Netscape to bundle Oracle Lite

Oracle and Netscape have announced that Netscape will bundle Oracle Lite into its Visual JavaScript Pro 1.0 development tool for World Wide Web applications. The bundling agreement will make it easier to develop and deploy Web applications for network computing, according to the companies. Applications developed using Oracle Lite together with Netscape's applications will ideally result in users working offline, but accessing applications via a browser as though they are on the Internet. Users will be able to replicate information from a server while on the network and store the information locally in the Oracle Lite database. Oracle paints Oracle Lite's size as its main advantage. Since it needs only 700Kb of memory, it can fit onto a mobile phone or a handheld device as well as a laptop PC.

Oracle and Netscape have announced that Netscape will bundle Oracle Lite into its Visual JavaScript Pro 1.0 development tool for World Wide Web applications.

The bundling agreement will make it easier to develop and deploy Web applications for network computing, according to the companies.

Applications developed using Oracle Lite together with Netscape's applications will ideally result in users working offline, but accessing applications via a browser as though they are on the Internet, according to Mark Jarvis, vice president of the server markting division at Oracle. Via a browser, users will be able to replicate information from a server while on the network and store the information locally in the Oracle Lite database. Oracle paints Oracle Lite's size as its main advantage. Since it needs only 700Kb of memory, it can fit onto a mobile phone or a handheld device as well as a laptop PC.

Netscape Visual JavaScript Pro is part of Netscape SuiteTools 2.0, a suite of application development tools that lets developers create applications for linking businesses with their customers via extranets. With Netscape SuiteTools 2.0, developers can both link JavaBeans together into applications and build additional JavaBean components.

Oracle Lite is a client-side database that needs less than 1Mb of memory and less than 2.5Mb of hard-disk space. It is specifically designed for mobile and embedded applications that need to be synchronized with central database servers. It supports a range of development languages and tools, such as Java, C/C++, Oracle tools, Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Basic, Powersoft Corp.'s PowerBuilder and Borland International Inc.'s Delphi.

Using Netscape Visual JavaScript with Oracle Lite installed directly on a developer's computer lets developers test applications quickly without having to install a remote database, the companies said.

Netscape expects to ship Netscape SuiteTools 2.0 this month. Pricing is expected to be US$995 per developer seat. Separately, Netscape Visual JavaScript Pro 1.0, Visual JavaScript, and Netscape Component Builder 1.0 will ship this month at an expected per-developer price of $795, $495 and $295 respectively.

Netscape, based in Mountain View, California, can be reached on the World Wide Web at http://home.netscape.com/. Oracle, of Redwood Shores, California, is at http://www.oracle.com/.

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