VersionOne has released V1:Enterprise, a platform for
planning, managing and tracking agile software development projects.
The product, which is said to be scalable and Web-based, is aimed at
simplifying the process of planning and managing rapidly changing agile software
development projects -- such as projects using Extreme Programming,
Feature-Driven Development, Lean Development, Scrum or Crystal -- which,
according to the company, focus on adaptability, customer feedback and frequent
delivery cycles to minimize risk and provide value to the business more quickly.
Product features include release planning, iteration planning and tracking,
requirements management, task management and project reporting. Users are said
to be able to tailor V1:Enterprise to align with specific project standards,
terminology and requirements.
V1:Enterprise is also said to help project managers, product managers,
product marketing, developers, testers, writers and software executives to
improve project collaboration, visibility and adaptability. It can be deployed
to a single team, across a distributed organization or provide real-time
visibility into outsourced projects.
VersionOne LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., www.versionone.net
LTrix Engineering has announced Version 1.7 of lice, a remote
source-level debugger for developing device drivers, porting Linux to embedded
systems and customizing the kernel. The product's user interface is said to save
time in identifying and fixing errors.
New product features include C and assembly step over ''call'' instruction; an
improved ''disassembly window''; disabling of breakpoints; Red Hat 8.0
compatibility; auto-detection of user/kernel memory boundary; and the ability to
''break'' the target after the product loads. Version 1.7 is said to be minimally
intrusive to the running kernel; allow developers to break a running kernel at
any time, preserving registers and memory; break on any module's entry point;
set breakpoints anywhere in the kernel or in a module; set source line or
assembly instruction-based breakpoints; and disable breakpoints. Lice also
allows developers to watch parameters and local variables pop in and out of
scope, and automatically refreshes registers and memory on break and stepping.
The product also examines memory and registers, and lets developers disassemble
memory. Easy-to-read source code syntax coloring is included, and breakpoints
and the IP line are said to be indicated clearly.
Lice Version 1.7 is priced at $2,000 per seat license; $500 for updates and
support. Price incentives are available for multiple seats. A 30-day trial
version is also available. Contact the company for more information.
Engineering, Custer, Wash., www.ltrix.com
BEA WebLogic Express
& BEA WebLogic Server, Workgroup Ed.
announced two additions to its Java application server line, BEA WebLogic
Express and BEA WebLogic Server, Workgroup Edition.
The products are specifically designed for departmental-level budget and
application needs. BEA WebLogic Express is used to build and run Java Server
Pages (JSP) and Java servlets and is targeted at Web applications, such as
corporate Web sites. BEA WebLogic Server, Workgroup Edition gives departments of
up to 20 end users the same set of features found in BEA's flagship Java
application server, including EJB support. Both products use the same code
BEA WebLogic Express comes with the option of either BEA Production Support
or BEA dev2dev Support, a support program with an e-mail interface to customer
service representatives. BEA WebLogic Express is priced at $694 per CPU. BEA
WebLogic Server, Workgroup Edition, with support, costs $4,000 per CPU.
Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., www.bea.com
Precise i3 Version
Precise Software Solutions has shipped Precise
i3 Version 6.0. The product combines Precise's data collection technology
with its TotalCorrelation and SmarTune technologies to resolve app performance
slowdowns before they damage performance.
TotalCorrelation has the ability to trace a business transaction across all
tiers of an app and correlate the symptom of an app slowdown to its definitive
root cause. SmarTune then provides automatic interpretation of the problem and
expert tuning advice.
New product features include seamless integration between solution
components; in-context navigation from tier to tier; and application-specific
enhancements enabling faster deployment in ERP, CRM, Java and other business app
Precise Software Solutions, Westwood, Mass., www.precise.com
Abend-AID Fault Manager
Compuware Corp. has enhanced its Abend-AID
Fault Manager 3.0 product. The additions are said to help managers proactively
manage fault events by detecting and collecting faults in the Sun Solaris Unix
server environment, in addition to OS/390 and Windows NT server fault
The product helps IT management to spot and eliminate recurring abends. In
addition, Version 3.0 allows reports and graphs to be scheduled and sent in
e-mail form. Users can also access archived fault information for trend
analysis. Fault Manager is said to extend the value of Abend-AID products by
providing the ability to view the Abend-AID diagnostics section from Fault
Manager. This aids in the resolution of problems, reducing downtime and ensuring
Compuware Corp., Farmington Hills, Mich., www.compuware.com
The Path Application Manager (P.A.M.), from
Path Communications Inc., is a software-based, application behavior management
(ABM) platform that lets enterprises discover and proactively deal with problems
before they lead to expensive failures.
P.A.M. monitors and measures the performance and availability of custom apps
to reduce the severity and frequency of application problems. It automates
information gathering and has a learning capability that is said to provide
automatic problem detection and notification without manual configuration.
P.A.M. is said to anticipate app failures by detecting deviations from normal
behavior patterns and reporting problem sources in a way that makes intuitive
sense to users.
P.A.M. is $5,000 per CPU, with a minimum 10-user license.
Communications, Marina Del Rey, Calif., www.contactpath.com
TestWeb Version 1.3
Original Software Group has shipped Version 1.3 of its TestWeb Web testing
The latest version of TestWeb enables
Web application testing to be driven by events rather than just by navigation.
Event processing allows for more complex functions such as Java events, pop-up
windows and multiple, interacting Web browser sessions to be captured and
analyzed accurately. In the event-driven model, each individual page event is
captured as it occurs and is replayed in sequence. Users can also choose whether
their Web app testing is driven by page navigations or by individual page
The Original Software Group, Chicago, Ill., www.origsoft.com
Seer-SEM Client for
Galorath Inc. has introduced
Seer-SEM Client for Microsoft Project, a tool that is said to enable software
project teams to develop well-structured, realistic plans to achieve schedules
and cost goals.
As an everyday tool, Seer-SEM Client for Microsoft Project can be used to
initiate project plans based on very little initial information, and can then
update and fine-tune as more information is given. When invoked, an intuitive
interface guides the user in describing the project and then lays out a plan in
Microsoft Project with tasks and resource assignments. New projects are compared
to a shared database of completed projects, thereby calibrating the Seer-SEM
In addition, resource schematics, life cycles and key planning factors are
shared, allowing team members to utilize a unified project planning
Galorath Inc., El Segundo, Calif., www.galorath.com
WebApp.secure SE is a downloadable application
firewall that protects Web sites against application-level attacks. It is
available from webSecurity Inc.
The software is said to proactively prevent breaches by enforcing a site's
Intended-Use Guidelines (IUG). Instead of identifying malicious activities based
on known attack signatures, web- App.secure SE uses advanced web/insite
technology to build a set of allowable actions from the site's own Web pages,
giving it the ability to protect against known and unknown
webSecurity Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., http://www.webscurity.com/se.htm
Inc. has released Powertrak V6.0, a CRM offering that features comprehensive
native support for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Web technologies and Microsoft
The product includes vertical solutions to
meet specific needs of the wealth management, non-profit management and
high-tech manufacturing industries. Users can access one vertical solution as
well as various add-on modules for advanced marketing, multi-channel sales,
technical case management, e-commerce, partner portals, call center and native
The product provides integration into Microsoft Business Solutions
accounting, as well as numerous legacy and back-office systems. Other key
highlights include Office XP style interfaces and navigation, the ability to
view and manage complex personal and business relationships, the availability of
hosted solutions for all functions, and support for .NET and ASPx.
Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., www.axonom.com
WestGlobal has released mScape for CORBA, a product
that provides business-level management for organizations running CORBA
The product provides users with an intuitive visual interface that
demonstrates the activity across the CORBA system from a business perspective.
It shows what components are requesting what functionality from which other
components as part of a given business process.
WestGlobal, Dublin, Ireland,
iCode Tools has released iCodeRepository v.
3.0, a programmers utility that allows users to improve productivity by avoiding
repetitive programming and collecting reusable source code.
With the product, users can pick their favorite source code snippets during
their daily programming or search for tips and articles on the Internet and then
organize them with iCodeRepository. The latest version includes a new Keyboard
Viewer, an improved XP-style interface and the ability to add icrEdit to the
context menu, allowing users to open files by right-clicking on them.
iCodeRepository v. 3.0 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/ 2000/XP, and is
priced at $35 for a single-user license.
iCode Tools, www.icoderepository.com
RootCause Version 2.0
OC Systems has shipped Version 2.0 of its
RootCause application problem management tool.
RootCause is said to act like a flight recorder for software applications,
collecting information about the program's execution as it runs. When a problem
occurs, developers can step through the execution and perform root cause
analysis without having to reproduce the problem. No changes are made to any
application files and no source code is required.
RootCause Version 2.0 is shipping for both C/C++ and Java for Solaris and
Windows NT/2000/ XP environments. Pricing starts at $2,995 for a single seat;
enterprise solutions that include a customized package of software and services
start at $30,000.
OC Systems Inc, Fairfax, Va., www.ocsystems.com
Runtime Revolution has shipped Revolution 2.0, a fully
featured, multiplatform development tool.
The product's interface builder, English-like programming language, built-in
Internet and multimedia features combine to make it easier for users to write
software. The latest release offers a new Jaguar-friendly user interface, a
transcript Cookbook explaining a range of useful routines, Unicode text entry
and text manipulation, spreadsheet/table text fields, a new XML library for
creating and parsing XML documents, new SOAP support and a new report printing
Runtime Revolution, Edinburgh, Scotland, www.runrev.com
C++ Version 2.2
Recursion Software has announced C++
Version 2.2. The latest version of the product allows developers
to upgrade to a full set of features supporting the development of multithreaded
New features include search algorithm improvement, support for new platforms
and compilers, macros related to DLLs, template-version standard iostreams,
changes to os_ip_addresses and changes to os_vent-semaphore.
C++ Version 2.2 is priced at $400.
Inc., Dallas, Texas, www.recursionsw.com
Servertec Internet Server
Servertec Internet Server -- a small, fast
and scalable platform-independent application/Web server written entirely in
Java -- is now available from Servertec.
The product is platform independent, supports open standards and is built
around a high-performance, multithreaded Web engine that supports HTTP 1.1. Java
Servlet API Version 2.2 is supported, and the product provides a robust
environment for serving Web pages and for running server-side Internet
applications. Version 1.11.0 features support for multilingual content
negotiation, internationalization and localization, as well as support for
Solaris Sparc and Intel platforms. The release also includes changes to improve
security and performance, and to reduce code; changes to better support WAP and
SOAP applications; numerous changes detailed in the Change Log to improve the
server and Administrator; and bug fixes and updates to documentation and the
Servertec Internet Server is licensed on a per-server basis for $100 for the
Professional Edition and $250 for the Enterprise Edition.
Zero G Software has shipped InstallAnywhere 5. The
product's intuitive architecture is said to bring intelligence to the process of
installing any kind of software onto any client or server platform, and to then
configure those apps for optimal performance.
The latest version includes enhanced XML support, suite installation
capabilities, Merge module support, new team development features, Web
services-based app deployment tools, drag-and-drop functionality and Apache Ant
InstallAnywhere 5 Enterprise Edition is priced at $2,995; InstallAnywhere Mac
OS X Edition is available for $1,995; Install- Anywhere 5 Standard Edition is
$995, while InstallAnywhere 5 Now! may be downloaded free from the company's Web
Zero G Software Inc., San Francisco, Calif., www.zerog.com
Tools for Windows v8
Tools for Windows v8, from Metrowerks, is a tool suite that provides -- in a
single integrated development environment (IDE) -- the functionality programmers
need to get their C/C++ and Java applications to market.
The product includes a project manager, customizable text editor, an
interactive debugger, and an ANSI/ISO/C/C++ compiler that helps to produce
compact and efficient code for smaller and faster applications. In addition, the
CodeWarrior IDE is extensible and customizable, with an open API that enables
developers to plug in their favorite third-party tools. A multimedia tutorial
that provides developers with instructions on how to use the CodeWarrior IDE is
CodeWarrior Development Tools for Windows v8 has a suggested retail price of
$599 per license. A combined package for Windows and Mac OS development is
priced at $799.
Metrowerks, Austin, Texas, www.metrowerks.com
Red Gate Software has released SQL Compare 2.0.1, an
improved version of the firm's software tool for comparing and synchronizing SQL
7 and SQL 2000 database structure and contents.
SQL Compare is said to replace the complex scripting, comparison and
synchronization process with an easier and more reliable method. The software is
run after all the databases' changes are made and graphically displays the
differences between the development and production databases. It then
automatically creates a script to migrate from one to the other. The product
compares and synchronizes all elements of the database, including tables, views,
stored procedures, permissions, user-defined functions, triggers, roles, rules,
defaults and user-defined types.
SQL Compare 2.0.1 is priced at $195 as a standalone product. It is also
available as part of a $290 bundled package that includes SQL Data Compare --
which compares and synchronizes the contents of Microsoft SQL Server databases
-- and COMpare -- which compares type library information in ActiveX
Red Gate Software, Cambridge, England, www.red-gate.com
SmartViewer Web Server 3.0.1
SmartViewer Web Server 3.0.1, which
enables organizations to deliver interactive SPSS analytical reports to key
audiences through a Web browser, is now available in French, Italian, German,
Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean with English as the default language. It
is available from SPSS Inc.
In addition to SPSS analytical reports, SmartViewer Web Server can deliver
reports generated from Microsoft Excel, Word and other report software. Rather
than work with static reports, report viewers can use Inc.'s pivoting technology
built into SmartViewer to rearrange rows, columns and layers. The pivoting
technology also enables viewers to drill down to the daily view in any month,
quarter or week as appropriate, including projected future values, or select
multiple items in a graph to see a total of selected items.
Chicago, Ill., www.spss.com