Borland Unveils JBuilder(TM) 5

JBuilder(TM) 5 Brings Together the Power of Java(TM) and XML and Expands

Support for Leading Application Servers



May 15, 2001, 01:00 ET from Borland Software Corporation

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Borland (Nasdaq:   BORL), a
 leader in e-business implementation platforms, today introduced the latest
 version of its number-one-rated, Java(TM) cross-platform development
 environment -- Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5. Borland JBuilder 5 allows enterprise
 developers to develop and deploy e-business applications from their choice of
 operating systems, team environments and leading application servers, packed
 with fully integrated development support for Extensible Markup Language
 (XML).
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010118/BORLOGO )
     "Using XML to extend the considerable server-side capabilities of Java
 into integration solutions and Web Services is the next major development
 frontier," said Evan Quinn, Chief Analyst of Hurwitz Group. "JBuilder 5 puts
 Borland's Java/XML stake deeply in the ground by offering the best-of-breed
 technology to a wide range of users in the developer community."
     As part of its cross-platform solution, JBuilder 5 adds new application
 server support for IBM(R) WebSphere(R), along with upgraded support for BEA(R)
 WebLogic 6(R) and Borland(R) App Server 4.5. Customers can choose to develop
 and deploy applications on Windows(R), Solaris(TM) or Linux(R) platforms. This
 not only offers customers more choices, but more interoperability between the
 different platforms, application servers and team environments.
     "IBM is helping drive the next phase of e-business with WebSphere's recent
 support of Web services -- such as SOAP, WSDL and UDDI -- enabling companies
 to more easily integrate and conduct transactions over the Internet," said
 Scott Hebner, director of marketing, WebSphere(R), IBM Software. "We are
 pleased that Borland has enabled JBuilder for WebSphere(R) to help clients
 build dynamic e-businesses to drive a competitive edge in the market."
     JBuilder 5 now offers fully integrated, comprehensive support for XML that
 allows users to develop applications that require the data integration
 capabilities necessary to successfully communicate across the Internet. Users
 can build entire XML applications through the four stages of the development
 lifecycle in JBuilder 5:  creation, manipulation, presentation and integration
 of data.
     "The increased use of the Internet and the growth of Web services is
 driving the demand for data interchange that is open and extensible," explains
 Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Borland's Java Business
 Unit. "Borland JBuilder 5 offers our customers the freedom of choice to
 develop and deploy applications on most major platforms."
 
     To keep abreast with customers' current market needs, Borland has added
 new and enhanced features in JBuilder 5:
 
     -- New support for Rational(R) ClearCase(R) and Microsoft(R) Visual
        SourceSafe(TM) plus additional CVS integration simplifies concurrent
        management of source code for development teams;
     -- New Tomcat and WebLogic servlet engine integration, Web deployment
        wizards, Java Web Start support, Enterprise Archives (EAR), Resource
        Adapter Archives (RAR) and Web Application Archive (WAR) allow one
        click deployment of e-commerce applications;
     -- Improved InternetBeans Express(TM) allows faster creation of dynamic
        data-driven Web applications;
     -- Improved Entity Bean Modeler for faster development and deployment of
        distributed applications.
 
     About Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5 Enterprise
     Borland JBuilder 5 Enterprise is Borland's rapid application development
 environment for creating business, database and distributed applications based
 on the Java 2 platform. The product supports development on the Windows,
 Linux, and Solaris platforms. It includes strong support for J2EE(TM) so
 programmers can rapidly deliver reliable and scalable Enterprise Java
 applications. JBuilder 5 provides wizards and visual tools for creating
 reusable JavaBeans(R) and deploying to WebLogic 6, WebSphere and Borland
 AppServer 4.5, all of which supports J2EE technology standards. JBuilder
 5 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 5 is located at
 http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/jb5/feamatrix .
 
     Availability of Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5
     JBuilder 5 will be available in three versions -- JBuilder 5 Enterprise,
 JBuilder 5 Professional and JBuilder 5 Personal. JBuilder 5 will be available
 in June 2001 through major software distribution channels and Borland's
 e-commerce Web site at http://shop.borland.com .
     Current owners of JBuilder 4 Professional or Enterprise can purchase
 JBuilder 5 Professional or Enterprise for a special rate. See
 http://shop.borland.com for details.
 
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation platforms designed to increase developer productivity and
 reduce time to market for enterprise software projects. E-business
 implementation platforms consist of software products that allow businesses to
 develop, deploy and manage e-business applications. 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.
     NOTE:  All Borland 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. Other names mentioned
 herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. This release contains
 forward-looking statements. All statements that are not historical are
 forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited
 to, Borland's future financial performance, capital expenditures, revenues,
 acquisitions, earnings, costs, product development plans, global expansion
 plans, estimated size of potential customer markets, demand for our products,
 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, market and technological
 trends in the software industry and various economic and business trends. Such
 forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve a number of
 uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ
 materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
 materially include, among others, the following:  general economic factors and
 capital market conditions, general industry trends and the potential effects
 on us of competition in computer software product and services markets, growth
 rates in the software and professional services markets that we participate
 in, rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for our
 products, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of new or enhanced
 products or services developed, marketed or sold by us, delays in scheduled
 product availability dates, actions or announcements by our competitors,
 software errors, reduction in sales to or loss of any significant customers,
 our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, any failure by us to
 protect our intellectual property rights, the dependence of certain of our
 business units on licenses from third parties, our ability to attract and
 retain qualified personnel, and other factors described in our latest Annual
 Report on Form 10-K and our latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by
 Borland Software Corporation with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained
 from the SEC at www.sec.gov. Borland undertakes no obligation to update any
 information contained in this release.
 
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SOURCE Borland Software Corporation
    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Borland (Nasdaq:   BORL), a
 leader in e-business implementation platforms, today introduced the latest
 version of its number-one-rated, Java(TM) cross-platform development
 environment -- Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5. Borland JBuilder 5 allows enterprise
 developers to develop and deploy e-business applications from their choice of
 operating systems, team environments and leading application servers, packed
 with fully integrated development support for Extensible Markup Language
 (XML).
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010118/BORLOGO )
     "Using XML to extend the considerable server-side capabilities of Java
 into integration solutions and Web Services is the next major development
 frontier," said Evan Quinn, Chief Analyst of Hurwitz Group. "JBuilder 5 puts
 Borland's Java/XML stake deeply in the ground by offering the best-of-breed
 technology to a wide range of users in the developer community."
     As part of its cross-platform solution, JBuilder 5 adds new application
 server support for IBM(R) WebSphere(R), along with upgraded support for BEA(R)
 WebLogic 6(R) and Borland(R) App Server 4.5. Customers can choose to develop
 and deploy applications on Windows(R), Solaris(TM) or Linux(R) platforms. This
 not only offers customers more choices, but more interoperability between the
 different platforms, application servers and team environments.
     "IBM is helping drive the next phase of e-business with WebSphere's recent
 support of Web services -- such as SOAP, WSDL and UDDI -- enabling companies
 to more easily integrate and conduct transactions over the Internet," said
 Scott Hebner, director of marketing, WebSphere(R), IBM Software. "We are
 pleased that Borland has enabled JBuilder for WebSphere(R) to help clients
 build dynamic e-businesses to drive a competitive edge in the market."
     JBuilder 5 now offers fully integrated, comprehensive support for XML that
 allows users to develop applications that require the data integration
 capabilities necessary to successfully communicate across the Internet. Users
 can build entire XML applications through the four stages of the development
 lifecycle in JBuilder 5:  creation, manipulation, presentation and integration
 of data.
     "The increased use of the Internet and the growth of Web services is
 driving the demand for data interchange that is open and extensible," explains
 Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Borland's Java Business
 Unit. "Borland JBuilder 5 offers our customers the freedom of choice to
 develop and deploy applications on most major platforms."
 
     To keep abreast with customers' current market needs, Borland has added
 new and enhanced features in JBuilder 5:
 
     -- New support for Rational(R) ClearCase(R) and Microsoft(R) Visual
        SourceSafe(TM) plus additional CVS integration simplifies concurrent
        management of source code for development teams;
     -- New Tomcat and WebLogic servlet engine integration, Web deployment
        wizards, Java Web Start support, Enterprise Archives (EAR), Resource
        Adapter Archives (RAR) and Web Application Archive (WAR) allow one
        click deployment of e-commerce applications;
     -- Improved InternetBeans Express(TM) allows faster creation of dynamic
        data-driven Web applications;
     -- Improved Entity Bean Modeler for faster development and deployment of
        distributed applications.
 
     About Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5 Enterprise
     Borland JBuilder 5 Enterprise is Borland's rapid application development
 environment for creating business, database and distributed applications based
 on the Java 2 platform. The product supports development on the Windows,
 Linux, and Solaris platforms. It includes strong support for J2EE(TM) so
 programmers can rapidly deliver reliable and scalable Enterprise Java
 applications. JBuilder 5 provides wizards and visual tools for creating
 reusable JavaBeans(R) and deploying to WebLogic 6, WebSphere and Borland
 AppServer 4.5, all of which supports J2EE technology standards. JBuilder
 5 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 5 is located at
 http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/jb5/feamatrix .
 
     Availability of Borland(R) JBuilder(TM) 5
     JBuilder 5 will be available in three versions -- JBuilder 5 Enterprise,
 JBuilder 5 Professional and JBuilder 5 Personal. JBuilder 5 will be available
 in June 2001 through major software distribution channels and Borland's
 e-commerce Web site at http://shop.borland.com .
     Current owners of JBuilder 4 Professional or Enterprise can purchase
 JBuilder 5 Professional or Enterprise for a special rate. See
 http://shop.borland.com for details.
 
     About Borland
     Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business
 implementation platforms designed to increase developer productivity and
 reduce time to market for enterprise software projects. E-business
 implementation platforms consist of software products that allow businesses to
 develop, deploy and manage e-business applications. 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.
     NOTE:  All Borland 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. Other names mentioned
 herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. This release contains
 forward-looking statements. All statements that are not historical are
 forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited
 to, Borland's future financial performance, capital expenditures, revenues,
 acquisitions, earnings, costs, product development plans, global expansion
 plans, estimated size of potential customer markets, demand for our products,
 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, market and technological
 trends in the software industry and various economic and business trends. Such
 forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve a number of
 uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ
 materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
 materially include, among others, the following:  general economic factors and
 capital market conditions, general industry trends and the potential effects
 on us of competition in computer software product and services markets, growth
 rates in the software and professional services markets that we participate
 in, rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for our
 products, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of new or enhanced
 products or services developed, marketed or sold by us, delays in scheduled
 product availability dates, actions or announcements by our competitors,
 software errors, reduction in sales to or loss of any significant customers,
 our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, any failure by us to
 protect our intellectual property rights, the dependence of certain of our
 business units on licenses from third parties, our ability to attract and
 retain qualified personnel, and other factors described in our latest Annual
 Report on Form 10-K and our latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed by
 Borland Software Corporation with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained
 from the SEC at www.sec.gov. Borland undertakes no obligation to update any
 information contained in this release.
 
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