CUPERTINO, Calif. -- March 4, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today a new Java visual development environment named Symantec Café for Windows. Symantec Café is a standalone Java development tool not dependent on Symantec C++ and is the first to include graphical tools that dramatically speed up the development of Java applets and applications. Symantec Café features a native Java compiler that allows builds of Java programs several times faster than Sun's Java Development Kit compiler. It also provides the first fully integrated graphical debugger for Java, allowing developers to do source level debugging of their Java standalone applications, or applets that are embedded inside an HTML web page. In addition, Symantec Café provides a Class Browser with Java features such as JDK 1.0 from Sun, an introduction to Java programming book, and over 35 Java sample applets that help developers get started quickly using Java in their web pages.
"We have received tremendous response from Java developers with our first Java product, the Café patch, introduced in December. With our new standalone product, Café, we further extend our lead and momentum in the Java tools market," said Mansour Safai, general manager for Symantec’s applications and development tools. "Symantec Café provides cutting-edge Java development tools that are not available anywhere else, including visual design tools, a fast compiler, and a fully integrated, visual graphical debugger."
"The early availability of a complete toolset is a fundamental plank in Java platform," said Ruth Hennigar, general manager for language and applications at JavaSoft. "Symantec Café provides the first visual form editing and graphical debugging tools in an integrated windows development environment for Java."
Symantec Café also includes Café Studio which provides the capability for visually creating Java views and forms by dragging and dropping visual controls on a Java form. In addition, the user can select from a series of predefined visual templates for maximum productivity. The user can simply select a graphical object and directly modify the Java code for handling specific events. Café Studio also provides a menu editor for Java, and the capability of taking existing Windows resource scripts and automatically converting them to Java source code.
Key Symantec Café Features Include: