The BASIS Advantage
3rd and 4th Quarter 2000 (Volume 4, Number 3)
This combined issue focuses on b-commerce, our e-commerce application released for our U.S.
market. b-commerce runs on BBj; the application was part of our test suite of programs for
BBj. You'll find an article about how we built b-commerce, the lessons we learned in the process and how it helped us improve
BBj performance. You can also read more about the BBj test suite of programs (you'll find the programs on the current demo
CD). Other articles describe the BBj Editions and how to install and configure them. Performance advantages of the BBj Data
Server are detailed as are the performance advantages of developing BBj on the 1.3 Java Runtime Environment. We also present
two companies running their businesses on BASIS. The Canada-based Login Brothers Book Company is running its e-commerce sites
using PRO/5. You can also get an update on how Audev is coming along with its GUI development project for car dealerships.
Demo CD Available!
Our demo CD has fully functioning, single-user versions of BBj Technology Preview, 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 March 31, 2001. You can request a copy of the demo CD for a limited time only, so don't
- AUDEV RACES TOWARD GUI FINISH LINE
by Elizabeth Barnett
Get an update on the progress of Audev's GUI migration project.
- LOGIN BROTHERS BOOKMARKS ITS PLACE IN B2B AND B2C E-COMMERCE
by Elizabeth Barnett
Login Brothers' Web site uses PRO/5® programs to allow Customers to place orders, query book titles, generate invoices and
track merchandise. Find out how Login Brothers does it
- THE LESSONS OF BASIS B-COMMERCE
by Jim Douglas and Greg Smith
We built our own e-commerce site with Visual PRO/5® and BBj. In the process, we learned a number of things about
e-commerce, BBj and optimizing for the Internet. Find out how to get Powered by BBj
- BBj DATA SERVER DELIVERS DATABASE ANALYSIS
by Jeff Ash
The intelligent query optimization of the BBj Data Server gives developers powerful data
access and processing capabilities. Read about the performance results.
- THE BBj EDITIONS
by Greg Grisham and Mike Young
What combination of BBj components will be right for your business? Examine the components and functionality of the BBj
Enterprise Edition, BBj Standard Edition and the BBj Single-User/Educational Edition.
- BBj SUITE SUCCESS
by Greg Grisham
We wanted to stress BBj in the same ways our Customers' real-world applications will. Load this issue's demo CD and take a
look at the suite of programs we've used to test functionality and speed.
- GUI IN MINUTES
Our new File Maintenance Utility makes adding powerful graphical interfaces to legacy applications a snap. And you don't
have to write a single line of code to use it.
- BASIS EXTENDS TRADE-IN PROMOTION
Trade in your old, non-BBx flavor of Business Basic for modern, feature-rich Visual PRO/5 or PRO/5. Find out more about
how BASIS will match your system, license for license.
- ROAD SCHOLAR JOURNALS
by Greg Grisham, Jane McKenzie, John Schroeder and Mike Young
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 talks about the Java One Conference. Vice
President of Sales and Marketing Jane McKenzie details the outcome of our annual Distributors Meeting. Chief Technical Officer
John Schroeder describes his summer of targeting German and French Customers for sales, marketing and training. And BASIS
Product Marketing Manager Mike Young shares information from a product management seminar.
- WHAT'S BREWING WITH JAVA
by Kevin King
In this column, we track and analyze developments in world of Java*, which is the foundation of BBj, our next generation
product. BASIS Vice President of Engineering Kevin King answers why we've waited for the release of the Java Runtime
Environment version 1.3.
- TECH RESOURCE ZONE
by John Schroeder
In this column, we feature practical answers to the real problems developers face on the frontline of getting their systems up
and running. This issue's column is the first in a two-part series by BASIS Chief Technical Officer John Schroeder, in which
he explains how to install and configure the BBj Editions.