July 14th, 2009

Introducing ZK 5: Future of Ajax

Continuing our innovative product line such as ZK Spreadsheet and ZK Mobile, the ZK team is proud to introduce ZK 5, the first Ajax framework to combine the productiveness of server centric architecture with the control of client side programming.

With the advent of ZK 5 come some very important changes.

  • LGPL License: ZK 5 is now moving over to the LGPL license offering more freedom and allowing ZK to be integrated with other frameworks that use different licensing models.
    • Freedom of use
  • Server+Client Fusion: With ZK 5's revolutionary architecture, developers can not only leverage the productivity boost of the server-centric architecture, but also the full controllability and instant responsiveness of client-side programming.
    • Productivity boost
    • Full control
    • Simplicity
    • Freedom of implementation
  • jQuery: ZK 5 now allows developers to maximize the user experience using enterprise-level ZK widgets and the simplicity of jQuery.
    • Comprehensive widget set
    • User satisfaction
    • Freedom of imagination




Potix Corporation develops and supports ZK, the #1 Ajax solution on, the world's largest open source host.

ZK is an open-source Ajax Web framework that enables rich user interfaces for Web applications with little programming. With event-driven components and markup language, development is as simple as programming desktops and authoring HTML or XUL pages. ZK supports versatile scripting languages including but not limited to Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy and more.

ZK has more than 1,500,000 downloads since its first released in late 2005. ZK is deployed by a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including Barclays, Sony and Toyota, providing them with the ability to rapidly create rich Ajax enterprise level applications.

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