SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, April 20 — Borland Corporation announced a new release of their JBuilder integrated Java development environment. The new version supports for the latest of Sun’s Java offerings (such as Java Foundation Classes/ Swing, Java Development Kit 1.1.6, and Enterprise JavaBeans). The new features are common to all versions of JBuilder (Standard, Professional, and Client/Server). In addition, the client-server version includes direct drivers for all of the major database servers and a new Deployment Server for Java, an application server that provides a means of multi-tier distribution for Java applications. This new release is expected to ship in May.
CUPERTINO, CA, April 27 — Rational Software Corporation today announced it has shipped ClearQuest, a customizable change request management (CRM) system for Windows 95, Windows NT and Web environments. ClearQuest enables users to submit, track and manage change requests such as defects, enhancement requests and document modifications, throughout the software development lifecycle. ClearQuest consists of four modules — a Client, Designer, Database, and Web module for tracking change requests. The Client module is a desktop tool that enables end-users to submit bugs and run customized queries and reports.The Designer module is an administrator’s tool for customizing processes and defining state-transition models, menus, forms and reports. The Database module stores requests in either Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server. And the Web module facilitates access from any Web client regardless of platform.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 — Aonix, Inc. announced the release of the TeleUSE Quickport solution for deploying and supporting GUI-oriented applications on Windows NT/95 and UNIX platforms. The TeleUSE QuickPort solution includes the TeleUSE User Interface Management System for UNIX and TeleUSE/Win for Windows NT and Windows 95. TeleUSE Quickport supports developing, porting, and maintaining applications for both Windows and UNIX from a single source base. TeleUSE Quickport provides a powerful UNIX-like development environment that includes GUI, event-messaging, and application components. Aonix is also making KL Group’s XRT Professional Developers Suite (PDS) available for cross-platform development with TeleUSE/Win.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 — Borland Corporation, best known for its development tools dating back to Turbo Pascal, has changed its corporate strategy to focus on corporate sales, along with products and services that can help its customers develop multi-tier distributed applications. Borland management described the transition of their customer base, along with their success in making large corporate sales and their recent acquisition of Visigenic Corporation, as helping them change their focus. (Also, the tools business is highly competitive – for example, Borland’s JBuilder Java products face strong competition from Sybase’s PowerJ, Microsoft’s Visual J++, Symantec’s Visual Café, and others.) Borland now views itself as a completely different company than it was a year ago and has accordingly decided to change its name to Inprise Corporation, pending the [certain] approval of its shareholders on June 5. Even today, though, the old Borland web site at www.borland.com is gone, replaced by an Inprise site.