Dynasty Technologies has unveiled version 3.5 of its Dynasty Development Environment (DDE), which it hopes will give it a leg up in the Internet space.
The offering, integrated with ViewSoft?s Internet GUI builder, is due to ship on 30 November.
Dynasty took a minority stake in ViewSoft a couple of weeks ago and has also started reselling its product, which enables developers to define the front-end to their applications, before generating it in either Java or Windows.
Geoff Roach, Dynasty?s vice president of marketing, said: ?We?re positioning ourselves in the Net space and ViewSoft Internet gives us the ability to generate Java front-ends that hook into back-end C++ rather than Java servers because performance is more critical on the server.
?There?s not much Java at the back-end and even Javasoft says that?s 18 months away, so we won?t support back-end Java generation until late 1998 - we?re waiting for Java on the server to become more mature.?
Version 3.5 of DDE also supports version 1.1 of the Java Developers Kit for those users wanting to write their own Java front-end.
It includes native support for the Informix database, has been integrated with Popkin?s and Rational?s modelling tools and can generate applications to run against Visigenic?s Visibroker object request broker and Bea Systems? Tuxedo transaction processing monitor.
Dynasty has also revamped its support offerings. It was 8 am until 6 pm, and now it is 24 hours a day, seven days of the week.
It has introduced a critical support period, which gives priority to those customers entering a crucial phase of their development cycle, and plans to set up an Internet-based customer support database, where users can go for basic information and download bug fixes.
Dynasty has also introduced Remedy?s customer support system internally, which is due to go live in Houston and its Paris-based European headquarters in the next couple of weeks.
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