DevPartner Java Edition 3.0
Compuware Corp. has announced
DevPartner Java Edition 3.0, a suite of software development productivity tools
that deliver high-performance Java applications and components.
Accessed through a Web browser interface, DevPartner Java Edition uses
analysis and profiling techniques to help Java developers understand how their
code performs before an application is deployed. A memory analyzer automatically
locates memory-intensive methods in Java code and visually provides real-time
memory analysis and debugging capabilities. This allows developers to improve
runtime performance and resource utilization of their code by optimizing objects
that consume or waste the most memory.
In addition, developers can gather runtime information from any number of
licensed clients and servers and see the results in a single view. Developers
can analyze performance and coverage data on Java servlets, applets, JavaBeans
and EJBs. The information can then be viewed and analyzed on a workstation.
DevPartner Java Edition 3.0 is $1,495 per seat.
Farmington Hills, Mich., www.compuware.com
Highdeal Transactive 3.0
Highdeal has announced the
latest version of its Highdeal Transactive product, previously known as Highdeal
Designed for content, portal, e-service, wireless and wireline companies
participating in service value chains, Transactive 3.0 enables service providers
to define profitable pricing strategies; model, test and implement offers
instantly; and manage the transactions, revenue and payment of third-party
partners in real time through the life cycle of a service.
The Transactive 3.0 Simulator provides users with a Web-based GUI to
simulate, validate and optimize offer structures, including service bundling
promotions, shared plans and custom offers for key customers. The system enables
users to calculate prices, and meter- or rate-usage, based on per-use, per-hour,
per-user, per-license, per-click, per-download or any other parameter. The
Transactive 3.0 rating engine supports high-volume processing of multi-user
accounts, simultaneous multi-service usage and discounts for poor service
quality delivered. The product's GUI and tools can also be used to model all
upstream and downstream partner transactions, including royalties, commissions
and sponsorships associated with each service use.
Object Assembler Professional 2.5
is now shipping ObjectAssembler Professional 2.5, a visual Struts development
environment for the design, development, assembly and deployment of enterprise
and Web applications.
ObjectAssembler allows developers to design, develop, assemble and deploy
solutions using visual representations of components, frameworks and assemblies.
Version 2.5 includes visual support of Struts 1.1 development, including full
Tiles and Validator functionality; support for the development, assembly and
deployment of J2EE 1.3 apps using EJBs, JSPs, Servlets and JavaBean components;
and synchronization between the visual representation of an app and its
underlying source code.
In addition, the product is internally programmed (code generation, project
management, compiling) to a VIDE, which allows all of the tool's functionality
to be used inside of popular IDEs. Currently, ObjectAssembler provides a
complete standalone enterprise development environment as well as plug-in
support for Borland's JBuilder, and the Sun ONE Studio and NetBeans
ObjectVenture, Milford, Mass., www.objectventure.com
Primavera TeamPlay 3.5
Primavera TeamPlay 3.5, from
Primavera Systems, helps corporate IT groups to manage the unique
characteristics of software development and IT projects.
The latest version allows project managers to have more criteria available to
define specific requests for resources, enabling resource managers to
automatically search for the best-qualified person. Users can also create custom
dashboards or use standard corporate views to analyze projects and resources,
prioritize initiatives and make project decisions. In addition, an easy-to-use
interface allows for the quick capture of issues and risks that may impact
Primavera Systems Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., www.primavera.com
Project Analyzer v6.1
Aivosto has added multi-project
analysis to Project Analyzer v6.1, a Visual Basic code review tool.
The product reads Visual Basic source code to resolve and document
cross-project dependencies in component-based systems. Project Analyzer displays
cross-project call trees to describe the structure of a system consisting of VB
projects and COM files. It detects dead code, such as class methods that are not
called, and properties that are not read or not written to. The product can also
optimize code by removing the unused parts and keeping only what is required for
the programs to function correctly.
Project Analyzer v6.1 Enterprise Edition is priced at $699. Versions for
analyzing a single project system start at $99.
Aivosto Oy, Helsinki,
PDA Defense Enterprise
PDA Defense Enterprise uses a
unified Windows-based policy editor to set and implement handheld security
policy across the enterprise for Palm, Windows Pocket PC and Blackberry devices.
It is available from Asynchrony Solutions.
The product uses a feature set to completely lock down handheld devices.
Administrators can mandate password control, including minimum length, alpha and
numeric characters, and forced time-based password changes. Once PDA Defense
Enterprise is installed on a device, users cannot disable the password
protection without intervention from an administrator.
Pricing starts at $30 per user for a minimum order of 50
Asynchrony Solutions Inc., St. Louis, Mo., www.asolutions.com
Wind2 Award Web Edition
Wind2 Software Inc. has
released Wind2 Award Web Edition, said to be the first fully Web-based client
relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software product
designed specifically for enterprise-wide deployment by professional services
The product uses the power of the Web to ensure that users have real-time
access to client, opportunity, staff and project experience information whether
located at a home office, branch office or on the road. The Web Edition uses the
same database as the Standard Edition. This allows Award customers to use a
Windows-based interface when working on their local-area network, or the
Web-based interface when working over the Internet.
Wind2 Software Inc.,
Fort Collins, Colo., www.wind2.com
Seapine Software has shipped Surround
SCM, the company's cross-platform software change management solution.
Surround SCM provides users with control over source code changes to software
development teams that require remote access, integrated defect tracking, and
advanced branching and merging capabilities.
The product is also a full replacement for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe and
integrates with Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .NET. Seapine includes a
migration program to move files and their change history from Visual SourceSafe
into Surround SCM.
Seapine Software Inc., Mason, Ohio, www.seapine.com
HAHT iChannel 4.0
HAHT Commerce has released HAHT
iChannel 4.0, which provides an integrated approach to supporting and protecting
manufacturer's brand and product information by optimizing the transactions
between the manufacturer and its channel partners.
New features include partner segmentation, the ability to create and manage
product assortments, collaborative personalization, new product launch and
end-of-life synchronization, and easier to manage product definition and
HAHT Commerce Inc., Raleigh, N.C., www.haht.com
Groove Version 2.0
Groove Networks has shipped Groove
Version 2.0, an upgrade to its centralized collaboration platform.
Version 2.0 has added new features to both client and server software,
including integration with Microsoft Office applications, new project and
meeting management toolsets, and the introduction of customer-hosted management
and system integration capabilities. This latest version gives customers the
option to deploy three enterprise-class servers: the Enterprise Management
Server, Enterprise Relay Server and Enterprise Integration Server.
Groove Workspace Standard Edition Version 2.0 is $49 per user. Groove
Workspace Professional Edition Version 2.0 is $99 per user. Users are granted
access to groove Hosted Relay Services and Groove Hosted Management Services at
no additional cost. Enterprises with more than 1,000 seats will also require the
Enterprise License pack, priced at $49 per user annually with a three-year
Groove Networks Inc., Beverly, Mass., www.groove.net
Network Instruments' Observer product line
Instruments LLC has added wireless support to its Observer product line.
Wireless support is seamlessly integrated with the existing features of
Observer, Expert Observer and the Observer Suite.
New wireless features and enhancements include: complete 802.11b Packet
capture and Decode; a set of wireless statistical collection tools -- wireless
network vital signs, wireless AP statistics, wireless types by station, wireless
speeds and signal strength by station, wireless latest statistics, wireless
errors by station, wireless channel scan, and wireless triggers and alarms --
and wireless trending to view wireless statistics for baselining over
The Observer product line includes Observer at $995, Expert Observer at
$2,895, the Observer Suite at $3,995 and the gigabit wire-speed, full-duplex
Gigabit Observer solution starting at $8,000.
Network Instruments LLC,
Minneapolis, Minn., www.networkinstruments.com
Universal Application Network
Application Network, from Siebel Systems, is a standards-based
vendor-independent application integration solution that can be deployed across
Based on XML and Web services industry standards, Universal Application
Network is said to enable organizations to select best-in-class applications and
to ensure that customers are not locked into vendor-specific proprietary
architectures. The product consists of three components: Best-Practices Process
Library, a library of pre-packaged, industry-specific business processes based
on best practices; Business Process Design tools, a selection of business
process design tools -- provided by leading integration server vendors -- used
to model and configure existing business processes and create new ones; and
Integration Server, an integration server -- also provided by Siebel's
integration server partners -- that is used to execute business processes as
well as to coordinate interapplication communication.
Inc., San Mateo, Calif., www.siebel.com
exe4j is a Java exe maker that allows
developers to start their Java applications reliably, display native splash
screens, detect suitable Java Runtime Environments (JREs) and handle start-up
errors while operating in a Windows environment. It is available from
The product offers optional distribution of bundled JREs, compilation of GUI
applications or console applications, a user-friendly wizard for configuring an
exe4j project, and a command line compiler for integration with automated build
process. exe4j also allows for the creation of individualized Windows launcher
executables for Java apps.
exe4j is priced at $69 per license and can be downloaded for a free
evaluation at www.ej-technologies.com/products/exe4j/overview.html.
A site license is available for $699.
ej-technologies GmbH, Munich,
Westbridge XML SOAP Monitor
Westbridge XML SOAP
Monitor enables enterprises to monitor their networks for all XML Web services
traffic without requiring changes to the network. It is available from
The product is a lightweight application that plugs into any router mirror
port and monitors all network traffic for unauthorized SOAP traffic without
affecting the architecture or performance of the network. App architects,
security analysts and IT operations staff can detect SOAP traffic, view the
content of the message for sensitive information, and view the sender and
receiver of each message. Filtering occurs in near real time or to log file for
later processing. The product is available on Windows and many Unix platforms,
including Linux and Solaris.
Westbridge Technology is offering the XML SOAP Monitor for free to qualified
organizations. For more information, please contact Westbridge Technology at www.westbridgetech.com.
Westbridge Technology, Mountain View, Calif.,
Actuate Corp. Portlets
Actuate Corp. has developed a
series of portlets that provide companies running IBM WebSphere Portal with
easier access to Actuate-managed content.
The portlets enable IBM WebSphere Portal customers to more easily offer
visitors relative, appropriate content. The portlets offer tighter integration
with IBM WebSphere Portal administration tools so IT users can install and
configure them using the WebSphere administration interface.
Corp., South San Francisco, Calif., www.actuate.com
NetBSD 1.6 is the latest release of the
BSD operating system widely used in embedded and storage applications. It is
available from Wasabi Systems.
Release 1.6 improves the performance and stability of applications, file
systems and networking; adds support for 11 new platforms and many new devices;
incorporates various security enhancements; and updates many third-party
A four-CD 'Standard' release, with full binaries for 39 platforms, is priced
at $24.95; a six-CD 'Deluxe' release with more than 3,000 popular applications
for the OS, including the Apache Web Server, desktops from KDE and GNOME and the
OpenOffice productivity suite, is priced at $64.95.
Wasabi Systems Inc.,
New York, N.Y., www.wasabisystems.com
Metrowerks has shipped a new set of tools that
enables application and content development for Tao Group's intent -- a
high-performance, portable media platform for consumer appliances.
CodeWarrior Development Tools for intent allows developers to create and
deploy content and applications for a multitude of media devices with a minimal
amount of porting. This includes set-top boxes, PDAs, mobile phones, VCRs, DVDs
and digital cameras. The toolset allows for 'pre-platform' applications
development, which means developers can begin creating applications before the
device is ready. Once hardware engineering is complete, the code base can then
be moved to the prototype device. The toolset supports intent, Java Technology
Edition, a Sun-authorized, Java-compliant and branded engine that runs
real-world, rich multimedia Java content in very small footprints.
CodeWarrior Development Tools for intent Media Platform, Java Technology
Edition is available for Intel processors and Hitachi SH3
Metrowerks, Austin, Texas, www.metrowerks.com
Eiffel Software has announced Eiffel
ENViSioN!, its new Eiffel-language plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
The product is fully integrated with the Visual Studio .NET IDE, has a
compiler that is designed to fully support all of the Eiffel languages supported
by Visual Studio .NET, and contains Class and feature browsing. In addition,
ENViSioN! has auto-documentation, supports XML, includes several Eiffel code
libraries and comes with EiffelBuild, Eiffel Software's multiplatform GUI
Eiffel Software, Santa Barbara, Calif., www.eiffel.com
Ultra Light Client (ULC) Version 5.1
released Ultra Light Client (ULC) Version 5.1, a thin-client framework based on
Java and Swing.
ULC extends HTML-based Web architectures with rich GUI clients. The latest
release includes a new tree component, as well as improved table and table-tree
components. There is further reduced network traffic between the UI Engine and
the server, and ULC is now integrated with IBM's WebSphere development
Canoo Engineering AG, Basel, Switzerland, www.canoo.com
ArcStyler 3.0, an architectural IDE
that supports Model Driven Architecture, is available from Interactive Objects
Version 3.0 features a new module, the MDA-Enabler, which parses existing
Java sources and EJB archives to automatically generate the corresponding UML
model elements, thus enabling migration to MDA-compliant standards. Also
included are new and extended MDA-Cartridges that automatically generate
optimized code and infrastructure for leading Java Application
Interactive Objects Software GmbH, Sausalito, Calif., www.io-software.com
Green Hills Software's ARM
Green Hills Software has
announced an optimizing C/C++ compiler and assembler for the ARM family of
The new compiler and assembler, part of Version 3.6 of the Multi2000
Integrated Development Environment, simplify the development of fast, compact
code for embedded systems utilizing the ARM6, ARM7, ARM9, ARM9E and ARM10
processor families, and the ARM architecture-compliant Intel StrongARM and
The Multi Development Environment for the ARM core, including a C/C++
compiler, assembler, linker and instruction set simulator, is priced at $5,900
(single-seat developer's license) for a node-locked license, and at $8,900 for a
Green Hills Software Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif.,
CMS100 Version 2.0
Ektron has released CMS100 Version
2.0, a Web content management solution with new support for Microsoft ASP.NET
The product offers a familiar word processor-like editing toolbar and
intuitive interface for content publishing by non-technical users. Web
professionals can configure and customize the solution to maintain control over
navigation, look and feel, and other site infrastructure. User-controlled
dynamic navigation allows non-technical content contributors to create
dynamically generated navigation based upon content in the database. Additional
enhancements include improved style sheet support, new search functionality, a
new interface for editor configuration and improved branding
Ektron Inc., Amherst, N.H., www.ektron.com
Cache 5, is the latest release of
InterSystems Corp.'s post-relational database.
Key features include built-in support for Web services without requiring a
separate application server or other complications; automated Bean Managed
Persistence (BMP); and an Enterprise Cache Protocol -- architected for the
extensive thin-client deployments typical of enterprise Web systems -- that
includes a new distributed concurrency engine and support for massive
distributed cache memory.
Cache 5 is priced at $200 in a single-user version; pricing for a multi-user
configuration starts at $1,000.
InterSystems Corp., Cambridge,
from DataDirect Technologies, is a new software component designed for Internet
application architects and developers who need to transform data between XML and
relational formats in Java programs.
The product is an XML transformer component that provides a consistent
approach to creating XML data from any relational database or updating any
relational database from an XML input. DataDirect jxTransformer enables
architects and developers to write XML code once that works across multiple
relational databases and with older versions of individual
DataDirect Technologies, Rockville, Md., www.datadirect.com/
Alpha Five Windows Version 5
Alpha Software has
shipped the latest version of its Alpha Five Windows database.
Alpha Five Version 5 sports advances in its language -- XBasic -- and
introduces a new interface building language called XDialog. A new multi-pane,
color-coded script editor has been added, along with the introduction of
completely customizable menus and toolbars. A fully integrated debugger is also
included. In addition, Version 5 offers auto-complete logic and a 'smart'
function finder, as well as application scripting that automatically writes
editable, highly structured and fully documented XBasic code with the ability to
switch from the menu system of Action Scripting to the XBasic code
Alpha Software, Burlington, Mass., www.alphasoftware.com
Log Explorer for Oracle
Lumigent Technologies has
introduced Log Explorer for Oracle, a product that is said to ensure continuous,
secure access to enterprise information by identifying the causes of data
corruption and providing the means to recover critical business data.
Log Explorer simplifies database management and problem solving for Oracle 8i
users. Each time an Oracle database is changed, information is captured in a
transaction log file that details the source of the change, as well as the new
and previous information.
Log Explorer for Oracle 8i on Windows systems is priced at $1,295 for a
single CPU machine; price is $1,995 for a multiple CPU machine.
Technologies Inc., Acton, Mass., www.lumigent.com
NeoCore XML Information Management System Version
NeoCore has released Version 2.6 of its NeoCore XML Information
Management System (XMS), a self-constructing native XML database that is said to
reduce the cost and time to market for dynamic business applications.
Enhancements to Version 2.6 include support for XQuery, enabling a rich set
of standards-based query capabilities; a standalone server architecture that is
said to increase the product's extensibility and simplify installation and
management; support for the Solaris 64-bit platform; and an HTTP interface that
provides a formatted URI method for Web services capability.
The Standard Edition of NeoCore XMS 2.6 (for 32-bit platforms) is priced at
$20,000 per CPU. The Professional Edition (for 64-bit platforms) is $30,000 per
NeoCore Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., www.neocore.com
PremiumSoft MySQL Studio Release 4.4
announced Release 4.4 of PremiumSoft MySQL Studio, a set of graphical database
management, reporting and monitoring tools for MySQL database systems.
The new release offers high availability, business intelligence, backup
features, as well as numerous performance and manageability
PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd., Hong Kong, www.prect.com
Mobility Connectors, from Xora
Inc., allow database administrators who manage Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase,
Informix or any Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-compliant database, to monitor
and control database activity from any wireless device. The Mobility Connectors
also enable remote access through automated speech recognition and standard Web
With Mobility Connectors, database professionals can use devices such as the
Palm, iPAQ, Java phones and two-way pagers to work offline and synchronize the
information to the back-end database; can set up personalized alerts to send
notifications when certain key events occur in the database; and can wireless-,
Web- and voice-enable existing DBA SQL scripts.
Xora Inc., Mountain View,
Servertec Persistent Object Store Version
Servertec has announced a new release of Servertec Persistent
Object Store (POS), a high-performance, cross-platform, object-oriented database
engine written entirely in Java.
Version 1.2.0 features Object Store and Index Recovery Utilities, as well as
the use of Virtual File Handles. Virtual File Handles allow Servertec POS to
open a larger number of files than the native operating allows by mapping a pool
of virtual file handles to a limited number of real file handles. Also included
are new API calls, enhancements to Check Object Store and Check Index Utilities,
bug fixes and updates to documentation.
POS can be used on any platform that supports Java V1.1.x or later. Servertec
POS 1.2.0 is licensed on a per-user basis for $50.
Enterprise Information Integration (EII) package
Enterprise Information Integration (EII) package enables users to access,
aggregate and analyze data from a variety of sources -- including existing data
warehouses, data marts, spreadsheets and external data -- without changing the
existing data infrastructure. It is available from Sagent.
The EII solution is based on Sagent's Data Flow technology. Within the EII
solution, data accessed from multiple sources flows in memory through analytic
components, transforming the information at each step in the process and
eliminating the need for storage of intermediate results in a database. Data
from unrelated applications and databases can be combined. Results from any
analysis are delivered directly to desktop applications such as spreadsheets and
Sagent, Mountain View, Calif., www.sagent.com
LiveArchive for PeopleSoft
OuterBay is now shipping
LiveArchive for PeopleSoft, a live, online data archive that seamlessly
integrates with PeopleSoft applications to improve enterprise application
performance related to business issues such as inventory and order
The product is said to improve PeopleSoft application performance and ease
data management challenges by identifying and relocating inactive data from the
production database to a live, online archive. At the same time, users have
transparent, real-time access to the archived data. OuterBay LiveArchive
supports PeopleSoft Supply Chain, Financial, Human Resources and CRM
applications. The software can also use PeopleSoft Process Scheduler to schedule
and run archive processes and access archived data through standard PeopleSoft
Panels and reports.
OuterBay, Campbell, Calif., www.outerbay.com
Inforonics has unveiled Paragon4, a suite of
offerings built to maintain, enhance and support custom applications.
The product explores a systematic inventory of the app's characteristics,
current maintenance costs and structure, users, data and business processes
using technical forensics. Inforonics then applies a systematic process of
'Review, Recommend, Refactor and Release' that is said to lower maintenance
costs and create a more stable, portable and scalable platform.
The Paragon4 services are available individually or as part of a complete
application management solution. They are delivered to organizations with a
specific service-level agreement and for a fixed monthly fee.
Inc., Littleton, Mass., www.inforonics.com
AlohaBob PC Relocator
Eisenworld Inc. has announced
three new versions of AlohaBob PC Relocator, a PC migration software
The AlohaBob PC Relocator allows users to migrate applications, files and
settings from an old computer to a new one. It is priced at $29.95.
AlohaBob PC Relocator Ultra Control allows users to selectively migrate every
aspect of a PC's personality, including all programs,
desktop/Internet/application settings and data files at higher speeds and with
premium features such as disaster recovery. It is priced at $69.95.
AlohaBob PC Relocator Enterprise can transfer computer personalities between
systems on an ongoing basis, and includes a central management console for
remote control over the process. A five-seat license is
Eisenworld Inc., Sunrise, Fla., www.eisenworld.com