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Netscape Announces Application Builder 3.0

Netscape Communications Corp. announced Netscape Application Builder 3.0, a development environment for building multi-tier distributed applications deployed on Netscape Application Server software.

Netscape Application Builder 3.0 provides a development solution for the Netscape Application Server deployment platform, delivering an integrated workspace of graphical tools and wizards that enables developers to build presentation, business, and data logic components.

The product includes an integrated workspace for project management, visual editing of HTML pages with a palette for WYSIWYG data-bound page design, editing and debugging of Java application code, and a graphical SQL query editor to create data access logic.

Netscape Application Builder 3.0 also provides an application map to graphically view the dependencies and flow of all the components within an application. A set of wizards helps developers get up to speed quickly and enables them to rapidly create sophisticated, transactional Internet applications.

Netscape Application Builder 3.0 is currently available in private beta and is expected to be generally available in Q4 1998 for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Solaris 2.51 and 2.6.