The 'Bar' for E-Solution Productivity Powerfully Raised: TogetherSoft Pre-releases Expanded Product Line.Business Editors/High Tech Writers
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2000
New Features for Teams and Individuals Developing E-Solutions
TogetherSoft Corporation announced the pre-release of its expanded product line for vastly increased productivity in developing e-solutions, featuring deeply integrated support for top-tier app-servers from BEA BEA - Basic programming Environment for interactive-graphical Applications, from Siemens-Nixdorf. , IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , and Sun.
It also features a new syntax-savvy editor with code completion - plus an animated, distributed, multi-threaded debugger Software that helps a programmer debug a program by stopping at certain breakpoints and displaying various programming elements. The programmer can step through source code statements one at a time while the corresponding machine instructions are being executed. - fully integrated for more effective e-solution development. The official release is set for June 5th, at the official opening of JavaOne. The expanded product line includes:
-- Together(R) Control Center(tm) 4.0 - the new flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. in the TogetherSoft(tm) lineup, provides an environment for team development of applications with the specific target of developing and then deploying EJBs to the most popular application servers on the market today (BEA WebLogic A software suite from BEA Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA (www.beasys.com) that is used to deploy Web and SOA applications. The core product is BEA WebLogic Server, a J2EE application server. Server, IBM WebSphere, Sun iPlanet, and many more).
-- Together Enterprise 4.0 - continues to be the enterprise solution for productively developing applications in a team environment.
-- Together Solo 4.0 - a new product targeted at individual developers who need the increased productivity provided by this unique end-to-end development environment. Together Solo includes all of the features previously found in TogetherJ (for Java(tm) development) and TogetherC++ as well as new features for these environments.
-- Together Whiteboard 4.0 - a free download version of Together Solo for your use in evaluating the capabilities and inherent productivity of the product.
The products are available today for download from http://www.togethersoft.com .
"Together helps us focus on and model our business logic," says Curtis Chambers of The Home Depot The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.
Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,164 big-box . "The percentage of time saved by using Together, for example, with 5 developers doing full-time integration, given that level of effort, we're talking at least 3 months saved on a project. It will also save time in taking our products to the marketplace."
Each of these products delivers the ability for individual developers, or teams of developers, to take advantage of the improved productivity that results from the unique capabilities of this rich environment. Each of these products provide:
-- OneSource(tm) - Simultaneous Round-Trip Engineering Round-trip engineering is a functionality of software development tools that provides generation of models from source code and generation of source code from models; this way, existing source code can be converted into a model, be subjected to software engineering methods and then between Java/C++ code and UML (Unified Modeling Language) An object-oriented analysis and design language from the Object Management Group (OMG). Many design methodologies for describing object-oriented systems were developed in the late 1980s. diagrams. You can start with object modeling, which automatically produces code that matches the model; or you can start with a existing source code and reverse engineer it into a variety of diagrams to aid in the understanding of the program. Any changes made to the diagram are immediately reflected in the code, and any changes in the code are immediately reflected in the diagrams.
-- X-ray(tm) - Customizable Metrics Checking and Likely-error Quality Assurance Audits provides an unbiased examination of software quality and complexity for your software (great for subcontracted sub·con·tract
A contract that assigns some of the obligations of a prior contract to another party.
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-- BigPlay(tm) -- Multi-user Team Support helps team members work together more effectively, protects your software assets, and keeps diagrams, code, and documentation always in-sync across your project and enterprise. Version Control integration makes it simple to work entirely within the Together environment.
-- RaftMaker(tm) - Automatically generates Java documentation directly from your model. This feature effortlessly produces documentation in HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. , RTF (Rich Text Format) A document format from Microsoft for encoding text and graphics. It was adapted from IBM's DCA format and supports ANSI, IBM PC and Macintosh character sets. , PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. , or text formats, resulting in more productive team members, and better control of the project through improved communication among themselves and their management/clients.
-- Stamper(tm) - Pattern maker and modeling components, allows for the use of existing object model templates for faster and easier development of usable models. Using any of the 11 Gang of Four (GoF) patterns, or the 61 business components from Peter Coad's popular book, Java Modeling in Color with UML. you can speed the progress of your development project.
"Model, pattern, edit, compile, debug To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits. , version, doc, provision, assemble, deploy, and run! It's awesome!" said Peter Coad, Author of "Java Design" and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of TogetherSoft. "Business experts, modelers, and especially developers (even Emacs and vi users) love the control center for accelerating e-solutions. The gentle euphoria being in one deeply (deeply) integrated environment is addictive. And the productivity leaps our customers report are quite simply astounding a·stound
tr.v. a·stound·ed, a·stound·ing, a·stounds
To astonish and bewilder. See Synonyms at surprise.
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The TogetherSoft products are built on an extensible platform and set of building blocks, which provide an end-to-end development environment, from model design to running applications. It is an ideal environment that enterprise application development shops need for the entire life cycle of their applications. Together products provide a highly productive environment and an excellent "one stop" communication mechanism for all of the individuals participating in the application development process, allowing:
-- Business analysts to model the business
-- Software architects and analysts to develop overall application model shape,
-- Software designers to work out the details for building applications
-- Software developers to program, compile, and debug applications
-- Q.A. teams to help build-in quality, using Together to enforce coding standards and by using well-tested code templates and patterns while simultaneously speeding model development
-- Q.A. to help ensure quality by using robust metrics & audits throughout the development process
-- Network engineers to monitor the state of their applications on application servers and control deployment of new applications
TogetherSoft Corporation, founded in September 1999 by Java Design author and expert Peter Coad, and fueled by the innovations of his earlier companies, develops patent-pending e-solution infrastructure and uses it to develop industry specific product families 10-20 times faster than industry norms.
With the Together product line, TogetherSoft develops and markets product/service bundles that reduce software development risk by helping teams deliver frequent, tangible working results. The Together product line is the emerging leader and fastest growing control center for enterprise e-solutions, a comprehensive control center for everyone involved in software development, from manager to business person to designer to programmer to tester.
TogetherSoft Corporation ( http://www.togethersoft.com ) is headquartered in Raleigh, NC. A comprehensive product-line feature matrix is available at http://www.togethersoft.com/together/matrix.html .
Together is a registered trademark of TogetherSoft Corp. BigPlay, Pixie, RaftMaker, OneSource, Stamper, TogetherSoft, and X-ray are trademarks of TogetherSoft Corp. Java, EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) A software component in Sun's J2EE platform, which provides a pure Java environment for developing and running distributed applications. EJBs are written as software modules that contain the business logic of the application. , and iPlanet are trademarks of Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Inc. in the US and other countries. WebLogic is a registered trademark of BEA Systems BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is one of the major companies developing enterprise infrastructure software. BEA makes middleware, products that help software run on top of databases. , Inc. IBM is a registered trademark, and WebSphere is a trademark of IBM Corporation.