The Kermit Project at Columbia University has released Kermit 95 2.0,
a secure, scriptable, customizable terminal emulation and file transfer
program for Windows. It comes with 40 different terminal emulations including
VT320, Linux console, ANSI, SCOANSI, HP, IBM, Wyse, and TVI; with colors,
key mapping, 2 million line scrollback, URL hot spots, and character set
conversion including Unicode. It also includes Kermit, FTP, and XYZMODEM
file transfer, and numeric and alphanumeric paging. Any complex or routine
communications or data transfer task can be automated though its built-in
script programming language.
The Kermit Project
612 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10025-7799
eXcelon has released Stylus Studio 4.0, a development environment for
creating, validating, and debugging XSL stylesheets and XML-to-XML mappings.
It contains a visual schema diagram editor that eases the creation and
modification of XML Schema. It provides synchronized views of source XML
Schema--a tree view and the XML Schema diagram--that enable you to work
with XML Schema at multiple levels. In addition, Stylus Studio 4.0 supports
Xalan-J based debugging; and is the only XML/XSLT IDE with back mapping,
which associates a defect with the related piece of XSLT source code to
automate the process of debugging XSLT applications. Also from eXcelon
is the Verity Search add-on for its native XML DBMS, the extensible Information
Server (XIS), which lets you integrate unstructured corporate information
with structured XML data that can then be leveraged and extended by applications
both inside the enterprise and beyond.
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Parasoft has announced WebKing 3.5, a comprehensive testing tool that
automates elements involved in developing, deploying, and maintaining
reliable, multitier web sites. The new version automatically analyzes
server log files, and then creates virtual users that mimic actual user
paths and traffic patterns; it also introduces features that automate
both SOAP testing and other test scenarios. Other new features include
a CodeWizard for WSDL tools that validates WSDL; a Java test tool that
allows testing of applets, .class files, .java files, and JSPs; and an
HTML cleanup tool that fixes overlapping tags, invalid attributes, and
problems with the overall document structure. WebKing 3.5 is available
for Windows NT/2000/XP, Linux, and Solaris.
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Cytron Research has released Visual VCL Pack1 for Delphi and C++Builder.
It provides for over 30 VCL components and classes, 17 of which are design-time
controls. The pack includes two development kits, one for designing custom
combo boxes, the other for the creation of custom dictionaries and multilingual
spell checkers. The Combo box kit includes examples such as a Tree View
combo box as well as a calculator combo box. It also comes with utility
controls, including a binary streaming control, a stringlist streaming
control, and a file storage control. In addition, the utility controls
also include a 128-bit encryption control.
Cytron Research Ltd.
414a St. Vincent's Street
Charing Cross, Glasgow
G3 8RN Scotland
NTRU Neo for Java is a security system designed for all wireless Java
devices and applications. It is optimized for a complete range of devices,
and the toolkit includes the standard Neo for Java and JavaKE ("Kilobyte
Edition"), a smaller version designed for space-constrained environments.
NTRU Neo for Java delivers enhanced fraud protection, requires minimal
processing power, and provides APIs that make it easy for you to include
security in your wireless Java products. NTRU for Neo supports J2ME and
Java virtual machines.
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Burlington, MA 01803
Identify Software has released AppSight 4.0, a tool for pinpointing the
root cause of application failures, letting you capture, communicate,
and identify user-, system-, and code-level issues. With AppSight, you
can analyze IIS-based web applications, pinpoint application configuration
issues, and identify failures in distributed applications. New features
also include an improved management framework and rapid deployment for
Identify Software Ltd.
24 Hacharoshet Street
P.O. Box 47
Or-Yehuda 60200 Israel
Altia has released Altia Design 5.0, a simulation graphics tool that
helps you create custom and interactive virtual prototypes of products
in development. Version 5.0 enhancements include an object browser for
design navigation, support for transparent backgrounds within prototypes
(which allows other windows to show through an Altia design), GUI-style
prebuilt drag-and-drop components such as radio buttons, tabs, toggles,
momentary buttons and menus, and improved copy and paste capabilities.
Altia Design also assists in debugging, optimizing, and regression testing.
The software connects to all leading system simulation tools and programming
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Octane8 4.0 enables the creation, deployment, and management of individual
or multiple corporate web sites, intranets, extranets, or portals, along
with enterprise-level applications. New features include expanded workflow
tracking, in-line editing, and an enhanced security model and API. Other
changes include multiple levels of folders and files within scripts; expanded
check-in and check-out features; an enhanced table editor; a save-as feature
for templates, scripts, and application files; simultaneous upload for
multiple items and entire folders; enhanced user management; and page
publishing by date.
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Birmingham, AL 35233
PrismTech has announced the GA release of OpenFusion Total CORBA Solution
(TCS) 3.0. Included in this release are the latest versions of the Java
and C++ ORBs. PrismTech has also added new pieces of functionality to
OpenFusion TCS such as a new load balancing service that lets you improve
the performance, scalability, and dependability of large-scale CORBA applications;
a new security service; new messaging bridges allowing connection to other
third-party MOM; a new transactional OpenFusion JMS that allows OpenFusion
JMS clients to participate with other JTA managed resources within the
context of a distributed transaction; and enhancements to OpenFusion JMS
that enable connectivity to any third-party JMS implementation.
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Burlington, MA 01803
The J Consortium has announced that the JEFF standard (ISO/IEC 20970)
is publicly available in both electronic and hard-copy formats through
national standards bodies. The J Consortium-sponsored standard cuts the
requirements for embedded run-time memory and makes the storage of Java-language
programs twice as small as the usual class file format, without any compression.
Red Gate Software has released ANTS Enterprise Edition and ANTS 1.5,
new software for load, scalability, and stress testing of .NET web applications
and XML web services. ANTS Enterprise Edition is a large-scale application
designed to test applications for hundreds to hundreds of thousands of
users; and ANTS 1.5 is designed for web applications for fewer than 100
concurrent users. Both products support testing based on SOAP. ANTS 1.5
and Enterprise Editions provide the following new features: ability to
test for custom classes in web services, secure socket support for recording
and playing back scripts that access HTTP web sites, and support for HTTP
Red Gate Software
St. Andrews House
59 St. Andrews Street
Cambridge CB2 3DD
TrueSpectra has released TrueSpectra Image Server 4. This version enables
faster web application development and simplifies integration with products
and platforms including Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, and ColdFusion MX; and
Java applications and servers such as BEA WebLogic, IBM Websphere, Apache,
and Microsoft IIS web servers. TrueSpectra technology integrates into
existing web development infrastructure using a single URL query string
called the "Image URL." Version 4 is available for NT and UNIX,
and supports Solaris 7 and 8, and Windows 2000/XP/NT4.
1820 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94404
Streambox ACTION is a video compression application that provides compression
of video into QuickTime format. In addition to supporting all QuickTime
codecs, StreamBox ACTION supports AVI, DV, and QuickTime input files.
Also implemented in this release are file merging, efficient video compression,
deinterlacing, resizing, and a variety of filters. Streambox ACTION runs
on Windows 98/2000/XP, and on Macintosh OS 9/X.
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Seattle, WA 98121
Entegrity Solutions has released AssureAccess 2.0, access management
software that protects web- and Java/J2EE-based web sites, portals, and
web services. It is 100-percent pure Java based and is the first product
to implement the BEA Security Services Programming Interface (SSPI) introduced
with BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 (WLS). Other new features include: new intuitive
administrator interface, a universal Java plug-in, a servlet filter that
provides bolt-on security for J2EE applications, and a standards-compliant
implementation of the Security Assertion Mark-up Language (SAML) that
supports web services and vendor interoperability.
2077 Gateway Place, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95110
Amzi! Prolog + Logic Server lets you embed logic-bases of business, knowledge,
and grammar rules in any application, and query them as you would a database.
The 6.2 release adds support for web-based technologies such as XML, JSP,
Java Servlets, ASP, and .NET; and supports the latest versions of C++,
Java, Visual Basic, and Delphi. It also has Unicode and multibyte support,
so applications can be developed and deployed in any national language.
Version 6.2 is ISO-standard compliant including support for modules, and
comes with the choice of two types of indexing. Amzi! Prolog + Logic Server
6.2 is available for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.
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Lebanon, OH 45036
Applied Microsystems has released CodeTEST for Embedded Linux, a software
and test analysis tool suite. It is engineered to support all variations
of embedded Linux. You can now conduct accurate and comprehensive software
performance testing, memory testing, RTOS and source code level execution
trace, and code coverage on applications based on an embedded Linux platform.
CodeTEST Advanced Coverage Tool (ACT) is now also available to embedded
Applied Microsystems Corp.
5020 148th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
New from Axiomatic Design Software is the Acclaro Scheduler for Rational
Rose, which helps you manage the implementation of new features of changing
requirements into a software code base. Accessed from within Rational
Rose (the UML modeling tool from Rational) you can instantly analyze new
designs or changes to UML models to assess the required effort and assess
the implementation and test work plans. Acclaro Scheduler also identifies
circular dependencies to simplify scheduling for project managers.
Axiomatic Design Software Inc.
221 North Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Archaeopteryx Software has released Wing IDE for Python 1.1.5, a software
development environment that boosts programmer productivity and enhances
software maintainability. Some key features include: module and class-oriented
browsing and source structure analysis; a source-code editor including
syntax highlighting, autocompletion, source index menu, goto-definition,
structural folding, auto indentation, and conversion facilities; a graphical
debugger including an interactive shell to examine and modify data in
the program being debugged; and the ability to debug remote processes
including web CGIs and Zope web application server products. Wing IDE
runs on Windows 98/NT/2000/XP and Intel Linux (2.x kernel, libc6).
Archaeopteryx Software Inc.
P.O. Box 1937
Brookline, MA 02446-0016
GlowCode 4.0 is a diagnostic toolset for C++ and Windows programmers.
It attaches itself to any running program and isolates performance bottlenecks,
traces program execution, finds unexecuted code, and detects memory and
resource leaks. In Version 4.0, you have access to heap allocation/free
counts at each node in the execution call tree. Also, GlowCode 4.0 provides
new profile, report, and trace details windows that list all callers and
callees of a function, along with count and time metrics. In addition,
GlowCode is a template that makes it easy to select the functions to hook.
Using the * and ? wild characters, you can specify which functions to
include or exclude based on a function's module, file, and function name.
Electronic Software Inc.
Pacific Software Publishing has released PS.NewsMail III security update,
build E. PS.NewsMail III is an application for Windows NT/2000 IIS servers
that enables e-mail broadcasting to multiple e-mail accounts. It is operated
through a web browser. The security update improves the following: encryption
of mailing lists, e-mail addresses, and user information; possible workgroup
number is expanded from 100 to 999; faster login speed; SSL support; and
the ability to send e-mail in HTML or plain text format.
Pacific Software Publishing
13427 NE 20th Street, Suite 120
Bellevue, WA 98005-2044
Crossware has released a starter kit for the Atmel range of flash microcontrollers,
which includes an evaluation board fitted with an Atmel T89C51RD2 microcontroller,
a header cable that allows it to function as an in-circuit debugger, and
a 4-KB version of Crossware's 8051 Development Suite. A serial cable and
mains power supply are also included. Working within Crossware's integrated
environment, you can build, simulate, and debug embedded C and assembler
programs quickly and intuitively.
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