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Quick Takes: Distinguishing developers

MCSD In A Nutshell distinguishes developers

Author James Foxall has penned a new book, MCSD In A Nutshell, for intermediate and advanced developers experienced in Visual Basic programming.

As more than an exam prep guide, the book is designed to expand a programmers understanding of the enormous complexities and opportunities available--even if the reader has little or no interest in taking the test.

The book has a SRP of $24.95, but is available in the eMarketPlace for $21.20.

IBM VisualAge goes Continuus

Continuus Software Corp., out of Irvine, Calif. has announced an agreement with IBM to provide e-asset management support for IBM's VisualAge for Java, which provides task-based change tracking and management solutions for building and testing Java-based enterprise applications.

The VisualAge for Java integrated development environment (IDE) enables developers to build, test and deploy 100% Pure Java applications, JavaBeans components, servlets and applets.

Continuus integrates with Visual InterDev 6

In another announcement from Continuus, the Irvine, Calif. company has integrated its task-based change management and tracking tools with Microsoft's Visual InterDev 6.0.

The integration is designed to allow Visual InterDev developers to simplify the change management process, and manage changes made to Web content and software through the entire software development lifecycle.

RAD eases e-business

Farabi Technology of Montreal unveiled this week its HostFront Rapid Application Development that provides an easy to use program to develop Web-based solutions to unlock the power of host-based assets.

The RAD tool is designed to streamline the deployment of large-scale transaction-based e-business applications that interact with IBM host environments. Requiring little or no Visual Basic knowledge, the tool has a drag and drop functionality that generates HTML, VBScript, ASPs and SQL database statements. It will be packaged with HostFront at no additional charge.

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