Exadel Announces Exadel Studio 3.0 for Simplified and Accelerated Web Application Development; Open Source Leader Exadel Extends Eclipse IDE with New Visual Editing Tools and Extensive Hibernate Support

JavaOne 2005
Booth #530
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2005--Exadel, Inc., a leading provider of software, services, and support that enables companies to create mission-critical business applications based on open source and Java technologies, today announced the availability of Exadel Studio Pro 3.0, an advanced enterprise-class Web application development suite designed to work with Eclipse 3.1, the widely used Integrated Development Environment (IDE) platform. Combining visual and source-oriented development approaches with support for multiple open source technologies including, JSF, Struts, Hibernate and Spring, Exadel's latest product offering simplifies and accelerates the application development lifecycle, enabling developers to spend less time analyzing programming problems and more time addressing critical business issues.

"Exadel has been a long time supporter of the Eclipse platform," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. "In addition to being a great Java IDE, Eclipse provides the platform for companies to build and integrate software development tools. Exadel continues to extend, adapt and deliver leading-edge tools and services that broaden the Eclipse open source community."

“DecisionCenter, Peregrine's new enterprise class product that optimizes the allocation of IT resources and service levels, requires a flexible product framework backed by reliable services”

The new features within Exadel Studio Pro 3.0 are designed to help enterprise developers keep pace with rapidly changing business environments:

New WYSIWYG JSP page designer allows users to radically shorten development cycles and work seamlessly between applications:

-- 100 percent seamless WYSIWYG for both Windows and Linux environments

-- Wide range of pre-defined JSP tags, Struts tags and JSF components

-- Powerful capabilities to customize the "design-time" look for custom-made JSF components and JSP tags

-- Full support for drag and drop between project navigator, component palette and Page Designer windows

-- Support for both fixed ("grid") and floating page layouts

-- In-place component resizing

New Hibernate mapping tools allow developers to create advanced database mapping to Web applications with little or no knowledge of Hibernate:

-- Full support for forward, reverse and "meet-at-the-middle" engineering approaches

-- Mapping validator with Quick Fix function

-- Support for refactoring between Java and Hibernate mapping metadata

-- Specialized wizards for all of the different aspects of object/relational mapping, including field and class auto-mapping with a unique incremental functionality (Named Queries, Fetch Strategy, Class Cache, DDL generation and Hibernate configuration wizards)

Enhanced functionality that simplifies development work:

-- Improved "Project Capabilities" wizard with ability to add new capabilities to the project for Struts, JSF RE, MyFaces, Spring and Hibernate

-- Full code assist for JSP, XML, TLD file and special code assist for JSF expression language and common project database that collect data about all project artifacts

-- Verification Framework for XML, JSP and Java Code, JSF configuration file verification and advanced JSP syntax rules

-- Code generation and refactoring support for JSF Managed Beans and JSF configuration

For a complete list of features and functionality in Exadel Studio Pro 3.0, please visit: http://www.exadel.com/products_devpreview.htm.

"DecisionCenter, Peregrine's new enterprise class product that optimizes the allocation of IT resources and service levels, requires a flexible product framework backed by reliable services," said Tim Knight, Director of Development, Peregrine Systems, Inc. "The advanced development features and professional-level quality inherent in Exadel's Studio Pro line of products coupled with the company's support for multiple open source technologies is helping to accelerate the successful design and development of this application."

"From the financial services industry to the retail sector, IT departments for organizations of all sizes have realized the visibility, control and cost benefits of an open source-based application development strategy," said Fima Katz, founder and CEO of Exadel. "Our latest offering underscores Exadel's commitment to aligning our customers' software capabilities with their operational needs. We always look forward to helping our customers achieve their broader business goals."

Pricing and Availability

Exadel Studio Pro 3.0 is available now for immediate download and trial use as a "Developer Preview." In conjunction with the availability of Eclipse 3.1, the general release will be available early August 2005 for $99 SRP. A new purchase includes a one-year subscription for technical support and product updates including bug fixes and all major version releases that become available during the term of the subscription. To purchase or download Exadel products, please visit www.exadel.com.

About Exadel

Exadel, Inc. is a leading provider of software, services, and support that enable companies to create mission-critical business applications based on open source and Java technologies. Offering unmatched expertise at building reliable business solutions, Exadel solves real business problems for hundreds of domestic and international clients, including ABN AMRO Bank (www.mortgage.com), AT&T, Bank of America, eBay, Echopass, GE, Honeywell, and Time Warner. Exadel's fast, scalable, and cost-effective solutions reduce application lifecycle costs and development time, eliminating vendor lock-in, and improving overall client productivity. Exadel's product line includes Exadel Studio and Exadel Studio Pro, the most advanced Web application development tools designed for open source (supporting JSF, Struts, Hibernate, ORM, and many other platforms). Founded in 1998, Exadel is privately owned and located in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, go to www.exadel.com or call 1.888.4exadel.

Exadel is a registered trademark of Exadel, Inc. All other products and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Exadel, Inc.
Amy Cole, 925-602-5571
acole@exadel.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Nate Hermes or Kathryn Bevan, 415-512-0770
exadel@schwartz-pr.com

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