The BASIS Advantage
Second Quarter 2000 (Volume 4, Number 2)
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BBj's Three-Tier Architecture

This issue focuses on how to ramp up your business for enterprise computing and BBj, taking full advantage of BBj's three-tier architecture. Our feature story outlines what you can do today with BASIS products to get a head start on utilizing BBj. Included are stories on how BASIS Customers Mark Systems and The Annis Group have already prepared for BBj by going GUI and flexing their Web skills with BASIS products. Also discussed are the components of our first BBj release: the BBj Data Server. How we're developing our own e-commerce solution, which runs on BBj, is here as is information on our new Software Asset Management Plan and BASIS Solution Partner products you can now buy from BASIS.

Demo CD Available!

Our demo CD has fully functioning, single-user versions of Visual PRO/5 and the BASIS ODBC Driver that will run off the CD or install to your hard disk drive. Check out the kind of Microsoft Windows look and feel you can give your customers with BASIS GUI tools. On the CD, you'll also find numerous sample programs, Powerpoint tutorials on how to use the tools and the complete online manual. The CD works through October 31, 2000. You can request a copy of the demo CD for a limited time only, so don't delay!

FEATURES

  • BASIS: YOUR PORTAL TO E-BUSINESS
    by Peggy Lewis and Greg Smith
    We put our money where our mouth is and developed our own e-commerce application using Visual PRO/5® and BBj (patent pending).

  • FROM COMPLEX TO SIMPLE
    by Bill Joy
    In this article reprint from Sun Microsystems, founder Bill Joy talks about the new model of computing: the bazaar, snap-together software building blocks and the semantics of simplicity.

  • GET READY FOR BBj NOW
    by Greg Grisham, Win Quigley and Greg Smith
    BBj gives you the scalability, flexibility and marketability of three-tier architecture. Start building the top tier today with BASIS GUI tools and be ready tomorrow to take full advantage all that Java offers.

  • MARK SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTS AN E-BUSINESS FUTURE
    by Elizabeth Barnett
    Mark Systems, developers of homebuilder software, is on the path to BBj: first by giving its application graphical user interfaces, now by developing its ASP model.

  • THE ANNIS GROUP BUILDS E-BUSINESS ON BASIS
    by Win Quigley
    For six years, The Annis Group has been building interactive, database-driven Web sites for its Customers, all built with BASIS' Basic Web Utility and BBx.

  • THE BBJ BETA PROGRAM
    by John Schroeder
    Our BBj Beta process includes some of the most rigorous testing of any BASIS product we've developed. Here are the details of how are we making sure that BBj is ready for your applications.

  • THE FIRST OF BBj IS HERE
    by Win Quigley
    The first components of our new Java-based product, BBj, are being prepared for general release. They include the BBj Data Server, the BBj ODBC Driver and the BBj JDBC Driver. These new data access components give you improved data access, enhanced ODBC functionality and new JDBC capabilities.

  • PARTNERS IN GUI
    by Elizabeth Barnett
    A partnership of BASIS International Ltd., Accu-Med Services Inc., VLS Consulting and SCS Consulting is helping Accu-Med go GUI.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

  • INTRODUCING BASIS SOLUTION PARTNERS
    You can now complete more of your software solution with just one call to BASIS. We now sell products developed by EasySpooler, FacetCorp, SW-Tools, Synergetic Data Systems Inc. and VSI.

  • BASIS DEVELOPS NEW TRAINING
    In response to your needs, we've added a new class, Modernizing Your Application, that details the process and project requirements of going GUI. We've also revised this year's Visual Programming curriculum to include Visual PRO/5 tools and BBj tools.

  • WIRED FOR WEB RIGHT NOW

    Don't wait to start your company's e-commerce and e-business endeavors. There are three methods you can begin to put together your Web solution today with current BASIS products.



COLUMNS

  • ROAD SCHOLAR JOURNALS
    by Greg Smith, Peggy Lewis,
    and Greg Grisham

    BASIS Webmaster Greg Smith reports on the e-Commerce 2000 conference. BASIS Chief Operations Officer Peggy Lewis provides some perspective on the legal issues surrounding e-commerce. And BASIS Product Strategist Greg Grisham shares information gleaned from visits with several European Customers.

  • WHAT'S BREWING WITH JAVA
    by Kevin King
    BASIS Vice President of Engineering Kevin King explains the Java 2 Platform.

  • TECH RESOURCE ZONE
    by Ken Osborne
    BASIS Technical Support Analyst Ken Osborne discusses TCP/IP hostname resolution and its pertinence to BASIS licensing.

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