BASIS International's Business BASIC -- Alive and Well and Thriving with Java.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2003
BASIS International, Ltd., a leading provider of software tools for business applications, today announced the release of BBj 3.0(R) -- the latest version of its Business BASIC application development language, written in Java(TM).
By combining the proven strengths and reliability of Business BASIC with the advanced technology of Java, BBj delivers new development options to application developers who may have felt limited by a legacy environment. With BBj, developers can migrate to GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. while also having the option to write character-based applications. New features in BBj 3.0 include the addition of the Multiple Document Interface See MDI.
(programming) Multiple Document Interface - (MDI) The ability of an application program to show windows giving views of more than one document at a time.
The opposite is Single Document Interface (SDI). (MDI (1) (Multiple Document Interface) A Windows function that allows an application to display and lets the user work with more than one document at the same time. ) and Web services support for Java and .Net. MDI lets developers work with more than one document simultaneously, within one window. Web services allow software applications on different platforms or networks to communicate via the Web.
New York-based textile distributor, Maharam, participated in the BBj 3.0 beta test program. According to Maharam's Manager of Application Programming Brad Bell, BBj's MDI feature was a major reason his company considered this Java-based language. "Before migrating to BBj, we had a great Enterprise system, but we lacked a modern front end," attested Bell. "The Multiple Document Interface has the capacity to revolutionize the retrieval of remote data, making it easy to track down shipments from suppliers or to our customers and giving us the level of modernization we were looking for."
About BASIS International
BASIS International is a leading developer of the Business BASIC programming language. BASIS' proven technology has provided powerful interpreted programming tools to developers throughout the globe, as well as to a wide range of industries and vertical markets. Just a few of the companies running on BASIS include BMW BMW
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German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. - Netherlands, Citicorp, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Fairfield Inn by Marriott is a lower cost brand of hotels that are franchised by Marriott International. The intended use is for guests requiring simply a place to sleep with fewer amenities. This allows Marriott to offer lower prices than would otherwise be possible. , Perot Systems, Toyota - Netherlands, and Goodwill Industries. BASIS was founded in 1985 and is located in Albuquerque.
BBj 3.0 is available on Compaq Tru64 UNIX, Hewlett Packard HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. , IBM AIX, Linux, SCO, Sun Solaris Intel and Sun Solaris SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill , and Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems. For more information, visit www.basis.com.