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Borland sets date for Java tool

Borland will deliver a beta version of Open JBuilder, the Java-based development environment previously known as Latte, by the end of the year.

Borland International (BORL) will deliver a beta version of Open JBuilder, the Java-based development environment previously known as Latte, by the end of the year.

The announcement, made at the Software Development East conference in Washington, D.C., also included an early 1997 date for general availability of the product. Borland has not yet set pricing.

Open JBuilder is a development environment based on the cross-platform programming language Java from Sun Microsystems. The environment includes visual development tools, reusable JavaBeans components, and connectivity to databases.

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Borland also announced a new JBuilder partner program for third parties building components using Sun's JavaBeans specification. It will provide developers with pre-release versions of Open JBuilder so they can test JavaBeans components.

Also announced is shipment of Borland's InterBase 4.2 SQL database for Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT. The latest version includes 32-bit ODBC, 2.5 drivers, and 32-bit client libraries.