Web Objects is Apple's application server and Web development software designed for the development and deployment of enterprise-class network applications for the Internet, Intranet, Extranet and e-Commerce Web sites. WebObjects 4.5, announced in March 2000, is an enhanced version which provides integrated XML support and a foundation for future releases. WebObjects 5 for Java, the latest version , supports a variety of Internet standards including EJB and JDBC. It enables Web developers using Java to quickly build complex solutions which can be deployed on virtually any server. (see EJB & JDBC).