Top Software Companies to Provide First Look at New Products at SD West 2002

Industry Leaders Choose Event as Forum to Showcase Capabilities And Unveil New Products and Services

Apr 5, 2002

In keeping with its 15-year history, the Software Development Conference & Expo (SD West 2002) is again assembling some of the hottest companies in software development at the San Jose Convention Center, April 22-26, 2002. Led by Microsoft, IBM, Serena Software, The Richard Hale Shaw Group and VA Software the combined SD, Web Services World and SD Management Summit show floor will be filled with leading technology vendors displaying their latest tools, technologies and software applications.

"Even as companies scrutinize which events to attend, companies continue to choose to exhibit and unveil new products and services at SD West 2002 because it is the top conference hub for the software development sector," said Mike Gottlieb, show director for CMP Media's SD Events Group. "SD West is proud to provide attendees with a first-hand look at the industry's most progressive technologies and services."

Exhibitors presenting new products at SD West 2002 include the following:

-- ActiveState will showcase its new development tools, which support Web Services, Linux, Visual Studio.NET and the .NET Framework. The Komodo IDE, Visual Perl, Visual Python and Visual XSLT 1.2 enable programmers to easily edit and debug open languages.

-- Altova, Inc. will have a live demonstration of its new XML Spy 4.3 Suite, a comprehensive developer tools suite for Advanced XML Application Development, consisting of the XML Spy 4.3 IDE, the XML Spy 4.3 XSLT Designer, and the XML Spy 4.3 Document Editor. The XML Spy Suite is the ultimate tools suite for editing XML content, XML Schema's, XSL, XSLT, and testing/debugging Web services.

-- Apress will present the latest additions to its .NET Developer series. Developers interested in any aspect of the Microsoft .NET Framework, whether it be ASP.NET, C# or XML Web services, will find the information they need to quickly and effectively learn about the Microsoft .NET Platform.

-- Flashline, Inc. will display Flashline CMEE 3, which provides the first comprehensive enterprise software reuse solution, delivering Reuse for Real™. CMEE enables, promotes, and measures the systematic reuse of all software assets -- including Web Services -- regardless of language or platform.

-- Interactive Software Engineering will present Eiffel Studio 5.1, a complete development environment based on the Eiffel method and language emphasizing ease of use, speed of compilation and run-time performance. It is one of the first commercial products to provide full support for Microsoft .NET and runs with complete portability across many operating systems.

-- IconMediaLab will display the recently released IconProcess, the first e-development process addressing website, usability, usability testing, business strategy and web deployment. IconProcess extends and replaces parts of the industry-standard Unified Process framework, and shared phases, clear milestones, iterations, best practices and defined disciplines.

-- Mainsoft Corporation will present Visual MainWin, an application porting platform. With Visual MainWin, developers write code for multiple platforms using Visual Studio, the Windows development environment, and confidently get smooth, efficient porting for simultaneous deployment on Windows and UNIX.

-- ParaSoft will be announcing the new release of SOAPtest and the rollout of WebKing 3.5 during the SD expo. SOAPtest automatically and thoroughly tests XML, SOAP and XSLT in order to help Enterprise Systems stay abreast of the ever-changing demands of current business practices. WebKing is a comprehensive Web Development and testing solution that is specially tailored around the challenges involved in producing reliable dynamic sites.

-- Attendees can visit the Rational Software booth to view Rational XDE software, designed from the ground-up for developers and integrating design and code development tools into a single environment for both the .NET and J2EE platforms.

-- With the recent release of Rogue Wave® SourcePro™ C++ Edition 3, Rogue Wave is adding new functionality and extending support for the latest operating system, compiler and database versions. New functionality enables XML Streams to be transformed using XSLT scripts or by employing user defined functions, support for the current XML Schema specification, additional support for the SOAP 1.2 specification, and basic support for the MIME protocol.

-- SERENA Software, Inc. will introduce its Applications Performance Manager for code and content.

-- Sesame Technology will showcase ExtraView, a web-based bug/defect/issue tracking and workflow management system. Even the deepest level customizations can be made simply, via the web GUI, without downtime or expensive programming required.

-- Sonic Software will present the recently released SonicXQ™, the first Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) available to the market. The SonicXQ ESB provides a standards-based service-oriented architecture for business integration using Web services and JCA. SonicXQ's configurable XML Services provide impedance matching between applications, eliminating the need of expensive integration brokers. SonicXQ incorporates the proven SonicMQ messaging infrastructure, providing the throughput, scalability and low latency that large-scale enterprise systems require.

-- Sterling Solutions has solutions for creating and managing integrate E-Marketplace with robust capabilities for collaboration and transaction management. Its E-Business Integrations solutions address a wide range of integration needs within organizations and among E-business communities. This also includes industry solutions such as RosettaNet and E-Consulting Services.

-- VA Software will showcase SourceForge™, the collaborative software development (CSD) platform used by more than a quarter-million developers worldwide. SourceForge Enterprise Edition helps engineering, R&D and IT organizations accelerate development by improving internal visibility and control through a centralized, integrated CSD platform.

-- YesSoftware will be launching the public beta program for CodeCharge Studio, a fast and straightforward way to build database-driven Web applications without programming or writing code. Code Studio enables all developers to automatically generate major server-side programming languages including ASP.NET/C#, ASP, JSP, PHP, Coldfusion and Perl and harness the latest Web technologies.

A complete list of SD Web Services World exhibitors can be viewed at

Detailed conference information including speakers, events and a complete schedule can also be found at

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CONTACT: Editorial, Kate Adams of CMP Media/SD Events Group, +1-415-947-6165, or



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