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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

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,
director of Java and XML. “Borland’s platform-independent development
products connect a substantial community of skilled software developers with
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.

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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.

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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

  • 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

Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California with
operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at, and
the Borland Developer Network at, 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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