Flashline Component Manager Offers Convenient and Scalable Web Portal Environment for Software Reuse

New release helps organizations quickly and easily expand reuse efforts across

a distributed enterprise



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Flashline.com, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Flashline, the leading provider of software component reuse solutions, today
 announced the availability of the latest release of Flashline Component
 Manager(TM), Enterprise Edition (CMEE), an innovative solution that enables,
 promotes, and measures software reuse. CMEE's new Web-based architecture
 allows organizations to easily scale reuse initiatives to a broad group of
 users throughout a distributed enterprise. A Web interface provides the
 convenience and accessibility of a centralized, portal environment for
 universal component based development and reuse efforts.
     Many of today's organizations operate with dispersed development
 communities that include external development teams and personnel, multiple
 sites and geographic locations, and outsourced staff. Communication and
 collaboration is often restricted to "development silos," limiting an
 organization's reuse activities. By Web-enabling CMEE, organizations can now
 span these silos and easily provide developers with seamless access to the
 organization's component repository and reuse process. As a result,
 development teams can use CMEE to collaborate and communicate throughout the
 organization, increasing the quality, quantity, and reusability of components.
 CMEE's Web-based architecture also dramatically reduces maintenance costs as
 it eliminates the need to install, upgrade and maintain a client-side
 application on the desktops of hundreds or thousands of users.
     "To be successful in today's fluctuating business climate, corporations
 must quickly develop reliable applications that can easily change to stand the
 test of time. A systematic program of component based development and software
 reuse is the only way to remain competitive," states Charles Stack, president
 and CEO of Flashline. "Organizations are implementing reuse with CMEE to cut
 expenses, increase ROI, and reduce time-to-market. CMEEs Web-based
 architecture makes it even easier to achieve those goals."
     CMEE leverages Sun Microsystems' Java(TM) Web Start deployment and launch
 technology to automate the distribution of a select group of tools available
 within CMEE. The Java technology based tools, which facilitate tasks such as
 component submission, registration, and project management, once resided on
 the desktop. Now these tools can be easily launched through CMEE's Web-based
 interface with a single "click."
     "By integrating Java Web Start technology with Flashline Component
 Manager, Enterprise Edition, Flashline continues to offer leading edge
 solutions to the Java technology development community," states George
 Paolini, vice president, Technology Evangelism and Marketing, Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. "The Java Web Start innovative deployment technology
 simplifies and streamlines the launch and management of Flashline Component
 Manager's tools, right from the Web. Now users of Flashline Component Manager
 can leverage the benefits of robust Java technology based tools combined with
 the ease of centralized Web deployment and management."
     In order to help organizations continually build a robust inventory of
 critical business components, Flashline will provide new documented and tested
 third-party components to CMEE users on an ongoing basis. These packaged
 components can be immediately deployed in enterprise applications, and will
 include components for wireless, Web services, and eCommerce development.
 These new components will enhance the existing collection of over 200 open
 source components provided with CMEE that allow companies to immediately
 benefit from reuse.
     CMEE integrates with Visual Cafe, JBuilder, Forte(TM) for Java(TM), and
 VisualAge for Java, with other integrated development environment (IDE)
 capabilities to be added. Seamless IDE integration allows developers to easily
 leverage CMEE within their development environment.
     Furthering the company's commitment to helping organizations succeed in
 their reuse initiatives, Flashline is now offering a quarterly newsletter
 focused on best practices and real world reuse implementations. In addition,
 Flashline offers extensive training on component based development and reuse,
 and a variety of online resources and research to assist with enterprise-wide
 component reuse initiatives.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Flashline Component Manager, Enterprise Edition is offered at $400 per
 user per year plus an enterprise license fee. This pricing structure includes
 testing services from Flashline QA Lab, product upgrades, support, and
 maintenance. More information about Flashline Component Manager, Enterprise
 Edition is available from www.flashline.com , or contact Flashline sales at
 800.259.1961 or sales@flashline.com .
 
     About Flashline.com, Inc.
     Flashline.com, Inc. is the industry leader in providing software component
 products, services and resources that facilitate the rapid development of
 software systems for business. Flashline's flagship product, Flashline
 Component Manager(TM), Enterprise Edition, provides the first comprehensive
 software component reuse solution that enables, promotes and measures reuse.
 Additionally, Flashline offers an extensive online marketplace of world-class
 JavaBeans(TM) components, Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) components and COM
 components, as well as quality assurance testing, auction-based outsourcing,
 an open component registry and programming articles and resources. As
 information technology evolves, Flashline will continue to pioneer new
 component-based development tools and services so organizations can more
 quickly deliver quality products to market. Flashline is a privately held
 company based in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
     Flashline.com, Flashline and Flashline Component Manager are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Flashline.com, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries. Flashline Component Manager is patent pending.  Sun, Java,
 JavaBeans and Enterprise JavaBeans are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other
 trademarks belong to their respective holders.
 
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    CLEVELAND, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Flashline, the leading provider of software component reuse solutions, today
 announced the availability of the latest release of Flashline Component
 Manager(TM), Enterprise Edition (CMEE), an innovative solution that enables,
 promotes, and measures software reuse. CMEE's new Web-based architecture
 allows organizations to easily scale reuse initiatives to a broad group of
 users throughout a distributed enterprise. A Web interface provides the
 convenience and accessibility of a centralized, portal environment for
 universal component based development and reuse efforts.
     Many of today's organizations operate with dispersed development
 communities that include external development teams and personnel, multiple
 sites and geographic locations, and outsourced staff. Communication and
 collaboration is often restricted to "development silos," limiting an
 organization's reuse activities. By Web-enabling CMEE, organizations can now
 span these silos and easily provide developers with seamless access to the
 organization's component repository and reuse process. As a result,
 development teams can use CMEE to collaborate and communicate throughout the
 organization, increasing the quality, quantity, and reusability of components.
 CMEE's Web-based architecture also dramatically reduces maintenance costs as
 it eliminates the need to install, upgrade and maintain a client-side
 application on the desktops of hundreds or thousands of users.
     "To be successful in today's fluctuating business climate, corporations
 must quickly develop reliable applications that can easily change to stand the
 test of time. A systematic program of component based development and software
 reuse is the only way to remain competitive," states Charles Stack, president
 and CEO of Flashline. "Organizations are implementing reuse with CMEE to cut
 expenses, increase ROI, and reduce time-to-market. CMEEs Web-based
 architecture makes it even easier to achieve those goals."
     CMEE leverages Sun Microsystems' Java(TM) Web Start deployment and launch
 technology to automate the distribution of a select group of tools available
 within CMEE. The Java technology based tools, which facilitate tasks such as
 component submission, registration, and project management, once resided on
 the desktop. Now these tools can be easily launched through CMEE's Web-based
 interface with a single "click."
     "By integrating Java Web Start technology with Flashline Component
 Manager, Enterprise Edition, Flashline continues to offer leading edge
 solutions to the Java technology development community," states George
 Paolini, vice president, Technology Evangelism and Marketing, Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. "The Java Web Start innovative deployment technology
 simplifies and streamlines the launch and management of Flashline Component
 Manager's tools, right from the Web. Now users of Flashline Component Manager
 can leverage the benefits of robust Java technology based tools combined with
 the ease of centralized Web deployment and management."
     In order to help organizations continually build a robust inventory of
 critical business components, Flashline will provide new documented and tested
 third-party components to CMEE users on an ongoing basis. These packaged
 components can be immediately deployed in enterprise applications, and will
 include components for wireless, Web services, and eCommerce development.
 These new components will enhance the existing collection of over 200 open
 source components provided with CMEE that allow companies to immediately
 benefit from reuse.
     CMEE integrates with Visual Cafe, JBuilder, Forte(TM) for Java(TM), and
 VisualAge for Java, with other integrated development environment (IDE)
 capabilities to be added. Seamless IDE integration allows developers to easily
 leverage CMEE within their development environment.
     Furthering the company's commitment to helping organizations succeed in
 their reuse initiatives, Flashline is now offering a quarterly newsletter
 focused on best practices and real world reuse implementations. In addition,
 Flashline offers extensive training on component based development and reuse,
 and a variety of online resources and research to assist with enterprise-wide
 component reuse initiatives.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Flashline Component Manager, Enterprise Edition is offered at $400 per
 user per year plus an enterprise license fee. This pricing structure includes
 testing services from Flashline QA Lab, product upgrades, support, and
 maintenance. More information about Flashline Component Manager, Enterprise
 Edition is available from www.flashline.com , or contact Flashline sales at
 800.259.1961 or sales@flashline.com .
 
     About Flashline.com, Inc.
     Flashline.com, Inc. is the industry leader in providing software component
 products, services and resources that facilitate the rapid development of
 software systems for business. Flashline's flagship product, Flashline
 Component Manager(TM), Enterprise Edition, provides the first comprehensive
 software component reuse solution that enables, promotes and measures reuse.
 Additionally, Flashline offers an extensive online marketplace of world-class
 JavaBeans(TM) components, Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) components and COM
 components, as well as quality assurance testing, auction-based outsourcing,
 an open component registry and programming articles and resources. As
 information technology evolves, Flashline will continue to pioneer new
 component-based development tools and services so organizations can more
 quickly deliver quality products to market. Flashline is a privately held
 company based in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
     Flashline.com, Flashline and Flashline Component Manager are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Flashline.com, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries. Flashline Component Manager is patent pending.  Sun, Java,
 JavaBeans and Enterprise JavaBeans are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other
 trademarks belong to their respective holders.
 
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