Computerworld. August 31, 1992, Vol. 26 Issue 35, p85, 1 p. table
Reports, Industry Analysis, Computer-Aided Software Engineering, Trends, Client/Server Architecture, Fourth-Generation Language, Software Engineering, Computer software industry -- Analysis, and Fourth-Generation Languages -- Usage
A report from Forrester Research Inc says that client/server application developers are favoring the use of fourth-generation languages (4GL) over traditional third-generation languages such as C and Cobol. The new 4GLs, which can cost anything from $300 to $50,000, generate application code, connect to leading data base management systems, and construct graphical user interfaces. The new generation of development tools include assisted 3GLs, high-level computer-aided software engineering-type modeling tools, and 4GL prototyping software which permit the fast development of application shells. The report maintains that the 4GL prototyping approach is used most in current tools because users are reluctant to commit to the high investment required for client/server modeling.
Computing Canada. June 21, 1993, Vol. 19 Issue 13, p18, 1 p.
Marketing Strategy, Application Development Software, Software Engineering, Product Introduction, Client/Server Architecture, Search Software, Data Communications Software, Oracle Corp. -- Marketing, Oracle Data Browser (Database access software) -- Product introduction, Oracle Card (Program development software) -- Product introduction, Oracle Glue (Program development software) -- Product introduction, Computer software industry -- Marketing, and Program development software -- Marketing
Oracle Corp repositions its end-user development tools under its Co-operative Development Environment (CDE) strategy, which covers the complete application development life cycle. CDE combines end-user access, tools and Oracle's computer-aided software engineering line with third- and fourth-generation languages. Oracle releases several packages under the CDE umbrella. Oracle Data Browser is a graphical data access tool that enables users to locate and query enterprise database information. Oracle Book lets users create and view on-line documents, such as manuals and documentation. Oracle Card is a programming environment for prototyping and developing graphical client-server applications. Oracle Glue is an application programming interface. It is intended to help users integrate developer and third-party tools with CDE.