By: Lisa A. Sandford
Abstract: Daily news summary for 23 September 1999. By Lisa Sandford.
If you missed the Inprise/Borland Conference in July and just happen to be in
the Dallas area this weekend, you can experience a small-scale version of BorCon
at the Delphi Developers of Dallas/Borland Conference on Saturday. The
conference will feature a number of key speakers from this year's annual BorCon
(held July 17-22 in Philadelphia), including Borland's Vice President of
Developer Relations, David Intersimone, and Senior Developer Relations Manager
3D/BC conference topics will center around use of Borland development tools
like Delphi, C++Builder, and JBuilder. The conference will be divided into a
Delphi Track, which will include sessions on debugging techniques, games
programming, and InternetExpress in Delphi; and a Mixed Track, with sessions on
developing database applications with JBuilder and applying VC++. Each track
will feature five technical sessions, including keynote presentations.
One of the highlights of the conference will be vendor Nevrona
Design's demonstration of several new or enhanced products in its line of
award-winning reporting technology. Nevrona will demo its new JBuilder/Java
interface, which will allow development of reports using the Rave visual report
designer for Java applications running on a Windows client. The vendor will also
demonstrate its web-based reporting tools for Delphi and C++Builder, which
provide scalable reporting for Internet applications of any size. Nevrona will
announce a new product, ND-Winshoes, an official support and documentation
source for the popular Open Source Winshoes Internet components. Finally, the
vendor will unveil a new release for its flexible reuse technology, now
named ND-Patterns. The technology allows for flexible reuse of components and
code and encapsulates many features of design patterns in a visual
Company President Jim Gunkel says that the release of these new or enhanced
products marks the beginning of a new era at Nevrona Designs. "It's showing
the new direction in which we're taking our products," says Gunkel.
"We've hired some new talent and we're aggressively expanding our product
lines with even more exciting things in the months to come."
Vista Software will also be
demonstrating its newest product, Apollo 5.0. The newest version of Apollo -- the
original replaceable database engine for Delphi and C++Builder -- was released on
Sept. 16. Its enhancements include database engine .DLLs that have been
recompiled under VC++ 6.0 and new properties and methods to simplify database
Another vendor attending the conference, Wordware
Publishing, will be previewing two soon-to-be-published books on Delphi.
Alan Moore's "The Tomes of Delphi: Win32 Multimedia API" and John
Ayres' "Delphi Graphics and Game Programming Exposed" will be released
in the first quarter of 2000. Ayres, the primary graphics programmer for
Beckett Interactive, will be one of the keynote speakers at 3D/BC.
Everyone who registers for the conference will receive the same free product
offerings and giveaways as were given out at BorCon this year, including a free
copy of Delphi Professional, JBuilder Professional , or C++Builder Professional.
150 people have signed up for the conference so far; 3D expects total attendance
of about 200. Nine vendors are scheduled to attend. To register, go to the 3D/BC
web site at http://www.3-d.org or contact Mike
Leftwich, president of the Dallas chapter of Delphi users, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JRPC just released the final beta version of WinLinux 2000 for evaluation and
testing. The first Linux for Windows, WinLinux 2000 is a fully Open Source
system that installs directly to your Windows PC like any other application. It
comes with a handful of applications, development tools, games, Internet
applications, and other features. Visit http://www.winlinux.net/
to download the final beta.
SuperNova this week announced the release of its new EAI tool, Component
Developer 7.0. The latest release features new and enhanced capabilities to
address the integration requirements of companies with SAP R/3, legacy
applications, and e-commerce applications. The tool is used for the rapid
development of integration components -- such as adapters and connecters --
which link a wide range of platforms, operating systems, databases, middleware,
and applications through the enterprise.
After an extensive beta-test period and significant user input, SuperNova
made several major enhancements to its latest release of Component
Developer. Included are an extended Java Infrastructure, a Wizard-based,
customizable adapter for SAP R/3, and an enhanced Microsoft (D)COM adapter.
"Component Developer 7.0 is all about our vision of Rapid Application
Integration," said Wilfred Harbers, SuperNova's Tools Product
Manager. "When it comes to scalability, interoperability, and
ease-of-use, our customers know they can depend on our leading-edge technology
and excellent support," he said.
Component Developer 7.0 has been generally available and shipping since late
August. New adapters for SSL, IBM MQSeries, and CICS will be available by
the end of this year. Visit www.EAIsolutions.com
for product order information.
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