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PBL Peeper

Techno-Kitten.com announced the release of the lastest version of PBL Peeper. Version 1.3.1 includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes and can be downloaded from their Web site.

PBBrowser Beta

OOWidgets announced the availability of a beta version of PBBrowser. The beta includes a number of new features and bug fixes and can be downloaded from their Web site.

Watcom C++ and Fortran Open Sourced

Sybase announced that it plans to release the source code for the Watcom C/C++ and Watcom Fortran compilers under an Open Source license agreement. This move will allow existing customers to continue to evolve the Watcom compiler products for their own use.

OEM Agreement with Teknowledge

Financial Fusion, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, and Teknowledge Corp. announced the signing of a worldwide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) agreement to provide account aggregation to leading global financial institutions that demand advanced functionality. As part of this partnership, Financial Fusion will use Teknowledge's TekPortal software as the financial information aggregation component of its Web & Wireless System.

Gauss Interprise Joins e-Portal Alliance

Gauss Interprise of Germany became a member of the Sybase e-Portal Alliance. Their VIP product provides for content management that allows users without specialized technical knowledge to easily embed all types of content.

Sybase Joins Winter Database Scalability Program 2000

Winter Corp. announced that Sybase became a sponsor of the fifth annual Database Scalability Program. Winter Corp., which administers the program, is a leading consulting firm that studies the impact of large database technology on business trends. Database Scalability Program 2000 analyzes the characteristics of the world's largest databases and examines databases that support the world's largest workloads.

SSPA Certification Program for Support Professionals

The Software Support Professionals Association (SSPA) announced the development of the SSPA Certification Program for Support Professionals. The program, developed in conjunction with 40 companies representing the IT industry (including Sybase), will consist of support center industry-tailored training and certification testing.

OEM Agreement with DATABASICS

Sybase announced that it reached an OEM agreement with DATABASICS, Inc., to embed EAServer software in DATA-BASICS' TimeSite and ExpenSite products. TimeSite and ExpenSite help companies track employee and project profitability via the Web. TimeSite PSA is an electronic time sheet software product, whereas ExpenSite is an expense tracking program.

Enterworks Joins e-Portal Alliance

Enterworks announced that it has joined the e-Portal Alliance. Enterworks Content Integrator powers the full range of e-business interactions by managing content in real time from disparate sources and consolidating it into a single Web-enabled view.

Magnet Communications

Financial Fusion, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, and Magnet Communications announced that UniversalOFX, a key component of the Financial Fusion Server, will be integrated with Magnet's Internet business banking products. This integration allows Magnet end users to exchange data with financial management software.

Lifescape Receives Innovative Solutions Award

Sybase presented Lifescape with an Innovative Solutions Award for its impressive use of EAServer to improve business-to-business connectivity via the Internet. The award, presented to Lifescape during the opening ceremonies of TechWave 2000, recognizes the degree of technological sophistication of the LifeNet health care messaging platform.

PowerDesigner 7.5

Sybase announced the general availability of PowerDesigner 7.5. The new version provides a single tool that allows both object modeling and data modeling techniques with full repository capabilities. PowerDesigner 7.5 features improved Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagram modeling and an enhanced repository for refined enterprise modeling.

Sybase Begins Move to Dublin, California

Sybase broke ground on the company's new corporate headquarters and campus in Dublin, California. The groundbreaking is the first step toward the construction of the new corporate facilities, scheduled for completion by June 2001.

SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal Becomes Fastest Growing Technology Title on Newsstands

Newsstand Distribution of JDJ, the World's Leading Java Resource, Expected to Triple in 2001
(Montvale, NJ) - SYS-CON Media, Inc. (www.sys-con.com), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, has announced that the world's leading Java resource, Java Developer's Journal, is set to become the fastest-growing technology magazine on U.S. newsstands and throughout the English-speaking world.

"We have developed a progressive growth program for selected magazine titles that show future strong single-copy sales potential and Java Developer's Journal is one of several titles we have chosen for that program," said Robert Castardi, president of Curtis Circulation Company. "Single-copy sales of Java Developer's Journal in the United States are up an impressive 47% for the first six months of 2000."

"We're committed to bringing the high-quality editorial content of JDJ to Java professionals around the globe," said Fuat Kircaali, president and CEO of SYS-CON Media and publisher of Java Developer's Journal. "We're very pleased to see an impressive sales growth for JDJ on the newsstands as well as our subscriber base since JDJ's first issue five years ago."

During the first six months of 2000, Curtis distributed 96,393 copies of Java Developer's Journal to specialty sales outlets to sell 68,291 copies - an efficiency of 70.8% - a success ratio not seen in any other technology title for the same period. Specialty store sales such as Barnes & Noble and Borders Bookstores showed an increase of 152.6% as compared to the same period of 1999. Curtis also distributes JDJ via its wholesalers and to independent bookstores.

Java Developer's Journal's BPA audited circulation has consistently exceeded the combined circulation of all other Java-related magazines for the past five years.

JDJ's worldwide newsstand distribution is managed by Curtis Circulation Company, the largest magazine distributor in the world. The New Milford, New Jersey-based firm is a division of Hachette Distribution Services, headquartered in Paris.

About SYS-CON Media
SYS-CON Media, recently named the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc. 500, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving Internet technology markets. SYS-CON's publications include Java Developer's Journal (www.JavaDevelopersJournal.com), Java Buyer's Guide www.javabuyersguide.coj(www.JavaBuyersGuide. com), XML-Journal (www.XML-Journal.com), XML Buyer's Guide (www.XMLBuyersGuide.com), ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.ColdFusionJournal.com), JBuilder Developer's Journal (www.JBuilderJournal.com), PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.PowerBuilderJournal.com), Tango Developer's Journal (www.TangoJournal.com), and the forthcoming Wireless Business & Technology (www.Wireless-Magazine.com). SYS-CON today reaches over half a million Internet technology professionals each month with its specialty journals, magazines, books, conferences, and the SYS-CON interactive portal with 27 Web sites at www.sys-con.com.

More Stories By Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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