Binary Evolution, Inc. announced the release of VelociGen 2.0, an upgrade to their application server, which improves web server performance. The 2.0 release also includes extensions for parsing and manipulating XML documents. The most common cause of slow web site performance is the web server’s inability to respond quickly, due to the bottleneck of CGIs accessing information from the database. VelociGen solves this problem by enabling the web server to respond at speeds that are 25 times faster than CGI scripts. This results in web customers receiving faster replies to their requests. VelociGen gains its speed advantages by maintaining persistent Perl and Tcl processing engines, pooling database connections, and byte-compiling and caching scripts. As a web site’s traffic increases, VelociGen’s scalable, load-balancing architecture allows easy expansion of capacity to meet the demand. Applications based on VelociGen can be developed once on a single platform then deployed onto nearly any platform, any operating system and any database. VelociGen installs on UNIX and Microsoft NT Servers and interacts with database engines via industry-standard protocols such as ODBC and SQL. Perl and Tcl extensions exist for many commercial and freely available database servers including Oracle, Informix, Sybase, DB2, Mysql and Msql, or any other ODBC compliant database. Extensions also exist for manipulating GIF images and generating graphs and charts. VelociGen runs on Sun-Netscape iPlanet Web Server, Netscape Fasttrack/Enterprise Server, Apache, Microsoft IIS/PWS, O’Reilly WebSite Pro, or any other ISAPI compatible web server. Platforms supported are Windows NT Intel, Solaris SPARC, SGI IRIX, HP-UX, AIX and Linux Intel.