BBj 2.0
Powerful New Features,
Free Upgrades
For SAM Customers

Bj® 2.0 will be available soon after the release of Sun Microsystems' Java Virtual Machine (JVM) version 1.4. Sun plans to release the JVM 1.4 in the first quarter of 2002.

BBj 2.0 features a new integrated development environment (IDE). Using the popular open-source framework of NetBeans, BBj now has a comprehensive and sophisticated development environment that allows the concurrent development of BBj, Java, C/C++, Python and HTML. The BBjIDE comes with HTTP and FTP servers and a Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) interface for easy source-code management. The popularity of the NetBeans framework has led other developers to create numerous plug-ins for the NetBeans user community, which our Customers will be able to leverage with BBj 2.0. Also, the BBjIDE sports a custom BBj "skin" that uses the power of Java to simply and dramatically change the look and feel of all BBj applications.

Language enhancements in BBj 2.0 include a new journaled file type and the ability for Java programs to call BBj programs. The new journaled file type contains its own backup and recovery capability, which enhances the highly recoverable file type that has been available in Visual PRO/5 and PRO/5. And while BBj 1.xx allowed embedded Java code within the BBj program, BBj 2.0 allows Java programs to call BBj programs, giving developers the ability to easily integrate their BBj programs with other systems in the enterprise. In addition to these exciting new features, BBj 2.0 provides an abundance of bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Although BBj1.xx versions will not run using the 1.4 JVM, the upgrade from BBj 1.xx to BBj 2.0 is free for Customers on the BASIS Software Asset Management (SAM) Plan. Through the engineering of the software and the SAM sales model, BASIS has made it easy for Customers to take advantage of the latest JVM and BBj 2.0 features.



Kevin King
Vice President of Engineering