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InfoWorld: Product Review: Oracle gets RAD with Linux

Aug 29, 2000, 19:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Coopee)

"Seasoned software developers are always on the lookout for tools that might give them an advantage in the ongoing battle to produce fully functional, Web-enabled applications in Internet time -- a phrase that has become synonymous with "yesterday."

"Many are turning toward RAD (rapid application development) environments to reduce development time and maximize available resources along the way. Essentially, RAD environments give programmers a set of tools to help them build working programs quickly, especially when it comes to developing graphical user interfaces. Many also provide library facilities, which foster reusing existing code in team environments."

"RAD tools have been available for Windows and Unix environments for quite some time, but they're now becoming available for Linux, too. (That sound you hear is the sound of Linux marching one step closer to the mainstream.) Oracle is continuing its support for the up-and-coming operating system with the rollout of its Forms Developer 6i RAD package. When coupled with Forms Server 6i (also available for Linux and sold separately), Forms Developer lets Linux developers build and deploy highly scalable Internet database applications with Java-based user interfaces."

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