Apple, BLaCKSMITH Offer Classes On Creating Dynamic Web Applications
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 25, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
and BLaCKSMITH, Inc., an object-oriented software development and services
company, have joined together to deliver training programs on Apple's
market-leading web development platform, WebObjects. Geared for corporate
programmers and analysts, the WebObjects programming course is designed to
make it easier for attendees to create dynamic web applications. The first
five-day session is scheduled to be held Jan. 26-30, 1998 at BLaCKSMITH's
training facilities in McLean, Va.
"BLaCKSMITH is a valued Apple Enterprise Alliance Program Member that has
created and delivered training classes on OPENSTEP and Java, provided
OPENSTEP consulting services, and developed shrink-wrap productivity
applications for both OPENSTEP and Rhapsody," says Sara Benson, director of
WebObjects and OPENSTEP customer training for Apple. "By including
WebObjects in their class curriculum, BLaCKSMITH's training certification
enables us to expand our business relationship with BLaCKSMITH and provide
technical training to our customers."
Used to power Apple's new online store, WebObjects provides an application
server, prebuilt application components, and rapid application assembly
tools that let customers bring enterprise solutions online quickly. By
providing an open middle-tier application server that provides flexible
support for multiple standards, WebObjects delivers more interactivity to
end users and more flexibility to developers.
"As long-time partner of Apple and an enthusiastic advocate of its
technologies, we view this new partnership and certification as a natural
progression for us," said Bray Becker, president of BLaCKSMITH. "Expanding
our training curriculum to include WebObjects programming makes us more
valuable to our clients on all fronts so we're delighted to have been
selected by Apple as its new training partner."
As a certified training partner for WebObjects, BLaCKSMITH has exclusive
training rights in the Washington, D.C. area and the opportunity to conduct
private classes in North America. Individuals can sign up for BLaCKSMITH's
next WebObjects course, Introduction to WebObjects, by calling
1-888-BLK-SMTH or via email at:
http://email@example.com. The cost for the five-day session is
BLaCKSMITH, Inc. is a fast growing software development company that
specializes in Java, OPENSTEP, Rhapsody, and other advanced object-oriented
technologies. BLaCKSMITH delivers its expertise to clients through its
three business areas: training; commercial products; and custom software
development & system integration. Clients include prominent organizations
in the government, telecommunication, and financial service industries
located in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. Companies interested
in any of BLaCKSMITH's training classes can get more information by
visiting BLaCKSMITH's web site at www.blacksmith.com or by calling
703-847-8180 or 1-888.BLK-SMTH.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission - to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.
Tami Begasse Cate Schley
Apple Computer, Inc. NRG for Apple Computer, Inc.
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