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InfoWorld: Product Review: Oracle gets RAD with Linux

“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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