The BASIS Advantage
2nd Quarter 2001 (Volume 5, Number 2)

For those of you who were at TechCon2001 in May, you'll find this issue a refresher on the sessions you attended. For those of you who couldn't make it this year, we hope you'll peruse the articles and check out our Web site to see the sample programs and TechCon2001 PowerPoint presentations. Also in this issue is news about the releases of the improved BBj 1.01 and our PRO/5 3.11 that gives Linux users large file capability. Also about large files, you can read about our trip to Thailand to help yet another Customer convert to the large file format. And TechCon2001 wasn't the only show we've participated in this year: read about our presence at CeBIT, the world's largest IT exhibition, and our upcoming appearance at the OSAS VAR conference.

Thanks For A Great Conference

Jane McKenzie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
BASIS Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jane McKenzie, recaps our conference goals.

TechCon2001 Photos
If you attended, spot yourself. If you didn't, don't miss our next conference.

FEATURES

BBj COMPONENTS
by Brian Hipple
BBj is really a suite of components designed to give you the most flexibility, whether you are a developer or an end user, or need to connect to third-party applications.

BBj: ONE LICENSE, ONE INSTALL
by Mark Schnedar
The whole process of licensing and installing has become much simpler with BBj. Whether you are installing BBj with a Windows graphical user interface, UNIX graphical user interface or a UNIX character user interface, the look and feel is the same and automated wizards guide you through.

THE GUI ENHANCEMENTS OF BBj
by Kshanti Greene
Developing with BBj is much easier with its improved syntax and greatly enhanced functionality of window and control management.

MANAGING YOUR ENTERPRISE
by Jeff Ash
The BBj Enterprise Manager gives system administrators a centralized location for managing user accounts and databases throughout the entire enterprise. Administrators can configure any BBj Services from a single location, which can be a Web browser.

FROM BBx TO BBj
by Jim Douglas
While BBj is backward compatible with BBx, you need to take into account a few things, such as the reserved keywords in BBj.

NEXT GENERATION FILE FORMAT: XKEYED FILES
by Nick Decker
We've done away with key and file definition limitations. And because XKEYED files are a bit smaller in size than MKEYED files, you may experience enhanced performance.

FOUR WAYS TO WEB-ENABLE YOUR APPLICATION
by Greg Grisham
BASIS Technical Product Manager Greg Grisham writes about the various methods---ODBC/JDBC, Basic Web Utility, Sockets and BBj---that BASIS offers developers to help get applications to the Web.

FLEXlm APPLICATION LICENSING
by Nick Decker and Greg Grisham
BASIS now offers the same protection for your application that is used by over 2,000 other software companies. FLEXlm allows you to control access to your application for e-commerce and ASP uses, in addition to many other benefits.

ACCESSING DATA

You can read the detailed articles on the BBj Data Server and its ODBC, JDBC and SQL capabilities.

NEWS

BASIS RELEASES PRO/5 3.11 FOR LINUX
BASIS gives developers a cost-effective enterprise solution on Linux with the release of PRO/5 with large file support.

BBj 1.01 IS NOW AVAILABLE
In response to your feedback, we've quickly fixed bugs and implemented some minor enhancements.

BASIS SHOWS AT OSAS CONFERENCE
BASIS will be at the Open Systems Reseller conference this August with information about BBj and BASIS Sales and Marketing initiatives for OSAS VARs.

COLUMNS

ROAD SCHOLAR JOURNALS
by Elizabeth Barnett, Greg Grisham, and Denise Schmitz
Here, we share Business BASIC intelligence gathered from visits to shows, conferences, Customers and industry leaders around the world. In this issue, BASIS Technical Product Manager Greg Grisham tells of his journey to Bangkok to help a Customer plan conversion to large files. Customer Communication Specialist Elizabeth Barnett presents news of BASIS' showing at CeBIT in Germany. And freelance writer Denise Schmitz profiles a software consulting firm headquartered in Switzerland.

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