AxKit 1.0 Released
October 2, 2000
AxKit, A mod_perl-based XML Application Server for Apache, has reached version 1.0 and has been officially released to the public via the project website at http://axkit.org. Employing a rich set of standards-compliant techniques as well as extensible scripting options, AxKit provides on-the-fly conversion from XML to a variety of other formats including HTML, WAP, and plain text. AxKit's notable technical features include the introduction of XPathScript, a powerful, Perl-based transformation language, built-in support for XSLT, "smart" caching and the easy creation of dynamic XML documents.
Owen Stenseth, Designer and Lead Developer at PDA Verticals Corporation, a company specializing in news sites for vertical markets within the PDA world has the following to say about AxKit:
"In general things have been going very well. Everyone is very happy with the new architecture. Overall, it's a keeper :-)"
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AxKit is open source, free software, available under either the GNU GPL Version 2.0, or the Perl Artistic License.
For more information about AxKit please visit http://axkit.org/
AxKit.com is a privately held company specializing in the development of next generation internet services. By working closely with the free software community since 1995, AxKit.com provide their customers with best of breed software for the best possible price (free!). Their flagship product, AxKit, is helping lead the way in XML based web development. AxKit.com is now seeking its first round of venture financing. Please contact Matt Sergeant for further details.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.