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JBuilder(tm) 4 Foundation Empowers Developers With The Best-of-Class Environment To Build Java Applications

Las Vegas, Nev. -- November 13, 2000 -- Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR), herein referred to as Borland, today at the Linux Business Expo announced the immediate availability of Borland(r) JBuilder(tm) 4 Foundation. JBuilder 4 Foundation is a pure Java(r) development environment supporting the latest Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform development. The product is available for free download at Borland's Web site,

"JBuilder 4 Foundation's pure Java development environment, including an
integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, and wizards, provides developers on Linux(r) with an ideal basis for developing Java applications," said Bill Claybrook, research director, Aberdeen Group. "Furthermore, JBuilder 4 Foundation's sample applications, tutorials, multimedia training, and support for the latest Java standards help developers on any platform learn Java easily."

"This is not just a trial or demonstration version but a production quality tool that Java developers can use now to benefit from the power, performance and productivity of JBuilder across multiple platforms, including Linux, Solaris(tm) and Windows(r) operating systems," said Tony de la Lama, vice president of Borland's Java business unit. "We are confident that JBuilder Foundation customers will find the environment highly productive, and in the future, will choose to upgrade to our Professional and Enterprise editions."

JBuilder 4 Foundation is a complete development solution that allows users to build, compile, debug and deploy Java applications. With the increased performance as a result of the Java 2 JDK(tm) 1.3 Hotspot Client Virtual Machine; significant productivity enhancements like the Two-way visual designers, AppBrowser(tm), CodeInsight(tm), context sensitive help system and configurable keyboard layouts; and new source code management, JBuilder 4 Foundation eases and speeds the development process. Other new features include the XML-based project manager and Visual Studio(r) and Brief(r) editor keymaps.

"The response to JBuilder Foundation has exceeded our expectations in every way," continued de la Lama. "With JBuilder's unmatched capabilities and open and extensible architecture, we are clearly emerging as the leader in the Java development space."

In addition to the key features, JBuilder Open Tools(tm) allow users to customize their development workspace, change the look-and-feel and add new features to meet their needs by seamlessly adding third-party components to the environment. Users can gain access to these components through the JBuilder Open Tools community. For more information about the Open Tools community, please visit

JBuilder's success continues to grow dramatically, as it recently won major awards from Java Pro, JavaWorld and Software Development Magazine, three leading industry publications.

About JBuilder(tm) 4 Foundation

JBuilder 4 Foundation is ideally suited for Java technology developers who want a high productivity integrated development environment (IDE) to more easily create cross-platform Java applications. JBuilder 4 Foundation allows users to rapidly develop, compile, run and debug applications using JBuilder visual tools, as well as through traditional coding methods.

Key product features include the AppBrowser, to simplify code management; CodeInsight to reduce syntax errors and speed coding; the Java 2 platform graphical debugger; and Two-Way-Tools(tm) for Pure Java. Additionally, users can customize and extend the environment to suit their development needs using the Open Tools API, which aims to enable easier integration of tools and components from third party vendors. A detailed list of features included in JBuilder 4 Foundation is located at

About Borland

Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Borland) is a leading provider of award-winning e-business application development, deployment and management solutions and services for all major platforms, including Linux, Solaris and Windows. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at

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