Ej-technologies has launched JProfiler 2.1, a product aimed
at helping developers to manage performance risks and to produce fast, reliable
enterprise apps. With the product, developers use profiling technology to
identify performance bottlenecks and memory leaks during development.
The quality assurance tool can be used as a supplement to conventional
debuggers and, according to the company, the product's early integration into
the development process can improve the quality of the final app and help
developers to reduce costs by identifying programming issues earlier.
The product's features include: CPU, memory and thread profiling; a graphical
interface organized around memory, CPU, threads and JVM telemetry graphs; an app
server integration wizard; and CPU profiling through full instrumentation as
well as sampling and dynamic instrumentation developed by the company. The
product also offers support for J2EE app servers, including BEA WebLogic, IBM
WebSphere, Sun ONE Application Server, Oracle 9i Application Server and Apache
Tomcat via the application server integration wizard; as well as integration
with IDEs, including Netbeans, Sun ONE Studio, Eclipse and Borland JBuilder.
The product runs on Windows 98/NT 4.0 and XP; Linux x86; Mac OS X; and
Solaris 7/8/9 SPARC. A commercial license of JProfiler 2.1 is priced at $399. An
academic license costs $199.
ej-technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany, www.ej-technologies.com
Acclaro Scheduler for
Axiomatic Design Software has
announced Acclaro Scheduler for Rational Rose. Integrated into Rational Rose, it
is said to help developers manage the assessment and implementation of new
features or changing requirements in new development and legacy code.
The product is said to help users assess the impact of changing designs,
determine the scope of code affected by the changes, estimate the development
effort to implement the changes, identify where to begin in coding the changes,
and generate coding and testing work plans. Accessed from within Rational Rose,
the product helps developers analyze new designs or changes to UML models to
assess the required effort and create implementation and test work plans. The
product is also said to be able to identify circular dependencies and output to
Microsoft Project to simplify scheduling for project managers.
Design Software, Boston, Mass., www.axiomaticdesign.com
Cape Clear WSDL
Cape Clear Software has released the Cape Clear
WSDL Editor, a free graphical Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) Editor.
The development environment is appropriate for novice programmers as well as
more experienced Web services developers.
The product's features include: an intuitive graphical environment for
viewing and editing WSDL files; a Web services creation wizard, which automates
the creation of service definitions, port types, binding, template operations
and messages; automated wizards for creating and editing XML schema, schema
array, complex types, simple types and enumerations; the ability to import any
XML Schema; support for WSDL validation; support for WSDL profiling; support for
advanced WSDL capabilities such as imports, faults, SOAP headers, multiple
bindings and parameter ordering; support for the latest WSDL specification;
retrieval of WSDL from across networks, UDDI repositories or Internet locations;
support for WSDL documentation; as well as a user's guide and access to the
Cape Clear WSDL Editor is available for download from http://www.capeclear.com/wsdleditor/
at no cost. The WSDL Editor is part of Cape Clear's CapeStudio Web services
Cape Clear Software, Campbell, Calif., www.capeclear.com
Expand Beyond Corp. has released PocketAdmin, a wireless
enterprise software solution for PocketPC and Palm OS platforms.
PocketAdmin is said to monitor, manage and troubleshoot networks and servers
from PocketPC and Palm OS wireless handheld devices at any time, from every
place. Using the product, network and system administrators can start, stop and
restart applications; respond to security breaches as soon as they are notified;
examine and alter OS-level permissions; control connections to the system's
underlying enterprise applications; and view and modify files such as
configuration files, e-mails and logs.
Expand Beyond Corp., Chicago, Ill., www.xb.com
MKS Source Integrity Enterprise
MKS Inc. has integrated its MKS Source
Integrity Enterprise with IBM's WebSphere Studio Application Developer and
WebSphere Studio Site Developer.
MKS Source Integrity Enterprise provides IBM WebSphere developers with
software configuration management capabilities directly from within the two IBM
WebSphere development environments. Users can also have a visual update of the
status of the files in their project through the Bookmark Window. Development
teams building Web-based applications within IBM WebSphere Studio Application
Developer and Site Developer are said to benefit from fully integrated software
configuration management capabilities, facilitating software quality and team
Integration between MKS Source Integrity Enterprise and IBM's WebSphere
Studio Application Developer and Site Developer can be downloaded by visiting
the MKS Web site.
MKS Inc., Waterloo, Ontario, www.mks.com
NetDive has unveiled the next version of CallSite, a software
system for Web-based live customer service and CRM.
The product allows Agents to effectively take control of customers' PCs and
share any application with them; provides Web call buttons so customers can call
Agents; and allows for instant Voice over IP communication.
CallSite is available as a service from NetDive's ASP division for small
businesses or as enterprise software for medium- to large-sized organizations.
CallSite service is $99.50 per Agent seat per month; CallSite Enterprise is $995
per Agent -- a one-time payment -- for a minimum of 25 Agent seats, and includes
complete installation support.
NetDive, San Francisco, Calif., www.netdive.com
Siebel 7 Mobile Solutions and Siebel eFinance 7
Siebel Systems Inc.
has launched Siebel 7 Mobile Solutions and Siebel eFinance 7.
Siebel 7 Mobile Solutions is a suite of enhanced mobile applications that
extend Siebel's customer relationship management (CRM) functionality into the
field. The product employs a variety of technologies, including SMS messaging,
wireless browsing and remote data synchronization, to deliver mobile solutions
for specific markets and applications.
Siebel eFinance 7 is a suite of CRM, employee relationship management and
partner relationship management apps. With Siebel eFinance 7, retail finance
organizations are able to up-sell and cross-sell products and services.
Companies are also able to personalize a customer's experience across channels,
including Web self-service, view their entire book of clients, and automate
business processes to reduce cost.
Siebel Systems Inc., San Mateo, Calif., www.siebel.com
Gupta Technologies LLC has partnered with
Hewlett-Packard and Exactus to launch Exactus Impulso, an enterprise resource
planning solution aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.
will be developed using Gupta's Team Developer application development tool and
will utilize its SQLBase CenturaGarde embeddable database, which offers a triple
DES encryption for security at all levels of the client/server process.
Exactus Impulso includes four modules -- Management and Finance, Sales and
Distribution, Human Resources and Payroll, and Production -- that can be
acquired separately or as a set.
Gupta Technologies LLC, Redwood Shores,
Palo Alto, Calif., www.hp.com
Server T-DataSet Descendant client for Kylix
Extended Systems has released Advantage Database Server T-DataSet
Descendant client for Kylix (Delphi for Linux), a high-performance client/server
RDBMS for standalone, networked, Internet and mobile database apps.
Kylix support helps Delphi developers to port existing Advantage Database
Server TDataSet Descendant applications to the Linux operating system without
rewriting any of their database access code. The new Advantage Kylix components
will provide database access without the use of Borland's dbExpress.
Advantage Database Server TDataSet Descendant for Delphi/C++Builder/Kylix is
a free add-on to Advantage Database Server. Pricing for Advantage Database
Server ranges from $249 for a two-user license, to $7,495 for an unlimited-user
Extended Systems, Boise, Idaho, www.extendedsystems.com
ClientSoft Inc. has released ClientSoft
Tanit Services (CTS). The product provides a runtime environment for enabling
IBM CICS or batch applications on the OS/390 platform to call 'services' --
anything that is callable from an external program, such as Word, SAP, e-mail,
Internet browsers and accounting packages -- on any Microsoft Windows or Java
Call centers using a 3270 interface to store data from incoming phone calls
can activate CTS, which automatically updates and prints out a Word document.
Instead of installing an e-mail program, Microsoft Outlook can be activated.
When accessing a SAP database located on Windows from CICS, CTS can launch a
Visual Basic program that uses BAPI to query the SAP database.
CTS uses a standard TCP/IP network to access Windows from a mainframe. No
gateway or black boxes are involved.
ClientSoft Inc., Miami, Fla., www.clientsoft.com
DeXa.Mobile Enterprise Office Suite
DeXa.Mobile Enterprise Office
Suite (EOS), from Schlumberger Network Solutions, is a wireless solution
adaptable to various security environments based on the Sun ONE platform that
includes iPlanet messaging, calendaring, directory services, and standard or
enterprise-specific apps to an array of wireless networks and devices. This is
said to allow users to access and update their information anytime, anywhere,
even when wireless coverage is unavailable.
The product supports an enterprise-wide wireless evolution by integrating
multiple protocols and devices through a common wireless business platform. It
uses the iPlanet portal server to deliver a unified system of administration and
The DeXa.Mobile EOS is offered as both a managed service and as a licensed
option, and is designed to support wireless devices, including RIM, Palm,
PocketPC, smart phones and J2ME devices. In addition, the product works with
various wireless data networks, such as Mobitex, ARDIS, GSM, GPRS and
Schlumberger Network Solutions, Houston, Texas, www.slb.com/sns
Report CE Version 3.0
Syware has released Version 3.0 of the Report CE
report writing tool for Windows CE and PocketPC handhelds. The product enables
users to design and share reports.
V3.0 includes improved software integration and a more flexible development
environment that allows users to change the properties of multiple controls at
once, and fields that can expand and contract to handle more information per
page. Reports can be e-mailed as text attachments, as well as displayed and
printed in color. The release also improves the range of numeric, string and
The product works with Windows CE 2.0 or higher devices. Reports can be
designed on a desktop PC or on the Pocket PC/Windows CE device. Report CE
Personal for single device applications costs $79, and can be used with Syware's
Visual CE or Microsoft's Pocket Access. Report CE Professional is available as
part of Visual CE Enterprise Edition for $599, or it can be purchased separately
for use with Embedded Visual Basic or Embedded Visual C++ programs for
Syware Inc., Cambridge, Mass., www.syware.com
Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse Version 7
Kalido Group has
released Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse Version 7. The product includes
updated business modeling, new reference data management capabilities,
Internet-based remote control and extended support for e-business standards.
Kalido 7 provides a view of the business for performance management with a
data warehouse capability that integrates data from operational systems, and by
managing a master set of definitions of the operational data. The release's
business modeling tools provide additional perspectives on the operational data
for business analysis, along with a more in-depth view of the enterprise's
business models. The product's adaptive architecture allows data structures to
be changed frequently without reengineering. The reference data management
features include multiple versioning capabilities as well as security and audit
controls. The product also uses SOAP, XML, J2EE, COM and .NET.
Sonic Software has released the SonicXQ
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), a standards-based service-oriented architecture
for business integration using Web services and the J2EE Connector Architecture.
The product's distributed architecture helps systems architects to locate
integration services within the ESB and scale them independently of one
Applications and services can be plugged in to the product to share
information with other applications and services on the bus. Pre-built,
configurable services perform integration functions such as content-based
routing and XML transformation so that information can be used by any
application on the bus, without additional coding.
The product's features also include: support for Web services and J2EE
Connector Architecture (JCA) technologies for integrating applications within
the enterprise and across the Internet; a distributed processing framework for
configuring, deploying and managing services across the enterprise; the
company's Dynamic Routing Architecture (DRA) technology to improve scalability;
and authentication, authorization and encryption support.
Corp., Bedford, Mass., www.sonicsoftware.com
MicroStrategy Inc. has released MicroStrategy 7i.
The product is said to help enterprises to standardize on a business
intelligence platform and deploy business intelligence across the enterprise.
The product's architecture also facilitates the implementation of business
New features include: Intelligent Cubes, which are said to provide an
interface for reporting, ad hoc query, OLAP, statistical analysis and ROLAP;
Windows on the Web, a Web interface that provides many of the features of a
Windows client, like drag-and-drop report formatting, drop-down menu bars and
right-mouse click drill-down, which lets users design reports and interactively
analyze data; information collaboration, which lets users share reports with
other users by e-mailing them, scheduling them for regular delivery, or
exporting them to Excel, PDF or HTML; portable analytical modules, which contain
pre-defined reports and workflows that can be customized and ported to existing
databases and data warehouses; and the MicroStrategy 7i Portal Integration Kit,
which has pre-packaged connectors to include business intelligence into portal
products and lets users access MicroStrategy functions through standard Web
services protocols and techniques.
MicroStrategy Inc., McLean, Va., www.microstrategy.com
Precise Software Solutions has launched
Precise/SiteStor SRM, a multi-platform storage performance management
Precise/SiteStor SRM provides consolidated reporting for the analysis of
storage usage patterns enterprise-wide, enabling companies to optimize the
performance of storage devices running their databases, apps and Web sites, and
storing business documents.
The product reports on storage usage patterns on a consolidated basis across
multi-platform storage devices, including Unix, Linux, Windows 2000 and network
appliance storage devices
Precise Software Solutions, Westwood, Mass., www.precise.com
Empress Software Inc. and Tilcon Software Ltd.
Empress Software Inc.
and Tilcon Software Ltd. have partnered to deliver a development environment to
embedded and real-time QNX developers.
Engineers using QNX RTOS can tie Tilcon's graphical engine to the Empress
data management system via ODBC or the Empress C-API MR Routines. The Empress
API allows for real-time data ingest into the database and real-time output of
stored data into the graphical engine.
Tilcon has included the Empress ODBC client libraries with its graphical
engine on all product distribution media. Using the Empress C-API MR interface,
Empress has modified Tilcon's Dashboard demonstration program to include data
ingest and data output routines.
Empress Software Inc., Greenbelt, Md., www.empress.com
Tilcon Software Ltd.,
Ottawa, Ontario, www.tilcon.com
Advantage Data Transformer 2.0 and Advantage Data Transformer Enterprise
Metadata Edition (Advantage DT EME) 2.0
Computer Associates International
Inc. has unveiled Advantage Data Transformer 2.0 and Advantage Data Transformer
Enterprise Metadata Edition (Advantage DT EME) 2.0. These data transformation,
replication and integration solutions enable organizations to execute strategic
e-business projects, including data marts and warehouses, ERP and CRM
deployments, and complex systems integration.
With Advantage Data Transformer, developers can 'drag and drop' their way
through the mapping of sources, targets, transformations and workflows. They can
also share and reuse pre-defined transformations and those they create.
A new graphical workflow manager in Advantage DT EME is said to simplify
management of the entire transformation process, including conditional
processing, scheduling interdependencies and invocation of external applications
such as e-mail and backup software.
Computer Associates International Inc.,
Islandia, N.Y., www.ca.com
FineGround Networks Inc. has introduced the
Condenser, which allows enterprises to accelerate and manage the delivery of
Enterprises are said to accelerate secure sockets layer data with the
FineGround Condenser by improving user response time by seven times and system
capacity by four times. Using a range of optimization techniques, the Condenser
is said to deliver up to 10 times faster performance for Web applications by
eliminating redundant traffic and latency delays in the network and application,
without any special client-side software.
FineGround Networks Inc., Campbell,
divine Participant Server 4.0 and divine Content Server 4.0
Inc. has launched divine Participant Server 4.0 and divine Content Server
With divine Participant Server 4.0, users can create, update and publish
content via interfaces that are transparent to their everyday work environment.
It also includes capabilities to support greater integration with legacy and Web
applications, as well as tighter integration with Microsoft Word and
Dreamweaver. In addition, the product enables users to own and manage the
content distribution process and includes content templates and drag-and-drop
Divine Content Server 4.0 enables transparent content authoring, integration,
management and delivery throughout the enterprise. The product also has the
ability to author content in Microsoft Word, contains user enhancements such as
one-click access to common content management tasks, and has a reworked,
intuitive interface. Workflow improvements include timers, assignment
delegations, automated actions, reporting and visualization.
Chicago, Ill., www.divine.com
Cyan Technology Ltd., a developer of low-power
flash microcontrollers for connected devices, is now offering an evaluation
board and free software development tools for its first product, the eCOG1
The company has complemented its microcontroller with a toolkit, including a
macro assembler, ANSI-compliant C compiler, software simulator, and an on-chip
real-time in-circuit emulator/debugger interface that supports up to 512
breakpoints. The eCOG1 evaluation board augments this integrated platform,
providing developers with the resources they need to develop and test apps.
The eCOG1 evaluation board is available for $249.
Cyan Technology Ltd.,
Cambridge, U.K., www.cyantechnology.com
Ektron Inc. has released eWeb-EditPro+XML, a
Web-based authoring tool that enables business users to add XML tags to Web
content. The tool lets users input content such as text, tables, images and
links into a Web page that looks like a template. The product then applies XML
tags to that content behind the scenes to make information more readily
accessible across different media such as the Web, text-enabled handheld
wireless devices and print.
Giving business users XML capabilities is said to improve workflow and
efficiency as well as reduce costs. The product's features also include improved
searchability and usability of content via XML tagging; easier customization
through simple-to-create tag definitions and CSS style attributes; simpler
integration within dynamic Web server environments; rapid deployment; and ease
Ektron WebEditPro+XML is available from the company's Web site. A 10-seat
license is priced at $599.
Ektron Inc., Amherst, N.H., www.ektron.com
Green Hills Software Inc. has released G-Cover, part of its
Multi and AdaMulti integrated development environments (IDEs).
G-Cover is said to enhance the reliability of embedded software by enabling
developers to test 100% of their code. The tool uses Multi's debugging
facilities, such as breakpoints, single step and read registers, to monitor and
analyze the execution of production code modules on the target system. G-Cover
provides code coverage analysis at the object code level that is independent of
the source language, including assembly, and analyzes all object code branches,
including those that are not traceable to the source code. The tool also
analyzes object code to determine the location of conditional branches, calls,
jumps, branch targets, traps and exit instructions.
Green Hills Software
Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., www.ghs.com
Turbo Reports for
Canam Software has released Turbo Reports for
COBOL, an app report writer for COBOL. Using visual design and a code generator,
the product is said to allow developers to design and develop COBOL app report
programs faster and with higher quality. The product's built-in version control
capability provides full life-cycle change control support and is said to ease
The product is also said to help companies improve productivity with visual
report design; automate the development of report presentation code; deliver
projects faster at lower costs; improve runtime performance with compiled code
and static database binds; reduce training costs; leverage the same tool for
traditional and Web reports; reduce database and file access time by running
multiple reports in a single database pass; ease maintenance; and speed report
change implementation with automatic version control.
Canam Software Labs
Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, www.canamsoftware.com
Starbase Corp. has announced the availability of
CodeWright 7.0, a code editing system for Windows. The product includes
CodeMeeting, which enables instant communication and file editing from within
IDEs, which is said to speed the editing process and improve the quality of
mission-critical apps. CodeMeeting is said to enable increased collaboration in
the source code editing, discussion and review process. The product is aimed at
improving the functionality of IDEs, languages and version control systems while
helping developers to research and edit existing source code.
A single Windows user version of CodeWright is priced at $299, annual
maintenance is priced at $89, and upgrades are available for $99. Multi-user
licenses are also available. Visit the company's Web site for more
Starbase Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., www.starbase.com
Jtest 4.5 and Jcontract 1.5
Parasoft has announced Jtest 4.5 and
Jcontract 1.5, upgrades to the firm's automatic Java testing and
Jtest is said to automate the unit testing process, including black-box
functionality, white-box construction and regression testing. It also
automatically enforces industry coding standards and lets developers add their
own coding standards. Other new features include: support for JSP; integration
with IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Sun Microsystems' Forte for
Java IDE and Together ControlCenter; automatic generation of J-Unit Test Classes
and JUnit Test Class templates; static analysis rules; CVS source control
integration; and improved group sharing of test parameters and Jtest
Jcontract lets developers perform functionality testing at
the system level using design by contract. After developers compile a class or
component, the product's compiler checks whether an application misuses specific
classes. It is also said to help automate functionality testing of Java
software, and improve component testing.
Pricing for Jtest starts at $3,495; Jcontract starts at $1,500; and the two
products together start at $4,495. They are available for Windows NT/2000/XP,
Solaris and Linux.
Parasoft Corp., Monrovia, Calif., www.parasoft.com
Precise/Indepth for IBM WebSphere 2.0
Precise Software has released
Precise/Indepth for IBM WebSphere 2.0, a J2EE app component of the company's
Precise i3 application performance management product. The product is aimed at
enabling IT operations to isolate performance problems and optimize enterprise
apps as they are deployed on IBM WebSphere servers.
The release extends the company's SmarTune technology to IBM WebSphere
applications, identifies J2EE application performance problems and recommends
corrective action in real time. The product also features an improved Web-based
user interface that allows IT staff to exchange information to resolve
The product correlates business transactions across the Web, J2EE and
database servers, and provides a view of the transaction across the app
infrastructure. When problems arise, this view helps to identify the failing
component and isolate the root cause of performance degradation.
Software Solutions, Westwood, Mass., www.precise.com
Cirquet Solution Suite 1.0
Improv Technologies announced the
availability of the Cirquet Solution Suite 1.0. The product comprises the
Cirquet Development Environment (CDE) for developing Cirquet applications, and
the Cirquet Operations Center (COCent) to deploy and manage those applications
across the enterprise.
The technology is said to enable developers to create distributed apps or Web
services from any Java language component. It wraps each Java component as a
discrete app and allows for their assembly at runtime. Applications written
using the product are said to be network- and device-neutral. The product uses
Sun's JXTA technology as the distributed message transport to service n-tier and
The initial release of the CDE is available as a plug-in to Sun's Forte for
Improv Technologies, New York, N.Y., www.improv-tech.com
ObjectFX Corp. has released SpatialFX 3.2, a product
that provides the ability to view and analyze data in location and spatial
contexts by presenting data and events in the context of a map. The product is
designed for the implementation and deployment of spatial services on a variety
of clients ranging from desktop applications to the Web to wireless devices.
The release includes improvements to map projection systems, dynamic
symbology aimed at defense and intelligence users, and extended J2EE
ObjectFX Corp., St. Paul, Minn., www.objectfx.com
Interactive Software Engineering (ISE) has released a beta
version of the ISE Eiffel development environment for Microsoft Visual Studio
.NET. This version enables developers using VS .NET to seamlessly use ISE Eiffel
to build next-generation Web apps and XML Web services.
The product supports multiple inheritance, genericity and Design by Contract.
These Eiffel techniques are said to extend to analysis and design, as well as
programming to provide a full, reversible stream through project development,
thereby eliminating the need for separate analysis, design and implementation
Interactive Software Engineering Inc. (ISE), Goleta, Calif., www.eiffel.com
Persistence Software has announced EdgeXtend, a
complementary software module for J2EE app servers based on the company's
distributed dynamic caching (DDC) technology.
The product is said to help companies improve the performance of J2EE servers
by distributing data to business decision makers, improving response times,
increasing productivity and reducing costs. The product works in conjunction
with J2EE servers through the Java Connector Architecture (JCA). The product is
said to improve server performance with a shared transactional cache, cache
synchronization and model-driven development.
EdgeXtend is priced at $9,995 per CPU for the standard product, and at
$14,995 for EdgeXtend with PowerSync for multi-cache support.
Software, San Mateo, Calif., www.persistence.com
Transvirtual Technologies Inc. has released XOE, an application
framework built on XML and Java technologies that helps developers build and
distribute scalable XML Web services and applications.
The product's package management and version control tools provision the
remote update of software in the field. It provides automatic detection of
required components, updates and enterprise level app synchronization. The
online/offline integration feature provides app operation without a direct
connection to the app server.
The product extends Transvirtual Technologies' products to the Windows XP OS,
and J2SE Virtual Machines in addition to Linux. An evaluation version of the
product is available on the company's Web site.
San Francisco, Calif., www.transvirtual.com
LogicLibrary has released Logidex 1.3, which is said to
help users to find, understand and manage software development assets such as
Web services, legacy applications, components, XML schema and patterns. The
product helps users map assets to the company's business and architectural
Version 1.3 of Logidex includes expanded search functionality that lets
developers browse through a domain model and search for assets that fit their
needs. The product is also said to help developers better organize assets in a
catalog for retrieval and use. Once an asset is found, the product allows users
to acquire and use the asset or subscribe to a particular asset, review it and
track how it changes over time. The product also includes configurable templates
for defining the information collected and stored for each asset type. The
product comes with a set of defined templates for all major asset types. Users
can configure these templates, as well as create additional
LogicLibrary, Pittsburgh, Pa., www.logiclibrary.com