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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - November 5, 2002 - Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) today announced the debut of Borland* JBuilder. 8 and Borland* Optimizeit* Suite 5 for enterprises to advance their development productivity for JavaTM. Offering tightly integrated products that address various stages of the application development lifecycle, Borland solutions for Java help enterprises accelerate software development, lower costs, and provide a better return on investment.

The number one development solution for Java, JBuilder 8 is tightly integrated with Optimizeit, widely recognized as one of the best performance assurance solutions for Java, and delivers on the Borland strategy to provide development-centric technologies that are fast, flexible, and platform independent.

"JBuilder is the most widely used Java development environment. It is designed for ease of use, supports every major operating system and is integrated with the latest versions of all industry-leading J2EETM application servers," said Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Java solutions at Borland. "JBuilder 8 and Optimizeit Suite 5 offer both developers and enterprises an award-winning development solution that enables them to leverage legacy investments and shorten time-to-market."

The leader in Java application development, Borland has more than 500,000 customers and addresses a market estimated to reach $395 million by 2004, according to IDC. Industry leaders, customers and analysts point to the Borland commitment to open standards, interoperability, and ease of use as key to its leadership in Java solutions.

"Developing software that makes flexible use of existing systems and assets is a high priority for enterprises and for IT executives," said Dirk Coburn, IDC's director of Java and XML. "Borland's platform-independent development products connect a substantial community of skilled software developers with the needs and the benefits of enterprise-level automation."

New Features Raise Bar on Development Productivity

JBuilder® 8
  • Enterprise level enhancements include support for a simplified web development framework, Jakarta Struts, that allow rapid development of web applications, and Enterprise Java BeansTM (EJBTM) unit testing that supports the rapid cycles necessary for agile development.
  • Developer productivity advancements are designed to make development tasks such as code management and debugging faster and easier. Examples include tighter integration with Borland TeamSourceTM and Rational® ClearCase,® Concurrent Version System (CVS), as well as the ability to debug non Java code such as OracleJSPTM and to modify Java classes on the fly while debugging.
  • Support for new standards, including J2SE* v1.4, JSPs, servlets, Web Services and XML ensures interoperability for all major platforms, continuing the Borland commitment to provide customers with best-in-class technologies that meet their requirements.
  • Enhanced import capabilities allow projects originally built using other development environments to leverage the benefits of JBuilder. This provides customers with the ability to leverage modern development environments and previous investments in software projects.

For more information, visit http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/index.html.

Optimizeit Suite 5
  • Introduces the Automatic Memory Leak Detector, a breakthrough that allows developers of all levels to quickly track down the most elusive performance problems.
  • Provides support for the latest application servers and now IBM® AIX,® HP®-UX,® making the benefits of Optimizeit available to even wider enterprise audiences.
For more information, visit http://www.borland.com/optimizeit/index.html.

About Borland Solutions for Java(TM)

In addition to existing support for industry standard Web services standards, Borland solutions for Java, featuring Borland® Enterprise Studio and Borland® Enterprise Server, also feature the following integrated products and services:

  • JBuilder, the most comprehensive, award-winning visual development environment for building industrial-strength enterprise Java applications;
  • Optimizeit Suite, a complete performance management solution for robust application development that integrates with leading development and deployment environments; Optimizeit Suite recently extended platform support to include IBM AIX and HP-UX;
  • JDataStore(TM), the Borland all-Java database, helps development managers speed development and control deployment costs. JDataStore is tightly integrated with JBuilder for efficient application development and its small footprint and nearly zero maintenance help ensure rapid, low cost application deployment;
  • TeamSource(TM) DSP (Development Services Platform), a secure enterprise quality service that delivers easy-to-use collaborative software development platform for global teams distributed across job functions, geographical locations and firewall boundaries; and
  • Borland Professional Services, which assists in reducing development time and cost with targeted instructor-led training classes and the new Borland J2EE Tips & Tricks e-Learning CD.
About Borland

Borland Software Corporation is a leading provider of technology used to develop, deploy, integrate, and manage software applications. Delivering best-in-class technology solutions dedicated to interoperability, Borland allows enterprises of all sizes to move into Web-based computing while leveraging legacy systems. From the Fortune 1000 to the Borland Developer Network comprised of millions of developers around the world, Borland provides customers the freedom to develop applications, deploy them anywhere, and integrate and manage them across the enterprise. Borland solutions enable organizations to increase productivity and deliver higher performance projects faster and on budget, while lowering total cost of ownership.

Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at www.borland.com, and the Borland Developer Network at http://bdn.borland.com, or call Borland at (800) 632-2864.

All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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This article was originally published on November 5, 2002

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