ActivSoftware has released a web service server for its popular server side spell checker software â ActivSpell. The Server includes code for the spell checkers front-end web service consumer written in ASP.NET. Since the Server exposes its methods as a web service the front-end client could be written in any language that supports web services.
ActivSoftwareâs CTO â Pete Freitag explained the decision to use web services: âWe looked at a lot of options before choosing a service oriented architecture. In the end web services proved to be both the easiest to implement as well as the most scalable and interoperable solution. Several of these benefits can be attributed to leveraging the industry standard Apache Axis web services API.â
Currently ASP.NET is the only front end provided with the server, however the company will provide other front ends based on demand. Object based versions of the spell checker have been available for ColdFusion, ASP, PHP, and JSP application servers for over three years.
ActivSpell Spell Checker: http://www.activsoftware.com/spellcheck/