Developer Product Briefs

JDBC/DB2 and Ritmo/DB2 .NET Provider, ISIS Xpress v3, and Parasoft SOAtest 5.5

JDBC/DB2 and Ritmo/DB2 .NET Provider
HiT Software Inc. has announced support for IBM PureXML in its JDBC/DB2 and Ritmo/DB2 .NET Provider data connectivity products, allowing JDBC and .NET Framework-based applications and developers to access XML data residing on DB2 for AIX, z/OS, Linux, and Windows systems. These new releases also provide support for BINARY and VARBINARY data types on DB2 version 9 for z/OS.

IBM’s PureXML feature in DB2 9 allows DB2 application developers and users to access XML data using both SQL and XQuery languages. HiT Software’s support for PureXML lets users of its DB2 connectivity products immediately leverage DB2 version 9 features in both Java and Microsoft .NET environments with dependable, high-performance, small-footprint data access.

Fully operational trial versions of HiT JDBC/DB2 and Ritmo/DB2 .NET Provider are available for download from the HiT Software Web site.

JDBC/DB2 and Ritmo/DB2 .NET Provider
HiT Software Inc.
Price: Contact vendor for pricing
Web: www.hitsw.com
Phone: 408-345-4001

ISIS Xpress v3
Pegasus Imaging Corp. has released ISIS Xpress v3. ISIS Xpress is a software development kit (SDK) used in either .NET or ActiveX COM development environments to control high-speed ISIS scanners. Designed for high-speed scanning of bitonal, grayscale, and color documents, it supports simultaneous image capture (multi-streaming), and provides access to ISIS scanner features.

Version 3 of ISIS Xpress now includes EMC Corp.’s most recent ISIS PixTools v8 library. The new SDK allows users to take full advantage of ISIS scanners supporting multi-stream technology, to simultaneously output multiple images from a single scan. This feature, although scanner-dependent, allows a combination of color, grayscale, and/or bitonal images to be captured at the same time. The new version also adds a “Driver and Scanner Model List” that provides a way of obtaining available scanner drivers without using the ISIS selection dialog. New image-access methods are available for .NET, and the standard Pegasus user-configurable debug logging has been added.

An expanded ISIS Xpress feature list and free, full-featured trial downloads can be found here.

ISIS Xpress v3
Pegasus Imaging Corp.
Price: Pricing for one to four runtime licenses starts at $90 and decreases for larger numbers of users
Web: www.pegasusimaging.com
Phone: 813-875-7575

Parasoft SOAtest 5.5
Parasoft Corp. is shipping version 5.5 of their Parasoft SOAtest testing solution. Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 adds new testing capabilities to its comprehensive and collaborative test suite and is designed specifically to increase productivity and efficiency for development teams working in complex service-oriented architectures (SOAs), including those working in the Microsoft .NET environment.

Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 is the first SOA testing solution to offer full capabilities for multi-protocol environments, including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The latest in a series of platform support capabilities, Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 allows .NET developers to exercise messages in multiple protocols as well as the proprietary Microsoft standards. Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 integrates fully with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System for Software Testers, allowing developers to share, manage, and execute Parasoft SOAtest projects, receiving results directly into Microsoft Visual Studio.

This new release also delivers a highly automated capability to create intelligent stubs that emulate the behavior of a running system, allowing the development organization to test services in the context of an application’s actual behavior and not the live running system. This saves tremendous time and resources.

Parasoft SOAtest 5.5 is available for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

Parasoft SOAtest 5.5
Parasoft Corp.
Price: Conctact vendor for pricing
Web: www.parasoft.com/soatest
Phone: 888-305-0041

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