FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROWERKS BUNDLES OBJECTSPACE'S JAVA(tm) GENERIC LIBRARY
DALLAS, Texas & AUSTIN, Texas-October 14, 1996-ObjectSpace Inc., a leading
provider of object-oriented technology, and Metrowerks(R) Inc., (NASDAQ:
MTWKF, TSE/ME: MWK), the leading provider of software development tools for
Macintosh(R), today announced an agreement to include the ObjectSpace
Java(tm) Generic Library (JGL) with Metrowerks' CodeWarrior(R) Java
Development Environment. The Java Generic Library is the most comprehensive
set of reusable containers and algorithms currently available for Java.
"ObjectSpace has created a high quality container and algorithm library for
Java that will facilitate the development process for Java developers, much
like the standard template library has done for C++ programmers," said Greg
Galanos, President and Chief Technology Officer of Metrowerks. "We are
very pleased to include JGL with CodeWarrior which will strengthen our
position as one of the leading tools providers for Java development."
The Java language has received a lot of publicity because of its use in
Internet browser technology. The arrival of tools such as Metrowerks'
CodeWarrior clearly indicates that Java stands a very good chance of
becoming a major programming language for general purpose application
development. For Java to succeed as such, developers must have access to a
rich set of core data structures and algorithms. JGL provides 11 data
structures and over 75 generic algorithms, which makes it the most
comprehensive data structure Java library on the market today.
"There are three primary requirements for widespread adoption of a Java
library: features, performance, and accessibility. Metrowerks recognizes
this as well, and is making the features and performance of the Java
Generic Library accessible to its users through this agreement," said
Graham Glass, Director of Advanced Research for ObjectSpace.
The Metrowerks agreement solidifies ObjectSpace's position as a serious
player in the Java market. ObjectSpace is concentrating advanced research
efforts in distributed computing using Java as the underlying technology.
"Java has the power to enable a new paradigm shift in distributed
computing, and ObjectSpace is working to define that shift. The Java
Generic Library is our first step in establishing ObjectSpace as a world
leader in Java," said Paul Jenkins, Senior Member of Advanced Research for
ObjectSpace has been growing rapidly since its inception in 1992, with 275%
growth per year. ObjectSpace was recently recognized as one of the top five
fastest growing high-tech companies in North Texas. In addition, the
ObjectSpace founders were awarded the "Entrepreneur of the Year Award"
for the Southwest region.
ObjectSpace, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading supplier of
object-oriented business solutions. The company's mission is to ensure
that clients can successfully create and deploy advanced technology.
ObjectSpace has a rapidly expanding Components Division that is leading the
industry in the areas of Standards-driven C++ and Java components.
ObjectSpace's Professional Services Division offers a
comprehensive set of services focused on transferring technology
effectively to its customers. ObjectSpace instructors teach a range of
classes - from individual courses on programming languages and
object-oriented analysis and design to full reskilling curriculums for
managers and developers. ObjectSpace also helps companies acquire the
skills necessary to adopt this new technology through mentoring and
consulting services. Auditing is provided as a means of checking that
projects are on track and achieving preset objectives, while contract
consulting services supplement a client's project team.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of Macintosh-hosted computer language products for building Mac(tm) OS,
Windows(R) 95, Windows NT(tm), Magic Cap(tm), Be OS(tm), Palm OS(tm),
PlayStation(tm) OS and PowerTV(tm) applications. Metrowerks CodeWarrior
products have become the industry standard for professional Mac-hosted
software development with more than 50,000 registered users in 70
countries. Additional information on Metrowerks and its products can be
obtained in the U.S. by sending Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling
(800) 377-5416, or via the Internet at http://www.metrowerks.com.
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respective holders and are hereby recognized.
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