Borland Delivers Free Edition of the Industry's Number One Java(R) Development Environment

JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation Empowers Developers With the Best-of-Class

Environment to Build Java Applications



Nov 13, 2000, 00:00 ET from Inprise/Borland Corporation

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq:   INPR),
 herein referred to as Borland, today at the Linux Business Expo announced the
 immediate availability of Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation.  JBuilder 4
 Foundation is a pure Java(R) development environment supporting the latest
 Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform development.  The product is
 available for free download at Borland's Web site,
 www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/ .
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000117/SFM040 )
     "JBuilder 4 Foundation's pure Java development environment, including an
 integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, and wizards, provides
 developers on Linux(R) 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 Java easily."
     "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 confident that
 JBuilder Foundation customers will find the environment highly productive, and
 in the future, will choose to upgrade to our Professional and Enterprise
 editions."
     JBuilder 4 Foundation is a complete development solution that allows users
 to build, compile, debug and deploy Java applications.  With the increased
 performance as a result of the Java 2 JDK(TM) 1.3 Hotspot Client Virtual
 Machine; significant productivity enhancements like the Two-way visual
 designers, AppBrowser(TM), CodeInsight(TM), context sensitive help system and
 configurable keyboard layouts; and new source code management, JBuilder 4
 Foundation eases and speeds the development process.  Other new features
 include the XML-based project manager and Visual Studio(R) and Brief(R) editor
 keymaps.
     "The response to JBuilder Foundation has exceeded our expectations in
 every way," continued de la Lama.  "With JBuilder's unmatched capabilities and
 open and extensible architecture, we are clearly emerging as the leader in the
 Java development space."
     In addition to the key features, JBuilder Open Tools(TM) allow users to
 customize their development workspace, change the look-and-feel and add new
 features to meet their needs by seamlessly adding third-party components to
 the environment.  Users can gain access to these components through the
 JBuilder Open Tools community.  For more information about the Open Tools
 community, please visit www.borland.com/jbuilder.
     JBuilder's success continues to grow dramatically, as it recently won
 major awards from Java Pro, JavaWorld and Software Development Magazine,
 three leading industry publications.
 
     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, to simplify code management;
 CodeInsight to reduce syntax errors and speed coding; the Java 2 platform
 graphical debugger; and Two-Way-Tools(TM) for Pure 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.
 
     About Borland
     Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a
 leading provider of award-winning e-business application development,
 deployment and management solutions and services for all major platforms,
 including Linux, Solaris and Windows.  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.
     NOTE:  Borland's product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Inprise Corporation.  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, 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 Inprise
 Corporation with the SEC.
 
 

SOURCE Inprise/Borland Corporation
    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq:   INPR),
 herein referred to as Borland, today at the Linux Business Expo announced the
 immediate availability of Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 4 Foundation.  JBuilder 4
 Foundation is a pure Java(R) development environment supporting the latest
 Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform development.  The product is
 available for free download at Borland's Web site,
 www.borland.com/jbuilder/foundation/ .
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000117/SFM040 )
     "JBuilder 4 Foundation's pure Java development environment, including an
 integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, and wizards, provides
 developers on Linux(R) 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 Java easily."
     "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 confident that
 JBuilder Foundation customers will find the environment highly productive, and
 in the future, will choose to upgrade to our Professional and Enterprise
 editions."
     JBuilder 4 Foundation is a complete development solution that allows users
 to build, compile, debug and deploy Java applications.  With the increased
 performance as a result of the Java 2 JDK(TM) 1.3 Hotspot Client Virtual
 Machine; significant productivity enhancements like the Two-way visual
 designers, AppBrowser(TM), CodeInsight(TM), context sensitive help system and
 configurable keyboard layouts; and new source code management, JBuilder 4
 Foundation eases and speeds the development process.  Other new features
 include the XML-based project manager and Visual Studio(R) and Brief(R) editor
 keymaps.
     "The response to JBuilder Foundation has exceeded our expectations in
 every way," continued de la Lama.  "With JBuilder's unmatched capabilities and
 open and extensible architecture, we are clearly emerging as the leader in the
 Java development space."
     In addition to the key features, JBuilder Open Tools(TM) allow users to
 customize their development workspace, change the look-and-feel and add new
 features to meet their needs by seamlessly adding third-party components to
 the environment.  Users can gain access to these components through the
 JBuilder Open Tools community.  For more information about the Open Tools
 community, please visit www.borland.com/jbuilder.
     JBuilder's success continues to grow dramatically, as it recently won
 major awards from Java Pro, JavaWorld and Software Development Magazine,
 three leading industry publications.
 
     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, to simplify code management;
 CodeInsight to reduce syntax errors and speed coding; the Java 2 platform
 graphical debugger; and Two-Way-Tools(TM) for Pure 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.
 
     About Borland
     Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a
 leading provider of award-winning e-business application development,
 deployment and management solutions and services for all major platforms,
 including Linux, Solaris and Windows.  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.
     NOTE:  Borland's product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Inprise Corporation.  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, 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 Inprise
 Corporation with the SEC.
 
 SOURCE  Inprise/Borland Corporation