TogetherSoft Buys WebGain Development Tool

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2002-08-12 Print this article Print

As part of the deal, TogetherSoft will provide support for current WebGain Studio customers.

TogetherSoft Corp. is buying WebGain Inc.s WebGain Studio, which consists of VisualCafé, StructureBuilder, Business Designer and Quality Analyzer and provides support for BEA System Inc.s WebLogic Server. TogetherSoft, of Raleigh, N.C., said as part of the deal, it will provide support for current WebGain Studio customers. TogetherSoft also will provide an integration package, offering WebGain Studio customers the opportunity to migrate to TogetherSofts application development environment. The company said customers will be directed from WebGains Web site to for continued support and maintenance, in addition to upgrade options. The companies would not disclose terms of the deal. "This acquisition provides a sensible cost-effective solution to sustain WebGain customers and their current development initiatives," TogetherSoft CEO John "Beau" Vrolyk said in a statement. "Given our strategic integration and partnership with BEA, TogetherSoft welcomes WebGain customers to benefit from the compatible technologies and we are confident that the addition of WebGain Studio to TogetherSofts solutions will be a win for our joint customer base and the market overall."
"TogetherSoft is in the best position to move WebGains current customers forward and provide them with more advanced application development opportunities in the future," WebGain CEO Robert Melendres, in San Jose, Calif., said in a statement.
BEA, also of San Jose, and TogetherSoft provide a Java development environment based on BEAs WebLogic Server application server and TogetherSoft ControlCenter, which enables developers to seamlessly build and deploy applications.
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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