Web sites continue to become more complex, and Web development tool makers are hustling to keep up with the pace of technological change.
Today, Haht Software shipped a revamped version of its popular Hahtsite tool along with updated server software and a new component builder.
Hahtsite includes Web page authoring tools, database access utilities, development language support, and Web site management tools.
The update, Hahtsite 2.0, includes an application server for deploying applications on Windows NT, Windows 95, and Unix-based servers. Also new is a debugger for testing Web server applications from any connected client.
Hahtsite 2.0 joins a growing list of specialized tools for building enterprise-scale Web applications, such as Wallop Software's Build-It, Apptivity, NetObjects' NetObjects Fusion, Borland International's IntraBuilder, and Microsoft'sVisual InterDev.
Like competitive tools, such as Wallop's Build-It, Hahtsite 2.0 lets developers launch their favorite third-party tools through the Haht development environment.
The company has also added support for Microsoft's Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI) and Netscape Communications' Netscape Server API (NSAPI) to provide a faster link between applications and Web servers.
Haht now offers a Hahtsite Software Development Kit (SDK) for building reusable application objects. The SDK will eventually be bundled with Hahtsite to form a complete development package.
Capitalizing on the growing demand for Web development tools, Haht is also raising its prices. Currently, Hahtsite 2.0 is priced at $995 per user with the SDK at $695 per user. The Hahtsite Application Server costs $2,495 per server. Effective April 1, Hahtsite 2.0 and the SDK will be combined into a $1,995-per user bundle. At the same time, the Application Server price will rise to $4,995 per Windows NT server and $6,995 per Unix server.
A free 30-day trial version of the tool is available for downloading off the company's Web site.