AAA+ Software invites Developers to Explore OPENSTEP with Joy.
Rapid Application Development Tools Joy Explorer and Joy Developer released
VIENNA, Austria, September 25, 1997. AAA+ Software today announced the
availability of Joy Explorer and Joy Developer for OPENSTEP/MachOS. A free,
fully-enabled evaluation version of Joy Explorer is available from the AAA+
For developers new to Rhapsody and OPENSTEP, Joy Explorer is the ideal tool
to get familiar with the Yellow Box API. Experienced Rhapsody and OPENSTEP
developers can use it to quickly try out new ideas, prototype solutions,
tweak the functionality of existing Yellow Box classes, explore
undocumented features, and for scripting and debugging.
“Sitting and waiting for the compiler and linker to finish is a waste of
time,” said Werner Staringer, founder of AAA+ Software, “interactively
experimenting with the API is much more efficient – and a lot more fun.”
The product name Joy is a logical consequence of that statement.
Joy Explorer is aimed at developers who just want to experiment with the
API and develop small scale applications. However, when the time comes,
users can upgrade the product by purchasing a Joy Developer license key.
“Using Joy Developer you can develop sophisticated applications, all
entirely within Joy,” says Rainer Staringer, chief developer of Joy. He
adds, “Of course, you can integrate your own compiled code just as
seamlessly as the existing OPENSTEP classes.”
AAA+ is fully committed to support cross-platform development: “In the
future developers will be able to develop applications on Rhapsody and
deploy them on Windows NT or Windows 95 without ever compiling or linking
under Windows,” promises Rainer Staringer. Expect further announcements
regarding Joy for Rhapsody and OPENSTEP/NT very soon.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
Introductory pricing for regular licenses is $49 for Joy Explorer and $299
for Joy Developer. This offer includes a free upgrade to at least version
1.1 and is valid until 30 November, 1997.
Thereafter prices are set to increase to $69 and $399, respectively.
The evaluation version of Joy Explorer is free. All features are enabled,
but users will be reminded in regular intervals of the evaluation status.
The software is available from
It is also being uploaded to various ftp sites. The filenames are
joy.1.0.I.b.tar.gz for Joy for OPENSTEP/MachOS for Intel
joy.1.0.NI.b.tar.gz for a MAB version for NeXT and Intel
ABOUT AAA+ SOFTWARE
AAA+ Software, founded in 1993, grew out of an academic research lab on the
application of advanced software technologies in financial markets at
Technical University Vienna. Since then AAA+ excels in creating
award-winning financial risk management software for large European banks
based on NeXT technology. Starting with the release of Joy, the
technologies developed in-house are being made available as separate
products to the Developer Community at large.
AAA+ Software F&E GmbH.
A-1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA