Borland Expands E-Business Development Platform

New Borland(R) Enterprise Studio Java Edition Bundles JBuilder(TM) Enterprise

With Industry Leading Offerings From Rational Software and Macromedia

Feb 14, 2001, 00:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:   BORL), the leading provider of
 e-business implementation platforms, today announced the release of Borland(R)
 Enterprise Studio Java Edition.  Borland Enterprise Studio Java Edition
 (The Studio) accelerates time to market for Java multi-tier, Web and
 e-commerce applications by providing a complete design, development and
 process management solution.
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     The Studio includes industry leading application development lifecycle
 products from Rational Software Corporation(R) (Nasdaq:   RATL) and
 Macromedia (Nasdaq:   MACR).  This convergence of world-class technology enables
 customers to benefit from a comprehensive, integrated solution for creating
 enterprise class applications.  The Studio is the premier development
 environment for Borland's e-business implementation platform.
     "Corporations today need to make strategic decisions about which software
 vendor they want to align with," said Mark Driver, the research director,
 e-business technologies, Gartner Group.  "When making a purchasing decision,
 it is not about the tool, it is about finding partners who are driving
 standards and offering complete solutions."
     Borland Enterprise Studio Java Edition consists of the following leading
     -- Borland(R) JBuilder(TM), the number one rated and market leading Java
 development environment
     -- Borland(R) AppServer(TM), an industrial strength J2EE(TM) application
     -- Rational Rose(R) Modeler 2001, the world's leading visual modeling
     -- Rational Rose with JBuilder integration to enable round-trip
 engineering between Rational Rose models and the Java applications produced by
     -- Rational Unified Process(TM) to ensure best practices and methodology
 for software development
     -- Macromedia(R) Dreamweaver(R) UltraDev(TM) 4 for professional Web
 application development
     "Were are excited about contributing to Borland's integrated software
 implementation platform for Java," said Roger Oberg, vice president and
 general manager, Rose Visual Modeling Products for Rational.  "We know their
 customers will derive great value from the combination of market-leading
 products in Borland Enterprise Studio, and share their commitment to bringing
 enterprise Java development to a high level of productivity and performance
 going forward."
     "With this solution, Borland is delivering capabilities that offer
 businesses a valuable competitive edge," said Tom Hale, senior vice president
 of product marketing for Macromedia.  "Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4
 enables rapid visual development of Web applications, and its open
 architecture enables it to integrate seamlessly into any development
     "We chose to work with Rational because they are leaders in the Java
 market and provide the best Java modeling solution, Rational Rose, and
 Macromedia because they are the clear leader in Web page development,"
 explained Frank Slootman, vice president of software products for Borland.
 "The combination of Rational Rose, Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 and Borland JBuilder
 provides Java developers with a comprehensive application analysis, design,
 development and deployment environment, while the Rational Unified Process
 will provide Java developers with comprehensive software development
     About JBuilder(TM) 4 Enterprise
     JBuilder 4 Enterprise is Borland's rapid application development (RAD)
 tool for creating business, database and distributed applications based on the
 Java 2 platform.  The product supports development on the Linux(R),
 Windows(R), and Solaris(TM) platforms.  JBuilder 4 includes strong support for
 the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) so programmers can rapidly deliver
 reliable and scalable Enterprise Java applications.  JBuilder 4 provides
 wizards and visual tools for creating reusable JavaBeans(R) and Enterprise
 JavaBeans(TM) technology.  Also included with JBuilder is a Development
 License for VisiBroker(R) for Java and the Borland AppServer 4.1, which
 supports J2EE technology standards.  JBuilder 4 provides visual tools and
 reusable components for rapidly creating platform-independent applications for
 the Java 2 platform.  A detailed matrix of features included in JBuilder 4 is
 located at .
     About Borland(R) AppServer(TM) 4.5
     Borland AppServer 4.5 provides an industrial strength infrastructure for
 an e-business implementation platform.  The Java 2 platform, Enterprise
 Edition (J2EE) 1.2.1 certified Borland AppServer 4.5 provides clustering, load
 balancing and back-end integration, to enable customers with a powerful
 platform-independent application server that meets the rigorous needs of
 global e-business customers.  Built upon the most widely deployed CORBA(R)
 object request broker in the world, Borland brings this technology innovation
 and heritage to the J2EE platform.
     Rational Rose(R) Modeler 2001
     Rational Rose is the world's leading visual modeling solution and the
 single best tool for translating high-level requirements into a resilient,
 component-based architecture.  Rational led the way in developing the
 Unified Modeling Language (UML), which has become the de facto standard
 notation used in Rational Rose to specify, visualize and construct artifacts
 of software and systems.
     Rational Rose(R) with JBuilder(TM) Integration
     Rational Rose(R) with JBuilder integration allows Rational Rose scalable
 object modeling capabilities and Borland JBuilder Rapid Application
 Development (RAD) environments to easily integrate.  The Rational Rose with
 JBuilder integration supports code generation, reverse engineering and
 modeling to code synchronization of Borland JBuilder projects using Rational
     Rational Unified Process(TM)
     The Rational Unified Process is a software development process, delivered
 through a Web-enabled, searchable knowledge base, that enhances team
 productivity and delivers software best practices via guidelines, templates
 and tool mentors for all critical software lifecycle activities.
     Macromedia(R) Dreamweaver(R) UltraDev(TM) 4
     Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 is the first authoring software that allows
 developers, programmers and designers to visually create and edit data-driven
 Web applications on multiple server platforms.  UltraDev generates
 applications that take advantage of Microsoft(R) Active Server Pages (ASP),
 Sun Microsystems(R) JavaServer(TM) Pages (JSP(TM)), and Allaire(R)
 ColdFusion(R) Markup Language (CFML) technologies to connect to industry
 standard servers, making it ideally suited to today's heterogeneous
 development landscapes.
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation solutions.  Borland is the vendor of choice for professional
 e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation
 platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance
 and availability.  Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley,
 California, with operations worldwide.  To learn more, visit Borland at, the community site at or
 call Borland at 800-632-2864.
     NOTE:  Borland's brand and product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as
 Inprise Corporation, in the United States and other countries.  Rational and
 Rational Rose are registered trademarks of Rational Software Corporation in
 the United States and other countries.  Macromedia Dreamweaver and UltraDev
 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the
 United States and other countries.  Java and all Java-based names are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the
 United States and other countries.  Other names mentioned herein may be
 trademarks of the party using such names.
     Forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to,
 those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product development
 plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets,
 the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of
 new technologies and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from
 the products developed, marketed or sold by Borland, involve a number of
 uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially.
 Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
 include, among others, the following:  possible disruptive effects of
 organizational or personnel changes by Borland, shifts in customer demand,
 market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by
 Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or
 announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and
 market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and
 other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by
 Borland Software Corporation with the SEC.

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