Anyone hoping to get into Web development will find a range of products at IDG’s upcoming Internet Commerce Expo.
Java will be flowing from all directions, with a preview of Borland’s Java RAD (rapid application development tool) J-Builder (formerly known as Latte) and as well as technology sessions by Oracle on Java strategy and an overview on the Java language by Sun.
For an alternative approach, check out Microsoft’s Web development tools — Visual J++, Visual Basic, Visual C++, FrontPage 97 and the new Visual InterDev. Microsoft will run a session on how these tools address Web development.
Renaissance, the distributor of Macro-media’s multimedia development tools, has chosen the Expo to launch the latest version 4.0 of AuthorWare Interactive Studio.
“The advent of the corporate intranet has provided a cost-effective medium for providing the kind of one-on- one training of field staff that has eluded many New Zealand companies until now,” says Suzanne Baillie, Renaissance’s business development manager. “The cost savings that are realised by providing interactive learning over a corporate intranet are significant enough. But when you add in the gains in staff knowledge and motivation that can be made and the timely availability of such information, the formula is a winner.”
The Internet Expo will also feature sessions by Web designers. Dave Blyth, director of Web Design and founder of the Web Designers of New Zealand association will show attendees what works in Internet design and what doesn’t.
Internet Expo will run for two days, May 27-28, and will be held at the Ellerslie Expo Centre in Auckland.