"Borland Software Corporation, a leading provider of
e-business platform solutions, today announced Borland Kylix 2 for
the rapid development of e-business applications for Linux. The
latest version of Borland's award-winning, rapid application
development (RAD) environment for the Linux operating system, Kylix
2 enables companies to rapidly build and deploy applications that
simplify e-business integration with Web Services across diverse
platforms between customers, suppliers, business partners and
employees worldwide. According to a recent survey by Evans Data, 70
percent of Linux developers believe Web Services now represent the
"future of Internet applications." Kylix 2 leverages Web Services
and XML technologies to expand the e-business capabilities of Linux
and Apache. By combining Kylix 2 with Borland Delphi 6, the first
Web Services development environment for the Windows platform,
companies can develop cross-platform enterprise-class applications
that integrate with Web Services industry standards, SOAP, XML and
Kylix 2 features BizSnap, WebSnap and DataSnap to form a fully
integrated set of visual tools with advanced compiler technology
and re-usable software components. With these components, Kylix 2
users can easily exchange and manipulate XML documents, integrate
applications across the Internet, and additional functionality from
Web Service platforms including .Net and BizTalk from Microsoft,
and ONE from Sun Microsystems. Kylix 2 delivers true platform and
language interoperability and flexibility by supporting industry
standard Web Service protocols such as SOAP, XML and WSDL.
Borland Kylix 2 new product features include:
BizSnap Web Services RAD development platform simplifies next
generation e-business integration by easily creating XML/SOAP Web
Services and connections.
WebSnap transforms Apache Web servers into powerful
enterprise-class database driven Web application servers.
DataSnap allows customers to build high-performance, Web
Service-enabled database middleware that scales and interoperates
with any e-business solution, such as Oracle, Informix, IBM DB2,
MySQL, PostgreSQL/Red Hat database and Borland InterBase, through
industry standard Web Services and XML, DCOM or CORBA.
CORBA support for building high-performance, rich GUI clients
for Borland VisiBroker.
Cross-platform application development by combining Kylix 2
with Delphi 6 to develop one code base for both Linux and
Publish Borland AppServer Enterprise Java Beans functionality
as Web Services with BizSnap by leveraging new Simple IDL
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