Flashline.com Offers New Commercial Version of alphaBeans
CLEVELAND, Ohio. March 16, 1999.
Flashline.com, the premier online marketplace for JavaBeans and software components, today announced that Flashline.com will distribute online the newly enhanced versions of the IBM alphaWorks JavaBeans. Based on technology previously showcased on IBM's alphaWorks, the leaders pioneering emerging technologies, the JavaBeans are released as supported products for resale on Flashline (http://www.flashline.com/Components/JavaBeans.jsp). The first of these "alphaBeans" are currently available from Flashline, and the others will be added to Flashline's component marketplace in the coming months.
The alphaBeans collection consists of 250 JavaBeans that range from utility and file processing JavaBeans to components that will XML-ize Java applications. The newly enhanced versions of alphaBeans have been upgraded to implement suggestions from thousands of developers worldwide who have used and tested the alphaBeans on the IBM alphaWorks Web site.
"We are delighted to see Flashline responding to the market demand for Java components, and to supply our alphaBeans to help Flashline's customers create Java applications easily," said Dave Pullin, director of IBM's JavaBeans Around The World project.
"alphaBeans are a shining example that component-based development has finally arrived. These and other JavaBeans components are ushering in a new model for software development characterized by high quality, tested, reusable components," said Charles M. Stack, president and CEO of Flashline. "Developers no longer have to reinvent the wheel, but can rapidly assemble applications using pre-tested components."
Flashline.com is a privately held company pioneering the development to build the software component market. It is a resource for developers looking to research, buy and sell reusable components. Flashline resells JavaBeans and other software components and development tools from companies including IBM, KL Group, ProtoView Development, Rogue Wave Software, and more. It is fourth in a family of successful Internet companies created by Charles Stack, who is well known for creating the first retail store on the Internet, Books.com.
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