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WebGain Targets E-Business

WebGain Inc. Wednesday released WebGain Studio, an integrated e-commerce development solution designed to make customers' e-business concepts their e-business realities.

WebGain Studio integrates several leading technologies into a product suite. It is WebGain's attempt to provide an end-to-end, browser-to-database Java development solution and deliver a comprehensive component-based solution to enable companies to quickly move into the current e-commerce marketplace.

WebGain Studio is designed to help enterprises substantially improve programmer productivity and application completeness and quality, while dramatically reducing the time required to get e-commerce applications to market. WebGain Studio targets enterprises, independent software vendors, system integrators and value-added resellers.

WebGain Studio is built on today's leading technologies acquired and licensed from Symantec (VisualCafe), Macromedia (Dreamweaver), Tendril Software (StructureBuilder), The Object People (TOPlink), and Sun Microsystems (Java). By integrating and extending these proven technologies, WebGain Studio will raise the bar for developer productivity, and establish a new standard for an integrated e-commerce studio, a statement released by the company said.

WebGain Studio is available in standard and professional editions. Both versions enable Web design, and client and server-side development. Both version of contain five modules: WebGain Author, WebGain VisualCafe, WebGain StructureBuilder, WebGain TOPLink, and WebGain Open API. The Professional Edition also provides object-relational database mapping.

The initial release of WebGain Studio will be tightly integrated with three of popular application servers: BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere and iPlanet. Future releases will add support for other application servers. WebGain Studio will be available for BEA WebLogic in 30 days, and IBM WebSphere and iPlanet shortly thereafter. Both the standard and professional editions will be sold through direct and indirect channels

Privately-held WebGain seeks to help IT and business teams gain competitive advantage by enabling them to rapidly build Java-component-based e-commerce applications that can be deployed easily across a variety of e-commerce application servers. WebGain Studio is the company's flagship product. WebGain's other products are VisualCafe and StructureBuilder.