Sybase Upgrades WorkSpace with New Web App Development Tools

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2006-05-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WorkSpace 1.5 also features increased support for database development and new packaging and licensing.

SAN FRANCISCO—Sybase on May 16 announced Sybase WorkSpace 1.5, a unified Eclipse-based application development environment that offers enhanced design and development tools in an integrated, open-source framework, at the JavaOne conference here. Sybase WorkSpace combines data development, Web applications and services-oriented development of application and mobile development with enterprise modeling, according to the company. New functionality in Sybase WorkSpace 1.5 includes a Web application development component, increased support for database development and new packaging and licensing.
The new Web application development tooling combines JavaServer Faces with Sybases patented DataWindow technology, company officials said.
Sybase allows customers to buy only the pieces they need. Sybase WorkSpace 1.5 provides task-based components that can be purchased either individually or as a group. "Eclipse challenges traditional models of megalithic enterprise development tools, allowing users to adopt more granular tools better aligned to their needs—and this agility is seen by adopters as one of the key advantages of Eclipse," said Carl Zetie, vice president of Forrester Research, in a statement.
"Eclipse has inspired the way Sybase delivers tooling," said Kathleen Schaub, vice president of Sybases infrastructure platform group, in a statement. "With Sybase WorkSpace 1.5, our customers can now customize their development environment to easily meet their increasingly sophisticated business requirements." Guru Jakob Nielsen offers advice on designing applications for usability. Click here to watch the video. Sybase WorkSpace 1.5 is expected to be available in June 2006, company officials said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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