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Dr. Dobb's Software Tools Newsletter - 9/12/02

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
Columbia University
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.
25 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803

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.
2031 South Myrtle Avenue
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
United Kingdom

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.
5 Burlington Woods
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 superior ROI.
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 languages.
Altia Inc.
5030 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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.
Octigon LLC.
3027 6th Avenue South
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.
PrismTech Corp.
6 Lincoln Knoll Lane, Suite 100
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.
J Consortium

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 1.1.

Red Gate Software
St. Andrews House
59 St. Andrews Street
Cambridge CB2 3DD
United Kingdom

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.
Streambox Inc.
2318 Second Avenue, Suite 2000
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.
Entegrity Solutions
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.
Amzi! Inc.
5861 Greentree Road
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 Linux developers.
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.
[email protected]

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.
Old Post House, Silver Street
Litlington, Royston, Herts
SG8 0QE, United Kingdom

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