Extended Systems has shipped its Advantage Database Server TDataSet Descendant client
for Kylix (Delphi for Linux). Kylix support lets Delphi developers port existing
Advantage TDataSet Descendant applications to the Linux operating system without
rewriting any of their database access code. The new Advantage Kylix components will
provide database access without the use of Borland's dbExpress, just as the Advantage
Windows components currently provide database access without the use of the Borland
Database Engine (BDE).
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Query Studio Developer, from Austin Sierra Technologies, integrates into the
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET IDE and provides a pathway to deliver data to
applications without a single line of code-enabling the build and management of
multistep queries visually. Query Studio has a QBE-type interface, can preserve
existing code, and exposes SQL script to ensure any problem can be solved.
Additionally, you can develop and deliver data in a variety of applications. Query
Studio supports most ANSI-compliant SQL databases including Microsoft Access,
Advantage, Apollo, Btrieve, DB2, Informix, InterBase, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL,
Oracle, and Sybase.
Austin Sierra Technologies Inc
16541 Redmond Way, #360
Redmond, WA 98052
Infravio has announced the availability of Infravio Web Services Management Systems
(WSMS) 2.0, a platform for the development, management, and execution of web
services. The Infravio WSMS leverages existing assets including Java technology
application code, Enterprise JavaBeans, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), and XML
Schemas; ensures scalability by providing a single point of control over all
applications and services in a web services environment; and establishes provider
interfaces to standards-based services for security, messaging, and core systems
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Empirix has released FirstACT 2.0, a web services testing tool that lets you create,
execute, and maintain performance tests for individual web services. Key features in
FirstACT 2.0 include a new diagnostics capability that lets testers analyze the
accuracy of the WSDL file to ensure that end users can acquire the right information
from the web service; improved, easy to use automatic test-case generation that
permits users to test web services without programming; and an enhanced user
interface that lets users implement the test solution with little or no training.
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Virtuoso 2.7, from OpenLink Software, is a cross-platform, multipurpose,
multiprotocol server for SQL, XML, and web services. This release enables the rapid
creation, integration, hosting, and deployment of Web Services that coexist with
existing IS infrastructures. Virtuoso enables the publishing of Persistent Stored
Modules--SQL Stored Procedures, Java Objects, and .NET Objects--as SOAP, WSDL, and
UDDI compliant Web Services. It also enables the creation of XML documents from SQL
databases on the fly, such that XML-based access to disparate data can be used as the
data foundation for current and next-generation Web Services. Virtuoso 2.7 is
available for Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X. It includes support for all ODBC
and JDBC accessible databases.
OpenLink Software Inc.
10 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 265
Burlington, MA 01803
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) has released SPECweb99_SSL, a
benchmark that adds Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol support to SPECweb99, the
worldwide standard for web server performance evaluation. SPECweb99_SSL is built on
the same text harness and uses the same workload and file sets as SPECweb00. It tests
secure web server performance using HTTP 1.0/1.1 over the SSL Protocol. It is an
extension of SPECweb99.
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.
6585 Merchant Place, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20187
Entrek Software has announced the availability of Entrek TOOLBOX Windows CE Edition
1.2. Included in the TOOLBOX are CodeSnitch, an application run-time error detection
tool that pinpoints errors in your application such as memory and resource leaks,
heap corruption, invalid parameters passed to APIs, and API failures; and Procman,
which allows you to browse, monitor, and modify objects on your system. With TOOLBOX,
you can browse the system hierarchy of processes, threads, windows, and modules;
monitor items such as process virtual memory, heap, and CPU usage, or a thread's CPU
usage; modify items such as a thread's priority or quantum, to help fine-tune an
application; and debug and fix GUI problems such as a window's style bits, Z-order,
and position. TOOLBOX supports Windows CE 2.11 and higher.
Entrek Software Inc.
2721 152nd Avenue North East
Redmond, WA 98052
Softwrap 4.0 is a virtual shrink-wrapping program that provides you with a secure
means of selling and distributing software digitally. The added functionalities in
Version 4.0 include full Xlok security integration and the facility to wrap from any
machine that is connected to the Internet using an ActiveX wrapper as opposed to the
application. Also new are user interface enhancements, as well as the facility for
Softwrap to change the wrapping conditions on the server side.
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Enumerate Solutions has released Numerator!Publish, a software package for posting
data on the web in an interactive format for analyzing data when making charts,
formatting spreadsheets, and adjusting data. Features include the ability to
automatically convert numerical data from Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL Server, and
delimited text files into enumerate's RDL format; four Java applets that let you post
data as an interactive chart, table, chart-table, or full-featured display with
enhanced analytical capabilities; and an Applet Tag Wizard that allows data providers
to choose colors, chart types, and other customized features for the applet displays.
Enumerate Solutions Inc.
7927 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 600 South
McLean, VA 22102-3317
FMS has released Total .NET XRef, which generates cross-reference Microsoft C# and
Visual Basic .NET code using an integrated Microsoft Visual Studio .NET parser.
Designed for Visual Studio .NET, it performs real-time impact analysis to identify
which objects a code change actually affects. Total .NET XRef runs directly in the
VS.NET IDE appearing as a tool window; instantly generates a list of every reference
to any name defined in code; displays every line of code containing the reference
along with its class name, member name, line, column, and type of reference; supports
C# and Visual Basic .NET code; and reference lists can be sent to an HTML page for
printing, saving, or e-mailing at any time.
8100 Boone Boulevard, Suite 310
Vienna, VA 22182-2642
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has announced the release of Version 2.2.1 of
the Python programming language and standard libraries. This release includes over
100 enhancements for users of Python 2.2. Some features include object orientation,
modular name spaces, exception, and multithreading; high-level dynamic data typing
and very late binding; and tight integration with C, C++, and Java modules. Python
runs on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, OS/2, WinCE, and many other operating
The Python Software Foundation
Waterloo Maple has released Maple 8, an environment for visualizing and
exploring mathematical concepts and developing mathematical applications.
Maple 8 features include: Maplets, a Java-based technology that allows
users to customize Maple 8's graphical user interface; a special package
for introductory calculus that includes a tutor that guides you through
differentiation, integration, and limit problems, and also provides one-step
commands that create visual aids designed for calculus lessons; new tools
that include numerical solutions to partial differential equations with
boundary conditions; and new worksheet user interface facilities. Waterloo
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Excelsior JET 2.5 is a Java Virtual Machine replacement that transforms
Java applications into conventional Windows executables (EXE and DLL files)
containing functionally equivalent optimized native Intel x86 code. New
in this release is the GUI-based control panel, which has a wizard-like
interface that guides you through the process of JET project creation
step by step. JET 2.5 is available for Windows 98/NT/2000/XP.
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openMosix is an open-source Linux kernel extension for single-system
image clustering and is scalable and adaptive. There is no need to program
applications specifically for openMosix. Since all extensions are inside
the kernel, every application automatically and transparently benefits
from the distributed computing concept. The cluster behaves as does an
SMP, but this solution scales to over a thousand nodes, which can themselves
Alphora has announced the availability of Dataphor, a next-generation
development toolset. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Dataphor delivers
an Automated Application Development (AAD) foundation that allows you
to focus on the creation of the core data model and underlying process
logic. The toolset consists of the Dataphor Data Access Engine (DAE),
a virtual RDBMS that employs relational technology to provide a foundation
for AAD; and the Dataphor Frontend, a collection of technologies focused
on automating user experiences.
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Lifix Systems has announced Lifix Go! 2.0, a set of software components
that provide mobility between all IP networks including 802.11a/b/g, Ethernet,
and cellular networks such as GPRS and CDMA 2000. Features of Lifix Go!
2.0 include: full support for the revised Mobile IP standard RFC3220;
Lifix Go! mobility server's support for Mobile IP standard's foreign and
home agent functionalities; Lifix Go! mobility server's support for Linux
operating systems; support for multiple network interfaces on all platforms;
RADIUS authentication, authorization, and accounting support in all the
software components; and Diameter authentication, authorization, and accounting
support in the mobile client. Lifix Go! 2.0 supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP.
Lifix Systems Oy
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BSQUARE has announced the SmartBuild Development Package for the Intel
XScale microarchitecture, a solution that includes the necessary system
software, applications software, and hardware reference platform to build
a handheld device based on Windows CE and the Intel XScale microarchitecture.
The SmartBuild Development Package includes a System Software Kit (SSK)
incorporating Windows CE, binary boot loader, OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL),
and device drivers; an SDK that includes a design tool for skinnable user
interfaces, feature-rich browser, JVM, Flash and PDF plug-ins, and e-mail
and instant messaging applications; and a remote management client.
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Groove Networks has released Groove 2.0, a decentralized collaboration
platform. Version 2.0 features enhancements 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. Groove Networks Inc.
100 Cummings Center, Suite 535Q
Beverly, MA 01915
Embedded Real-Time Toolkit (ERT Toolkit), from Empress Software, is
a development environment for embedded and real-time applications. It
is a C API that implements abstract data objects in the Empress RDBMS
such as Array, Circular Buffer, Queue, Stack, Table, and Variable, as
well as special attributes such as Record Number, Timestamp, Key, and
Serial Number. ERT Toolkit implements a C-callable API of over 200 functions
that work with the abstract data objects and the Empress database. It
also provides a layered environment, allowing for database deterministic
response within embedded and real-time applications. ERT Toolkit is distributed
in source form.
Empress Software Inc.
6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
McObject has released eXtremeDB 2.0, a small footprint, main-memory
database. Enhancements in 2.0 include object versioning, which allows
the database to keep a history of versions of an object; notifications,
which notify another application process when something of interest in
the database has changed; and new data types, such as autoid, which causes
eXtreme DB to automatically create a system-generated primary key for
a record when it is inserted in the database and 8-byte integers, which
support the use of eXtreme DB on 64-bit operating systems.
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Issaquah, WA 98027
Atesto Technologies has released Atesto Performance Suite (APS) Enterprise
Edition 3.0, bringing together the capabilities of Atesto's testing and
application performance management tools into a single, integrated, network-hosted
platform for advanced root cause analysis of performance problems. Solutions
included in APS 3.0 are the LoadModeler for distributed, real-world performance
testing; ResponseWatch for round the clock customer experience monitoring,
and ResourceWatch for constant server and network health monitoring. APS
3.0 allows the transfer of test scripts and resources among all its component
systems, and also includes a single, shared web portal for comprehensive
system, user, and usage administration. Atesto Technologies Inc.
39355 California Street, Suite 302
Fremont, CA 94538
IDBusiness Solutions (IDBS) has released ChemIQ, a chemical toolkit
for developing chemically-aware client software applications, and ChemXtra,
a new Oracle data cartridge for indexing and searching chemical structures
and reactions in Oracle. ChemIQ lets you create Windows and web-based
applications to manipulate, filter, and analyze structures and chemical
reactions. The object-oriented design of ChemIQ allows applications to
be developed in any COM-compliant environment such as VB, C++, or Delphi.
ChemXtra supports an extensive range of structural querying including
superstructure, substructure, exact match, and similarity searching with
stereo-selectivity. It also provides a programming interface that lets
users build straightforward SQL select statements to search for and retrieve
complex chemical information.
ID Business Solutions Ltd.
2 Occam Court
Surrey Research Park
GU2 7QB United Kingdom