Wednesday July 7, 10:59 am Eastern
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Digital Creations
UserLand and Digital Creations Form Strategic Alliance;
Frontier and Zope to Interoperate Using XML-RPC Standard
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- UserLand Software,
Burlingame, CA, and Digital Creations, a Virginia-based company
providing consulting services for Web business applications,
today announced a partnership between their flagship content
management systems to support the XML-RPC standard.
Frontier, developed by UserLand, and Zope, developed by
Digital Creations, will interoperate using the XML-RPC protocol
for distributed processing using the Web. Additionally, UserLand
has selected Zope as its deployment server for Unix environments.
Frontier, first released in 1992, is the market-leading
content management solution for Windows and Macintosh systems.
Zope is an Open Source application server for Windows and Unix.
``XML-RPC will simplify the development of distributed systems
that leverage the advantages of three operating systems-Mac OS,
Windows NT and Linux,'' said Dave Winer, president of UserLand
Software and long-time industry leader. ``Upon completion, this
will be a historical marker in the growth of content management
``The XML-RPC standard championed by UserLand is quickly
gaining momentum,'' said Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital Creations.
``With the connection between Frontier, Zope and the many
supporting systems, the potential power of the Internet platform
is truly unleashed.''
XML-RPC allows one program to operate with another program,
similar to high-end solutions such as CORBA or COM. Unlike these
solutions, though, the simpler XML-RPC runs atop the standard Web
protocols and allows for easy implementation.
Additionally, UserLand announced a partnership with Digital
Creations to leverage Zope for deploying Frontier content to Unix
``Frontier is an incredibly rich environment compared to low-level
server solutions such as Vignette, ColdFusion and ASP,'' said
Winer. ``Zope is the leading content management system on Unix-and
the closest to the rich runtime environment of Frontier in today's
``Frontier has effectively defined the market for productive
client environments,'' said Everitt. ``The partnership between
the Zope community and the Frontier community will combine the
strengths of these two powerful solutions and grow the market
UserLand Software, founded in 1988, operates Scripting.Com,
the leading news site for the cross-platform scripting community,
and publishes DaveNet, essays written by UserLand president Dave
Winer. UserLand publishes Frontier, the market-leading web
content management system and workgroup web server; and is a
leading developer and promoter of XML-based technology for
distributed computing and content syndication. UserLand Frontier
is a registered trademark of UserLand Software.
About Digital Creations
Founded in Fredericksburg, Va. in 1995, Digital Creations is
an established leader in Web technology, connecting business
applications to the online world. As the publisher of Zope-a free,
Open Source(TM) Web application platform used for building high-performance,
dynamic Web sites-the company's product architecture and services
have been used in high-end solutions for newspaper, government
and Web businesses. Since Zope's launch in November 1998, the
Zope Community has grown to more than 500 members. For more
information, call Paul Everitt at 540-371-6909, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
the Web site at www.zope.org.
SOURCE: Digital Creations