2nd - 3rd Quarter 2003 (Volume 7 Number 2)
TechCon2003 provided attendees with a multitude of real-life solutions to common application development
challenges. BASIS demonstrated choices of the many practical alternatives for writing database independent
applications and deploying applications on the Web. TechCon2003 also explored the new language features of
BBj®, the exciting BASIS IDE, and the immediate availability of the ability to implement Web services with
BASIS products. This issue of The BASIS Advantage contains articles covering all of these topics, plus more.
Peruse these articles and view the sample code to obtain valuable ideas for incorporation into your own
applications. In addition, this issue includes information about Sun's latest release of the Java Virtual Machine.
If you missed TechCon2003 in Albuquerque, dust off your travel gear and join us at TechCon Europe 2003 in Germany in October!
BASIS Delivers Choices
By Greg Grisham
BASIS delivers more choices for application developers than ever before. BASIS provides a variety of choices to
deploy applications on the Web. TechCon2003 was the perfect venue to present an array of exciting new development
SAM Plan - Managing Your Software Assets
By Nico Spence
This article describes the benefits of the BASIS SAM Plan and how it provides a sound maintenance solution for VARs
and their client base.
ATI: Customization For Niche Markets Breeds Success
By Elisabeth Monaghan
Software application developer Dave Landgrebe has a knack for uncovering niche markets overlooked by other
developers. Through cultivation of applications for these markets, Landgrebe has clearly developed a winning
New Language Features Give Programmers More Choices
By Dr. Kevin King
Traditionally, application developers depend on language providers for current and powerful features. BASIS
continues its tradition of providing such features with BBj 3.x, which includes the Multiple Document Interface
(MDI), InterProcess Communication (IPC), Progress Bars, Popup Menus, Memory Graphing, and Automatic Licensing.
Capitalizing on BASIS's Open Architecture
By Dr. Kevin King
Specialized application development provides an organization with rich functionality. However, many of these
specialized applications require access to the organization's legacy data. This article provides an overview of how
BASIS's open architecture facilitates XP Office Suite, Cold Fusion, WAP-enabled phones, CGI Scripts, and other
commercial applications accessing the BASIS filesystem data via existing BASIS tools.
BASIS International Offers a Choice of Databases
By Nico Spence and Jeff Ash
The BBj Filesystem Plugin gives developers the option to create database independence with minimal code changes to
existing applications. This article discusses these two alternative ways to make an application
database-independent and what performance overhead, if any, is associated with such a change.
Enterprise Manager - Administration Made Easier
By Jeff Ash
The BBj 3.0 Enterprise Manager includes a number of new features, which simplify BBj Services administration. This
article describes the latest improvements to the Process Manager, ODBC and JDBC connection manager, Open File
Viewer, and the Log File Viewer.
Speeding Up the Development Process - The BASIS IDE
By Michael Phelps
Software development has come a long way since the days of the READY> prompt. The dawn of the Graphical User
Interface (GUI) and Internet connectivity spawned sweeping changes. BASIS continues development of the BASIS IDE to
simplify the ever-increasing sophistication and complexity developers face creating applications in the 21st
Writing a Web Service in BBj
By David Wallwork
Web services is one of the hottest new technologies today. This article explains how to write a Web service for BBj
Web Deployment Options With BASIS
By Dr. Kevin King
The growing use of the Internet, intranet, and extranets in organizations generates an increasing demand for BASIS
products running over the Web. As the World Wide Web continues to revolutionize the way organizations conduct
business, application developers must respond to the myriad of requests for Web-enabled features. BASIS provides a
variety of choices to deploy applications on the Web.
BASIS Presents Reseller Briefings
Nico Spence, BASIS's Chief Marketing Officer, plans to meet with BASIS resellers and developers to present an
overview of BASIS's marketing strategy for the domestic market.
TechCon2003 in Europe October 1-2 Aachen, Germany
TechCon Europe 2003 features "real-life functionality" and presents the many choices for application deployment,
which developers can use to enhance their applications and increase their return on investment.
What's Brewing With Java
By Greg Grisham
Director of Vertical Market Applications Greg Grisham details the latest enhancements in Sun's 1.4.2 JVM.
Tech Resource Zone
By Janet Smith
This column addresses common questions regarding the new licensing features in BASIS products.