InfoWorld. March 9, 1987, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p11, 1 p.
DBMS, Applications Programming, File Organization, Disk/File Management Software, Software Packages, Computer Software Industry, Enhancements, Product Introduction, New Product, Software Design, COSMOS Information Internet Service -- Product introduction, and Advanced Revelation (Data base management system) -- Product introduction
Cosmos is developing a new version of its Revelation database management system to be released in June 1987. The enhancements expected in the new package, expected to be named Advanced Revelation, include an enhanced applications generator with menu designers and built-in pop-up windows, and options for multiple file structures and file indexing. The package is designed to allow programmers to create a variety of different customized file structures. Advanced Revelation also offers such indexing methods as B-trees, cross referencing, and computational and relational joining methods. Cosmos said its applications generator has an interactive interface similar to a word processor to speed up applications prototyping. Prices were not disclosed; Revelation currently sells for $950 and comes in a four-user network version for an additional $495.
Product Introduction, DBMS, Application Development Software, Clarion Software Corp. -- Product introduction, Professional Developer 3.0 (Data base management system) -- Product introduction, Database management systems -- Product introduction, Program development software -- Product introduction, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
Clarion Software Inc announces Professional Developer 3.0, a new version of its data base management system and application compiler that accesses a variety of non-Clarion files. Professional Developer 3.0 will include drivers for Btrieve, dBASE, Clipper, Fox, Paradox, NetWare SQL and Ctree files as well as optional SQL Server and Oracle interfaces. Its application generator can now assemble programs by selecting and customizing components from visual templates, an interactive development process that provides rapid prototyping and encourages end-user participation. Clarion's driver technology is open and lets developers create a driver for any microcomputer database with a C-language application programming interface. Professional Developer 3.0 will sell for $995 and will ship in early 1992.