The latest beta version of the tool, now code-named Jato, fixes several bugs and will allow developers to drag and drop JavaBeans and ActiveX components into Java applications.
Powersoft has added several new components to the tool including a visual SQL query editor, improved documentation, and the inclusion of jdbcConnect, Sybase's data access tool for multitier intranet applications.
Jato, slated to ship by mid-1997, will join the company's stable of existing development tools, which includes PowerBuilder, Optima++, and NetImpact Studio.
Jato will look and feel similar to Optima++, according to Tina Pitts, a marketing specialist at Powersoft, and will include data-aware Java controls and drivers for Sybase databases and middleware.
Sybase also announced today Watcom C/C++ version 11.0, an updated version of the company's C and C++ compiler. The new version improves performance of deployed applications, and adds support for Intel MMX-enabled Pentium processors. Watcom C/C++ 11.0 costs $350. Upgrades from competitive products are priced at $199. Upgrades from previous versions of the tool cost $149.