SitePen Establishes UK Operations – Joe Walker joins SitePen, DWR joins the Dojo Foundation

By on December 11, 2007 9:43 pm

Palo Alto, CA – SitePen, Inc., a leading provider of Ajax and Comet web application services, today announced the opening of SitePen Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SitePen, Inc. SitePen also announced that Joe Walker, creator of Direct Web Remoting (DWR), has signed on as director of support and development for the newly-established UK operations.

“SitePen has experienced significant growth this year and we’re well aware of the amazing talent and opportunity that will open up by expanding in the UK, and all of Europe for that matter,” said SitePen CEO, Dylan Schiemann. “Having a developer as talented as Joe Walker join SitePen and head up our UK operations is an amazing win for SitePen and its clients, who will now have access to even more valuable expertise with DWR and related technologies.”

DWR is an important open source library for Ajax and Java developers because it simplifies development of applications based on Ajax, Reverse Ajax, and Comet techniques. DWR will become part of the Dojo Foundation, home of the Dojo Toolkit, Cometd and OpenRecord projects. All Dojo Foundation projects exist separately, preserving flexibility and choice for the varying development communities.

“SitePen is an extremely forward-thinking company that understands the tremendous value of open source and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Joe Walker. “Donating DWR to the Dojo Foundation will allow for increased adoption and a stable environment in a great organization.”

“Development teams, both small and large, have quickly discovered the benefits of using DWR in conjunction with leading Ajax libraries like Dojo, TIBCO General Interface, Scriptaculous, and others. DWR joining the Dojo Foundation is a great win for the DWR community,” said Kevin Hakman, director, TIBCO Software, Inc. who has been a corporate sponsor of DWR’s development for more than a year. ”The close alignment of these projects, and the anticipated integration points between them, will serve to further simplify creating Ajax applications for Java developers.”

About SitePen
SitePen, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, focuses on building rich, internet applications that push the limits of the web. Its rockstar development team works obsessively to define the user experience while developing clean, functional applications for companies throughout the consumer, enterprise, and open source spaces. Online at

About The Dojo Foundation
The Dojo Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a level playing field for the development of new Open Web technologies. The Dojo Foundation hosts a growing number of projects including the Dojo Toolkit, OpenRecord, and Cometd. The Foundation has received code contributions from over 200 individuals and 35 corporations worldwide. Online at