SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: BORL) today at LinuxWorld Expo announced
that several leading Linux(R) vendors will include Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 4
Foundation with their upcoming product offerings. JBuilder 4 Foundation is a
development environment written entirely in the Java(TM) programming language
that supports the latest Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform
development. The product is available for free download at Borland's Web
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"JBuilder 4 Foundation's pure Java development environment, including an
integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, and wizards, provides
developers on Linux with an ideal basis for developing Java applications,"
said Bill Claybrook, research director, Aberdeen Group. "Furthermore, JBuilder
4 Foundation's sample applications, tutorials, multimedia training, and
support for the latest Java standards help developers on any platform learn
"Many Java developers, especially at the enterprise level, want a
graphical user interface (GUI) environment," said Darren Davis, vice president
of research and development for Caldera Systems. "We believe that Borland
JBuilder is the predominant Java development environment and intend to include
it in our developer products coming this year."
"JBuilder 3.5 has been a very popular development tool included with our
Workstation Pro 6.1 solution, allowing us to increase the value proposition to
our enterprise customers," said Craig Oda, vice president of product marketing
for TurboLinux. "We welcome new features and functions of JBuilder 4 and look
forward to working with Borland in delivering e-business solutions to our
"JBuilder is a welcome addition to the extensive development tool suite in
SuSE Linux 7.1 Professional," said Volker Wiegand, president, SuSE Inc.
"Thanks to Borland, SuSE is able to offer the best in Java development
environments to our professional customers."
"This is not just a trial or demonstration version but a production
quality tool that Java developers can use now to benefit from the power,
performance and productivity of JBuilder across multiple platforms, including
Linux, Solaris(TM) and Windows(R) operating systems," said Tony de la Lama,
vice president of Borland's Java business unit. "We are pleased that leading
Linux vendors are redistributing JBuilder 4 Foundation to their customers and
confident that users will find the environment highly productive, and in the
future, will choose to upgrade to our Professional and Enterprise editions."
About JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation
JBuilder 4 Foundation is ideally suited for Java technology developers who
want a high productivity integrated development environment (IDE) to more
easily create cross-platform Java applications. JBuilder 4 Foundation allows
users to rapidly develop, compile, run and debug applications using JBuilder
visual tools, as well as through traditional coding methods. Key product
features include the AppBrowser(TM), to simplify code management;
CodeInsight(TM) to reduce syntax errors and speed coding; the Java 2 platform
graphical debugger; and Two-Way-Tools(TM) powered by Java. Additionally, users
can customize and extend the environment to suit their development needs using
the Open Tools API, which aims to enable easier integration of tools and
components from third party vendors. A detailed list of features included in
JBuilder 4 Foundation is located at www.borland.com/jbuilder.
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
http://www.borland.com/, the community site at http://community.borland.com or
call Borland at 800-632-2864.
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those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product development
plans, global expansion plans, estimated size of potential customer markets,
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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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