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By: Karen Blenker
Abstract: Daily news summary for 11 November 1999. By Karen Blenkner.
An enhanced visual development tool for software deployment and installation via
disk, CD-ROM, LAN, or the Internet has been introduced by Indigo
Rose Corp. The company's new Setup
Factory 5.0 gives developers a tool for creating flexible installation
systems without learning a proprietary scripting language.
Indigo Rose claims Setup Factory 5.0 combines the ease-of-use of a RAD
environment with substantial low-level power. The setup builder handles
conditional logic, Registry editing, shell operations, international languages,
serial numbers, and more. Wizards are available to developers building
installation routines and to users and customers during installation.
Setup Factory 5.0 creates single-file setup programs that run on Windows 95,
Windows 98, and Windows NT.
Setup Factory 5.0 retails for US$295. A free demo
Inovie Software Inc. has introduced TeamCenter
3.0, an enterprise team portal for Internet-based work teams. An ETP, Inovie
explains, is a Web site that allows corporate team members to communicate and
coordinate their efforts. TeamCenter 3.0 provides an
infrastructure that lets team members check the status of their
endeavors -- improving collaborative efforts on the design, development, and
delivery of e-business solutions.
TeamCenter 3.0 runs on Unix, Linux, Solaris, Windows NT,
and Mac OS. Its Java-certified open architecture supports a wide variety of SQL-compliant databases.
Says Inovie CEO Robert Pryor: "The Internet allows corporations to
build work teams from the most qualified resources across the globe. Companies
today expect people to use the Internet to work together, rather than spending
precious time in marathon program review meetings."
The TeamCenter Workgroup Edition supports 10 users and pricing starts at
US$4,995. The Enterprise Edition starts at US$35,000 and can be configured for
hundreds of users. TeamCenter 3.0 is expected to be available this month.
Designed specifically for Linux, Central Command Inc.'s AntiViral
ToolKit Pro offers an on-demand virus scanner, a real-time virus monitor, and
a virus-scanning daemon with an open API. In addition to protecting current
environments from virus infections, APV for Linux also scans e-mail
databases, encoded messages, and compressed archives. It seeks out
malicious programs in files, disk sectors, and memory, Central Command says, instantly immobilizing the virus or
Single-user licenses are available in a variety of bundled
options, ranging from US$19.95 to US$99.95. Business and Educational
packages are also available. Trial
versions of AntiViral ToolKit Pro are available for a limited time.
Documentation is the bane of the coding life. It's tedious to create,
prone to becoming out-of-date, and often inconvenient to access. Premia
Corp., the publisher of the award-winning CodeWright source code editor, has developed a tool to ease documentation problems.
is a Web-oriented solution that creates an Internet or intranet site where documentation can
be displayed. In addition, DocWright parses C and C++ source files to
generate at least part of the documentation itself. The tool can analyze class
relationships, build hierarchy charts, and identify dependencies. CodeWright can
be linked to an editor, and an Edit Source button will load selected code into
the developer's editor.
DocWright will go on sale on 16 Nov. for US$299.
With today's shortened development schedules, changes in requirements and design
specs have become increasingly hard to manage. To help resolve
this problem, Rational
Software Corp. has added a unified change management feature to its Rational
Suite and Rational ClearCase products.
According to Rational, UCM "tightens integration" between the two
products "to simplify the process of change." Integration has been a
priority for Rational since the company acquired a full toolbox of life-cycle
tools in a buying spree several years ago.
Rational asserts that not only will UCM improve communication between Rational Suite
and ClearCase, but it will also specifically assist organizations developing
Internet applications by providing improved communication among members
of a distributed, cross-platform e-development team.
The suite's TestStudio and PerformanceStudio have been enhanced for
testing Internet applications, and TestStudio has new support for testing Java
programs. ClearCase has been enhanced to support XML and HTML, and it can
interface with Microsoft's FrontPage and IBM's Websphere.
Rational Suite 1.5 and ClearCase 4.0 will be available by the end of the
Bundled together, they'll sell for US$5,495.
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