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New and Notesworthy: June 2005

In this month's roundup of Notes/Domino news, developers gain two education options and quality management software. Administrators, on the other hand, get a way to monitor replicating Notes databases and a double-the-money-back guarantee on an e-mail filter.

TLCC, ToJava offer help for Java developers

The Learning Continuum Co.'s newest course, Introduction to WebSphere Using Rational Developer 6, teaches developers with basic Java skills to use Rational Developer 6 to create and test Java applications, Web pages, servlets and JavaServer Pages. After taking the course, developers should be ready for the certification exam to become an IBM Certified Associate Developer -- Rational Application Developer for WebSphere. The retail price is $599; a free demonstration version of the course is available online.

Meanwhile, ToJava Inc.'s QuickStart gives enterprises a full license to ToJava Technology 2.0 and five days of on-site training to assist those migrating Notes/Domino to J2EE. In training, developers carry a sample application from the beginning of the migration process (the porting of a Notes/Domino front end) to the end (the connection with back-end databases). In addition, ToJava Technology 2.0 includes a class library, a tag library and a converter that reads Notes designs and builds the corresponding J2EE application. The full license and training is available for $15,000.

Genii enables Notes-to-Web rich text editing

CoexEdit 1.0, the latest offering from Genii Software Ltd., allows users to edit rich text from either a Notes client or a Web browser without agents, scripts or coding. Images, attachments, tables or document links can be added, deleted or modified without a significant loss of formatting. The software is compatible with Windows server platforms running Notes 5.x and above and will soon be available for Linux and AIX. It also runs with any major Web browser. CoexEdit begins at $5,000 per server and $4,000 for each additional server.

Replication Auditor monitors data moving between Notes databases

Ytria Inc. has added the Replication Auditor to its latest version of ScanEZ, a tool that lets administrators and developers debug, edit and monitor databases. With the Replication Auditor, admins can see all elements of a database, such as documents and profiles, which are being replicated between two databases. The two databases are shown side by side, with icons identifying which documents have been sent where, and replication conflicts are automatically identified. ScanEZ is available starting at $349.

Segue's Test Manager covers the entire development cycle

With SilkCentral Test Manager 8.0 from Segue Software Inc., developers can trace software quality during the entire development life cycle, even when applications span multiple components and platforms. Test Manager consists of five modules – requirements management, test planning, test execution, issue management and reporting – which help developers define, measure, manage and improve application quality. Features new to version 8.0 include a hierarchal treeview and deep integration with IBM Rational ClearQuest.

Firm guarantees an end to open relaying, spam

Dymeta, a division of Comco Inc., has developed an e-mail filter it claims can stop all open relaying and block all spam. In fact, the company has placed a "200% No Relay Guarantee" on trimMail Inbox, which combines e-mail traffic management technology with individual and domain-level management. "Any customer who can break our box deserves the (money-back guarantee)," TrimMail Inbox Product manager Aaron Gillette says. The product is compatible with Notes, Exchange, Novell Groupwise and Sendmail and range from $995 to $9,000. No licensing fees are required.

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