FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition Gets 100% Pure Java* Certification
from Sun Microsystems

Provides Database Developers True Platform-Independence

Santa Clara, Calif. — May 4, 1998 — FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition
has received 100% Pure Java Certification from Sun Microsystems’ Java
software division. The FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition, scheduled to
ship in June, will provide developers with a completely
platform-independent solution to develop custom databases for enterprise

FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition will feature an application program
interface allowing developers to write external functions for FileMaker Pro
databases,which will expand the core functionality found in FileMaker Pro
4.0. By incorporating Java class libraries, it will provide access to
FileMaker Pro databases across all operating systems supporting the Java
platform, including the Unix and Solaris environments. FileMaker, Inc.
joins the more than 100 other application developers that have also
received the 100% Pure Java Certification.

“We are delighted to award FileMaker, Inc. 100% Pure Java certification for
the FileMaker Pro Developer Edition,” said George Paolini, director of
corporate marketing at Sun Microsystems’ Java software division.
“Developers will have greater access to the power of the Java platform
through FileMaker Pro Developer Edition’s incorporation of Java class
libraries, enabling them to create robust Java-based front ends that have
full access to their FileMaker databases.”

“For years, FileMaker Pro has been one of the best cross-platform database
on the market. The Developer Edition, with 100% Java Certification, allows
developers to enjoy the benefits of easily developing cross-platform custom
solutions all in one product,” said Dominique Goupil, president, FileMaker,
Inc. “This will be especially important as more developers are creating
databases for company Internet, intranet and extranet Web sites.”

FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition, slated at a suggested retail price of
$499 (US only) will ship on a hybrid CD-ROM (Windows and Mac OS) allowing
for easy cross platform development.

Media contact:
Kevin Mallon
FileMaker, Inc.
(408) 987-7227