The BASIS Advantage
Second Quarter 2000 (Volume 4, Number 2)
BBj's Three-Tier Architecture
This issue focuses on how to ramp up your business for enterprise computing and BBj, taking full advantage of BBj's three-tier
architecture. Our feature story outlines what you can do today with BASIS products to get a head start on utilizing BBj.
Included are stories on how BASIS Customers Mark Systems and The Annis Group have already prepared for BBj by going GUI and
flexing their Web skills with BASIS products. Also discussed are the components of our first BBj release: the BBj Data Server.
How we're developing our own e-commerce solution, which runs on BBj, is here as is information on our new Software Asset
Management Plan and BASIS Solution Partner products you can now buy from BASIS.
Demo CD Available!
Our demo CD has fully functioning, single-user versions of 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 October 31, 2000. You can request a copy of
the demo CD for a limited time only, so don't delay!
- BASIS: YOUR PORTAL TO E-BUSINESS
by Peggy Lewis and Greg Smith
We put our money where our mouth is and developed our own e-commerce application using Visual PRO/5® and BBj (patent pending).
- FROM COMPLEX TO SIMPLE
by Bill Joy
In this article reprint from Sun Microsystems, founder Bill Joy talks about the new model of computing: the bazaar,
snap-together software building blocks and the semantics of simplicity.
- GET READY FOR BBj NOW
by Greg Grisham, Win Quigley and Greg Smith
BBj gives you the scalability, flexibility and marketability of three-tier architecture. Start building the top tier today
with BASIS GUI tools and be ready tomorrow to take full advantage all that Java offers.
- MARK SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTS AN E-BUSINESS FUTURE
by Elizabeth Barnett
Mark Systems, developers of homebuilder software, is on the path to BBj: first by giving its application graphical user
interfaces, now by developing its ASP model.
- THE ANNIS GROUP BUILDS E-BUSINESS ON BASIS
by Win Quigley
For six years, The Annis Group has been building interactive, database-driven Web sites for its Customers, all built with
BASIS' Basic Web Utility and BBx.
- THE BBJ BETA PROGRAM
by John Schroeder
Our BBj Beta process includes some of the most rigorous testing of any BASIS product we've developed. Here are the details of
how are we making sure that BBj is ready for your applications.
- THE FIRST OF BBj IS HERE
by Win Quigley
The first components of our new Java-based product, BBj, are being prepared for general release. They include the BBj Data
Server, the BBj ODBC Driver and the BBj JDBC Driver. These new data access components give you improved data access, enhanced
ODBC functionality and new JDBC capabilities.
- PARTNERS IN GUI
by Elizabeth Barnett
A partnership of BASIS International Ltd., Accu-Med Services Inc., VLS Consulting and SCS Consulting is helping Accu-Med go
- ROAD SCHOLAR JOURNALS
by Greg Smith, Peggy Lewis,
and Greg Grisham
BASIS Webmaster Greg Smith reports on the e-Commerce 2000 conference. BASIS Chief Operations Officer Peggy Lewis provides some
perspective on the legal issues surrounding e-commerce. And BASIS Product Strategist Greg Grisham shares information gleaned
from visits with several European Customers.
- WHAT'S BREWING WITH JAVA
by Kevin King
BASIS Vice President of Engineering Kevin King explains the Java 2 Platform.
- TECH RESOURCE ZONE
by Ken Osborne
BASIS Technical Support Analyst Ken Osborne discusses TCP/IP hostname resolution and its pertinence to BASIS licensing.