IP*Works! is a
comprehensive framework for Internet development and is the core
building block for most /n software products. IP*Works! eliminates
the complexity of Internet development providing easy-to-use,
programmable components that facilitate tasks such as sending email,
transferring files, managing networks, browsing the web, consuming
web services, etc.
New Major Features
communications code can often be complicated, sometimes producing
solutions which can be difficult to update and maintain. With this
release we have worked very hard to provide design features that
greatly simplify development, requiring far less code and increasing
Streams are a powerful addition to the new IP*Works! V8 release.
Native input and output streams have been added to those IP*Works!
components that would benefit from them. As a developer this gives
you unprecedented flexibility and ease of use when integrating
Internet communications features into your applications.
In addition, collections have been enabled across the entire suite
of Version 8.0 components. Collections can be used to populate the
IP*Works! components before calling methods, or more commonly, will
be populated with results after calling a method or performing some
action. While in many situations collections provide an easier way
to access component features, the IP*Works! event model has been
maintained and is still an integral part of the overall product
architecture enabling better responsiveness and fine grained control