RealTime IT News

Elemental Software Releases Drumbeat 2.0

Elemental Software today announced its Drumbeat 2.0 Web authoring software.

According to Elemental, nonprogramming Web professionals will now be able to create interactive, cross-browser, database-driven Web sites without writing any code.

With Drumbeat 2.0, Elemental Software introduces its "Interaction Builder" utility, which gives developers the ability to easily create and manage Web applications, spending less time and less money than was previously possible using conventional tools. The Preview Edition of Drumbeat 2.0 is now available for download from the Elemental Software Web site.

The "Father of Visual Basic," Alan Cooper, played a key role in the design of Drumbeat 2.0. He wanted developers to feel like they have an engineer on call--the tool should be that intuitive and easy to use. Cooper visualized a tool that has the power to create real business solutions using point-and-click, WYSIWYG methods.

By using English-language-style associations rather than programming languages, Drumbeat Interaction Builder enables users to develop solid business applications.

For each design element, or combination of design elements, Drumbeat offers a list of appropriate interactions, including:

  • DHTML filters and transition effects
  • media controllers and players
  • form validations
  • CSS-style modifications
  • DHTML fly-ins
  • record set navigation

Drumbeat 2.0 Professional is expected to be released in March for a retail price of $799, while the standard version of Drumbeat 2.0 will sell for $399.

For more information, or to download the preview release of Drumbeat 2.0, visit the Elemental Software Web site.