whitebeam 1.3.2 released

Whitebeam is a mature Apache module providing server-side JavaScript. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.3.2 adds incremental functionality and fixes a number of bugs reported since the last release.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2011-02-14

Whitebeam 1.2.2 released

Whitebeam is a mature server-side JavaScript web application server built as an Apache module. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.2.2 is the first official release for a while following significant development. This release moves to JavaScript 1.7 and prepares the way for a subsequent release using the latest SpiderMonkey engine.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2010-04-18

Whitebeam 1.1.5 released under BSD style license

Whitebeam is a mature web application server built as an Apache module. Application development is similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Examples of real-world use here :
http://www.whitebeam.org/community/users.rhtm

Release 1.1.5 is the first official release for two years following significant development. This release includes major performance and functionality improvements.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2007-10-31

Whitebeam web-application server 0.9.37 released

Whitebeam is a complete web application server built as an Apache module. Application development is very similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Release 0.9.37 adds a new mechanism for storing site-wide global data such that it can be quickly retrieved from any server instance. Enhancements to performance for catalogue and contact data have also been added. ... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2005-10-10

High-performance Postgres database replication

In searching for a flexible, fast commercial grade Postgres replication scheme, the Whitebeam team have released a high performance replacement for the 'DBmirror.pl' Perl script that is distributed with Postgres.

After analysing and experimenting with various open-source replication schemes available, dbmirror met all of our requirements *except* performance.

In benchmarking tests it was found that replication of a single large database row could take a number of minutes to complete, loading the processor almost completely during this time. ... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2005-04-15

Whitebeam Web-application server 0.9.35 released

Whitebeam is a complete web application server built as an Apache module. Application development is very similar to client-side technologies - based around XML, JavaScript and a server-side DOM. The PostgreSQL database provides high-performance data storage.

Release 0.9.35 significantly simplifies the build process, adds support for apache 2.x, Postgres version 8 and Postgres replication as well as a whole raft of other minor improvements to this mature environment. ... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2005-04-15

Whitebeam 0.9.32 Released

Whitebeam is a complete XML based web application server built as an Apache module. The server provides an XML/XPath development environment integrated with server-side JavaScript (Mozillas SpiderMonkey engine) and the powerful PostgreSQL database. The result is an environment ideally suited to delivering complex, well structured, maintainable online web applications.

This release enhances the native Postgres interface allowing the engine to map Postgres SQL data fields to suitable JavaScript equivalents. In previous releases all table fields were presented as JavaScript strings. ... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-12-31

Whitebeam comparison with PHP/ASP

Whitebeam has been evolving as a sophisticated web application development environment for over 4 years now. It is being used as the underlying technology for a number of applications for major organisations. Each new release generates more interest in this technology with downloads of the codebase measuring into the tousands.

A comparison between Whitebeam, PHP and ASP has now been posted on the Whitebeam web-site. The article uses PHP as the primary reference, but hte points raised apply equally to ASP and to JSP technologies.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-10-30

Whitebeam 0.9.30 Released

This is a major release of the Whitebeam web-application server and is a precurose to a 1.0 release to be made shortly.

This release significantly expands support for PostgreSQL to give Web application developers access to low level SQL services. The result is an XML based environment that is ideally suited to web application developement.

Whitebeam is a complete web application server built as an Apache module. The server provides an XML/XPath development environment integrated with server-side JavaScript (Mozillas SpiderMonkey engine) and the powerful PostgreSQL database. The result is an environment ideally suited to delivering complex online web applications. ... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-09-29

Whitebeam Web-application server 0.9.28 released

Whitebeam is a complete web application server built as an Apache module. The server provides an XML/XPath development environment integrated with JavaScript and the PostgreSQL database. Release 0.9.28 includes improvements in the build system to allow it to build with latest releases of Linux operating systems, Apache, Postgres and openSSL.

Functional changes include a several useful modifications to Whitebeams XML markup language, some performance enhancements and some experimental templates.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-08-05

Interface to Analog web stats from Whitebeam

The Whitebeam web application server now has access to the Analog web-stats package through a templatised interface. This new template will allow web sites implemented using Whitebeam to transparently display site log-file results using Analog.

The benefit of this solution for a web-developer, your clients can see their site stats without having to install the application themselves, and work through the many options provided by Analog.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-06-29

Over 2000 Whitebeam Downloads

Whitebeam, an XML and server-side JavaScript web application server, has now been downloaded over 2000 times from SourceForge since the initial Open Source release. This doesn't include downloads from the whitebeam site itself.

In the last month over 2000 distinct hosts have visited the Whitebeam development site at http://www.whitebeam.org

The server has developed and matured since it's initial release, providing sophisticated functionality suitable for the most demanding web based applications, while at the same time hiding the complexities usually associated with many backend technologies.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-06-22

In-memory Context Template available for Whitebeam

The Whitebeam web-application server has included a 'context-template' since it's launch. This component tracks user sessions for visitors to web applications running on the server. Since Whitebeam was designed to support *very* high traffic loads, the original server was built around a disk-based context storage mechanism.

This system is ideal for very large scale sites, or hosting environments supporting thousands of sites concurrently, but there are now many Whitebeam installations supporting a smaller number of sites, or running on singler servers.... read more

Posted by Peter Wilson 2004-01-21