webMathematica è la scelta migliore per aggiungere elaborazioni interattive
nel web. Grazie a questa tecnologia unica è possibile
creare siti internet che permettono agli utilizzatori di calcolare
e visualizzare i risultati direttamente dal web browser.
sui software tecnici di calcolo leader mondiali e sulla più
utilizzata tecnologia Java Serviet, webMathematica è
completamente compatibile con Mathematica e con tutti i più
recenti sistemi web dinamici.
Per aziende che hanno bisogno di maggiore potenza, Wolfram ha creato Wolfram Application Server per distribuire contenuti online su siti Internet utilizzando le più recenti tecnologie web.
What Is webMathematica?
webMathematica adds interactive calculations and
visualization to websites by integrating Mathematica with the
latest web server technology.
How is webMathematica different from Mathematica?
webMathematica and Mathematica have the same underlying engine, but they provide fundamentally
different user interfaces and are aimed at different types of
webMathematica offers access to specific Mathematica applications through a web browser or other web
clients. The standard interface provided requires little training to
use effectively. In most cases, users neither have to be familiar
with Mathematica nor need to know they are using Mathematica.
Similarly, webMathematica developers need only a basic knowledge of HTML and Mathematica to create complete, full-featured websites. Other
technical programs require Java programming skills and only allow
creation of small applets. Also, because webMathematica can
access the full range of Mathematica's built-in computational
abilities, developers don't need to work with extra code
In some sense, Mathematica is a development
environment for webMathematica sites. As an example, you can
work on code in Mathematica that models some physical
process-code that can then be placed into a webMathematica site to enable others to run the model and use its results for
their regular work.
websites that compute custom results and interact with users usually
require difficult programming and show unreliable functionality. But webMathematica provides a start-to-finish solution that combines the computational power and knowledge of Mathematica with a powerful language for easy development and high-scalability deployment.
webMathematica launches your application as a stable, high-performing website, with fast development and easy deployment.
Key Advantages of webMathematica for Your Organization
Use webMathematica content to draw more visitors to your
website or to build an organization-wide computational-services
infrastructure that lowers the initial
investment and cost of ownership by streamlining deployment and
maintenance of technical computing applications. webMathematica can even deliver applications to
mobile devices so that your field personnel always have access to the
webMathematica provides a large library of Mathematica commands for web development. This allows you to build
technical computing web services, including numerical, symbolic, and
graphical applications that solve your daily technical computing problems quickly and easily.
Also, Mathematica can import and export hundreds of data, sound, and
image formats, enabling users to process data online. To learn more about
the benefits and features of Mathematica, see the Mathematica product pages.
There is no software for end users to buy, install, or maintain to use
webMathematica sites. All that end users need is a web browser and, for some more-advanced
features such as interactive 3D graphics, a Java runtime environment. This
leads to significant savings over buying and maintaining user software
and also ensures that every end user always has the most recent version.
An additional advantage is that webMathematica functionality
can be accessed from any computer or device that can access your website.
Ease of Use
All that is needed to take advantage of webMathematica-enhanced
sites is a web browser and, for some more-advanced
features such as interactive 3D graphics, a Java runtime environment.
All user interface elements are standard web GUI
elements such as sliders, text fields, check boxes, and drop-down lists. This enables
you to cut training time because your employees no longer have to learn
different software applications. In many cases, no Mathematica experience is required.
Solutions in Minutes, Not Months, of Development Work
webMathematica makes all of the functionality of Mathematica available for
website development. This easy access to the latest high-level
computational algorithms as well as to powerful data analysis,
graphics, and typesetting functions means that you can concentrate on
solving your problems, not on programming solutions yourself. Regardless of
the size of the application you are creating, developing it in
webMathematica will cut your development time and make your
application more robust as well as easier to use and maintain.
Key Advantages of webMathematica for Developers
Integration of Mathematica and HTML
webMathematica allows a site to deliver HTML pages that are
enhanced by the addition of Mathematica commands. When a
request is made for one of these pages, the Mathematica commands are evaluated and the computed result is inserted into the
page. This is done with JavaServer Pages (JSP), a standard Java
technology, making use of custom tags. After the initial setup, all
that you need to write webMathematica applications is a basic
knowledge of HTML and Mathematica.
Standard Server Technology
webMathematica is based on two standard Java technologies: Java
Servlet and JSP. Servlets are special Java programs that run in a
Java-enabled web server, which is typically called a "servlet
container" (or sometimes a "servlet engine"). There are many different
types of servlet containers that will run on many different operating
systems and architectures. They can also be integrated into other web
servers, such as the Apache web server.
Wolfram Workbench is an integrated development environment that helps
accelerate webMathematica content development. Its provides many tools,
including server controls, a source code editor, debugging features such
as breakpoints and tracking and stack-state checks, optimization
profiling, and project grouping and tracking. Beyond streamlining your
processes and simplifying troubleshooting, it can give you a deeper
understanding of how your code runs, thereby speeding and improving the
Other software can readily be incorporated into
webMathematica with MathLink technology. It is
particularly easy to connect Java into Mathematica with J/Link, providing many
exciting possibilities for webMathematica development.
Mathematica Application Packages
webMathematica works seamlessly with Mathematica application packages, which allow you to
implement additional specialized functionality without months of
webMathematica ships with the source code both for J/Link and for the webMathematica technology that is available to the
public. You are able to see exactly how the code works and to do a
full security audit if you choose.
Professionally Designed Web Page Templates
Included in webMathematica are professionally designed web page
templates that you can modify for your needs, saving you design time.
Key Advantages of webMathematica for System Integrators
webMathematica is built on platform-independent standards such
as HTML, Java, and Java Servlet technology.
For example, Java Servlet technology is supported, either natively or
through plug-in servlet containers, by all modern web servers-including
Apache and Microsoft IIS-as well as
by application servers such as IBM WebSphere.
Easy Integration with Other Software
Other software can be incorporated readily into webMathematica with WSTP (Wolfram Symbolic Transfer Protocol) technology. For example, you can call functionality in the server to examine HTTP headers, create and inspect cookies, or use JDBC for database connectivity.
For running large calculations distributed over several sessions, webMathematica can also be integrated with gridMathematica.
Full Separation of Server Administration and Content Generation
Server setup and content generation are completely separate so
that system administrators and webmasters can set up a system once
and then have others populate it. Content generators, be they
engineers, writers, or instructors, do not have to understand or even
have access to the underlying engine.
webMathematica Kernel Manager
An important part of webMathematica is the kernel manager,
which calls Mathematica in a robust, efficient, and secure
manner. The manager maintains pools of one or more Mathematica kernels; by maintaining more than one kernel, the manager can process
more than one request at a time.
Each pool takes care of launching and
initializing its kernels.
When a request is received for a
computation, a kernel process is utilized to process the request and,
upon completion, is returned to its pool. If any computation exceeds a
preset amount of time, the kernel process is shut down and
restarted. When the server is shut down, all of the kernel processes
are also shut down. These features maximize the performance and
stability of the server.