Stylus Studio 4.5
eXcelon Corp., which is in the process of being acquired
by Progress Software, has announced the latest release of its Stylus Studio XSLT
integrated development environment (IDE).
The product allows developers to generate XSLT stylesheets automatically from
HTML pages, providing advanced debugging support, including XSLT debugging for
SAXON and .NET processors. Developers in these environments can now access the
full debugging and back-mapping capabilities of Stylus Studio. Stylus Studio 4.5
also includes an XQuery editor, XQuery debugger and XQuery processor to allow
developers to build and debug applications with intelligent XML search
capabilities. An automatic schema documentation generation editor reduces
overhead associated with documenting XML schema. This new feature works like
'javadoc' to produce full documentation for XML schema documents, which is said
to make complex XML schema documents more comprehensible to all members of the
Pricing for Stylus Studio 4.5 starts at $399 for a single-user
eXcelon Corp., Burlington,
Mass ., www.exln.com
M7 Application Assembly
Platform, Version 2.0
The latest version of
the M7 Application Assembly Platform features an enterprise object repository
that allows objects to be reused without requiring expert knowledge of their
implementation. The product is available from M7 Corp. Inc.
Version 2.0 enables seamless integration of Web services into new apps. Once
a Web service is defined, it can be reused like any other object in the system.
Business logic and application workflow can be defined and maintained using
visual tools. The visual workflow editor provides full access to the enterprise
object repository data across objects, workflow operations and business rules. A
visual site inspector allows for the examination of uses and dependencies in the
application, as well as the monitoring of workflow status, broken links and
orphaned files. Also included is support for custom libraries, JSP 2.0 support
and support for leading J2EE application servers, including BEA WebLogic 7.0,
IBM WebSphere 4.0 and JBoss 2.4.
Contact the company for pricing information.
M7 Corp. Inc., Cupertino, Calif.,
TimesTen Real-Time Event
Processing System V4.5
TimesTen Inc. has
released Version 4.5 of its TimesTen Real-Time Event Processing System. The
system enables applications to process massive transaction volumes and respond
instantly to requests.
The main enhancements in Version 4.5 include a doubling of throughput for
distributed, replicated configurations; increased sophistication and performance
for event notifications; and an RDBMS adapter for extending TimesTen's real-time
performance to Oracle data. Version 4.5 also adds a materialized view feature to
which TimesTen's existing event notification API can be attached, giving users
the ability to more easily define and monitor sophisticated events occurring
within the system. In addition, Version 4.5 adds a sequence number generator to
guarantee unique key values; performance increases on multi-row read, update,
insert and delete operations; and dynamic replication reconfiguration.
TimesTen Real-Time Event Processing System Version 4.5 supports Sun Solaris,
Linux, Windows, HP-UX, IBM AIX and LynxOS.
TimesTen Inc., Mountain View., Calif.,
Companion for the Palm OS
FileMaker Mobile Companion
for the Palm OS (Multilingual version) is now available from FileMaker Inc.
The new release allows users to transfer and synchronize data between
FileMaker Pro 5.5 V2 databases on desktop computers and Palm OS handhelds. Users
can select and load the FileMaker data they require from their desktop computer
to the Palm OS handheld. Later, the data on the handheld may be synchronized
with the desktop database via Palm HotSpot technology. Users may transfer up to
50 fields per record from a desktop FileMaker Pro 5.5 V2 database to a Palm OS
The new FileMaker Mobile 2 must be used with FileMaker Pro 5.5 V2, and is
priced at $49 (single-unit price). FileMaker Mobile 1 registered users are
entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to FileMaker Mobile 2. (Please go to http://www.filemaker.com/products/mbl_home.html
for more details.)
FileMaker Inc., Santa Clara,
Mitem Corp. has released NXTier Services, which extend
Mitem View's application integration capabilities by adding support for a wider
range of new devices and applications.
NXTier Services comprise software components that install on the target
system and new Mitem View server-side functionality that enhances their
connectivity. These components, called Delegates, are lightweight and expose a
simple interface that is said to be easy to configure and maintain.
Mitem offers Microsoft COM, Pure Java and 'C' reference (Wi32)
implementations of NXTier Services. Mitem has ported the NXTier Services Runtime
to multiple platforms, including Windows, Unix and selected handheld devices
running Windows CE.
Mitem Corp., Menlo Park,
Project Office Connector
for Microsoft Project
Connector for Microsoft Project enables users to publish information between
Project Office and Microsoft Project plans for a total closed-loop Project
Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. The product is available from Pacific Edge
Project Office Connector enables customers to implement a closed-loop
solution that provides data updates between products. With the solution, users
are assured that their portfolio data is always current and relevant. The
Project Office Connector supports Microsoft Project versions 98/2000/2002; it
also features standard Project Management Extensible Markup Language
Software, Bellevue, Wash., www.pacificedge.com
IBM's new tools support
IBM has shipped new software tools --
built on the Eclipse open-source platform -- that support its entire portfolio of
The new tools work with IBM's software for deploying, securing and managing
e-business data and applications, such as those for Web services. Specifically,
the tools support WebSphere, Lotus Domino, CrossWorlds, DB2, Tivoli, MQ and IBM
eServer iSeries. The plug-ins integrate the functions of IBM's middleware tools
into WebSphere Studio, providing a single, unified ''portal-like'' experience for
developing, testing, performance tuning and debugging. Developers can customize
their application development environments for specific projects, enjoying
consistent capabilities and flexibility.
IBM, Vienna, Va., www.ibm.com
FrontierSuite for Java
Data Objects (JDO) Version 1.0
Inc. has released FrontierSuite for Java Data Objects (JDO) Version 1.0. The
product is a JDO implementation with a JCA-compliant persistence engine and a
Model Driven Architecture (MDA)-based development environment for designing,
developing, deploying and running JDO applications. The product is said to
provide transparent persistence to data using any JDBC-compliant RDBMS as the
data store, in both managed and non-managed environments.
FrontierSuite for JDO supports four approaches to building JDO applications:
Forward Engineering (using FrontierSuite for JDO), Reverse Engineering (using
Frontier ReModeler for JDO), Class Enhancement (using Frontier DeployDirect for
JDO) and Bridge Pattern (using Frontier DeployDirect for JDO).
Pricing for the FrontierSuite family of products is as follows: FrontierSuite
for JDO is $1,299, FrontierSuite for J2EE is $4,599 and FrontierSuite for J2SE
is $2,599. All prices are per developer license, with no runtime or server
ObjectFrontier Inc., Atlanta,
Dataphor Data Access
Alphora has shipped Dataphor Data
Access Components (DAC). The Dataphor DAC is a suite of components and controls
that are data-aware by design, rather than merely data bound.
Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, the Dataphor DAC offers advanced
manipulation and data binding capabilities not found in the controls that come
with Visual Studio .NET. The product offers the ability to switch between SQL
Server, Oracle, DB2 or other supported back-end database systems without
changing queries; intrinsically data-aware controls that can react intelligently
to focus changes, dataset states and formatting; and a component that
dynamically reads rows into, and performs updates from, the dataset buffer based
on user navigation and demand from the controls. Also included are data-aware
user interfaces that can be configured and activated at design time within the
Visual Studio .NET environment.
The Dataphor Data Access Components (DAC) are $499 per developer with no
royalties for redistribution.
Alphora, Provo, Utah, www.alphora.com
PowerTCP Mail for
Dart Communications has shipped PowerTCP Mail
for .NET, the latest addition to Dart's product line that enhances Microsoft's
.NET Framework with native classes that send, receive, compose, edit, encode and
decode e-mail messages.
PowerTCP Mail for .NET combines POP and SMTP protocols with Dart's
''MessageStream'' technology, which enables the creation and manipulation of basic
and complex mail messages without users having to learn the complexities of
message decoding/encoding. The bi-directional MessageStream class provides a
stream interface that decodes and encodes MIME and non-MIME messages. For
authoring, messages are created using the same object model. To make complex
message creation even easier, high-level functionality enables the creation of
HTML mail with only one line of code.
Dart Communications, Rome, N.Y., www.dart.com
Updates to Marimba
Desktop/Mobile Management product family
Inc. has announced a series of new releases to its Desktop/Mobile Management
Flexible policy management capabilities now enable targeted scheduling to
pre-determine how and when software applications and updates are distributed,
installed, repaired and removed. A browser-based reporting tool, called Report
Center, provides a management portal with built-in reports that correlate
application deployment logs with inventory information. And infrastructure
enhancements leverage a Web-centric, J2EE-based architecture to simplify the
installation, configuration and management of Marimba's change management
Marimba Inc., Mountain View,
InstallShield Software Corp. has
announced InstallShield Update Service, a subscription-based Web service that
allows ISVs and IT enterprises to deliver immediate updates of software
applications, content and data files to consumers, business customers and
corporate end users through a software updating platform.
In addition, the Update Service has been fully integrated with the
InstallShield Developer 7 installation-authoring solution. This new integration
provides existing customers with instant access to flexible update capabilities
directly from within the IDE. This enables developers to implement native update
functionality during the development phase. In addition, developers no longer
have to manually market and 'push out' updates to customers whenever a new
release, promotion, update or fix is available.
The InstallShield Update Service can be used with any of InstallShield's
authoring products, including InstallShield Express and InstallShield
Professional. Install Developer customers can begin using the integrated service
by simply clicking on the Update Service button from within the IDE (Version
7.03 or higher). Pricing starts at $699 per 5,000 endpoints.
InstallShield Software, Schaumburg, Ill.,
e-Work Version 5.3
Metastorm has added support for Adobe Acrobat and
other third-party software in the latest release of its business process
management software, e-Work.
Version 5.3 allows users to view and complete Adobe PDF forms as part of an
e-Work procedure, or employ them to initiate an automated process. The latest
edition also supports new editions of software that integrate with e-Work:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Internet Information Server Version
5.1, Oracle9i and Microsoft Outlook 2002.
Version 5. 3 also supports the e-Work Accelerator for Microsoft BizTalk,
lightweight directory access protocol for Microsoft Active Directory, enhanced
XML/XSL integration tools, and support for SMTP mail, Web services, Novell
GroupWise 6 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
Metastorm, Severna Park, Md.,
Compuware Corp. is shipping new
functionality for analyzing distributed Microsoft-based applications.
Compuware DevPartner Studio now has a distributed analyzer that provides
vital information on application readiness by locating problems and performance
issues early in the development life cycle. This functionality is said to
effectively trace the transactions of an application as it executes across
multiple systems. Designed for developers and testers who are building
multitiered, Web-based distributed applications, the distributed analyzer uses
this insight to make recommendations for taking corrective action on errors,
performance issues and design problems in distributed apps.
DevPartner Studio's distributed analyzer supports Windows XP/2000/NT, as well
as COM, Internet Explorer, MTS/COM+, IIS, Active Server Pages, client- and
server-side scripting, ISAPI and ADO. Additionally, the product's architecture
has been designed to drop in support for new technologies such as Microsoft's
Compuware Corp., Farmington
Hills, Mich., www.compuware.com
Total .NET XRef, from FMS, generates
cross-reference Microsoft C# and Visual Basic .NET code using an integrated
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET parser.
The product performs real-time impact analysis to identify which objects a
code change actually affects. Features include an instantly displayed list of
every reference to any name defined in code; display of every line of code
containing the reference along with its class name, member name, line, column
and type of reference; support of C# and Visual Basic .NET code; and the ability
to send reference lists to an HTML page for printing, saving or e-mailing at any
Total .NET XRef is licensed on a per developer basis. Pricing is $199 per
license, $599 for five licenses and $1,999 for 25 licenses.
FMS, Tysons Corner, Va.,
Code Co-op Version 3.3
Code Co-op Version 3.3, from Reliable Software,
is a version control system for Web and software development.
The product supports on-site and distributed team development by enabling
collaboration through e-mail, LAN, VPN or a mix of these. Version 3.3 integrates
with Borland Delphi and C++ Builder, Versions 5 and 6. Code Co-op also
integrates with Visual Studio .NET and other Microsoft SCC API-compliant
V3.3 runs on Windows 95/98/ Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP. Automatic e-mail dispatching
requires a Simple-MAPI e-mail client like Outlook Express and Eudora, or a MAPI
client like Outlook XP and 2002. New licenses are $145 per seat.
Reliable Software, Seattle, Wash.,