CUPERTINO, Calif. --January 6, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today continued providing top-notch web development tools by announcing the availability of Symantec Café for Macintosh and Windows, and the recently announced Visual Café for Windows. Symantec also is showing its commitment to the Macintosh development community by offering the first soup-to-nuts web development solution.
Macintosh developers will now be able to easily create Java applets and applications using drag-and-drop within Visual Café. In addition, Macintosh web designers will be able to visually create sophisticated web sites with Visual Page, and easily embed Java applets, previewing them and creating some of the most exciting web pages on the Macintosh. Visual Café and Visual Page represent the ultimate combination for the new web developer/designer in terms of ease-of-use, and at the same time provide top features for the professional developer/designer.
"We are very pleased to deliver on our commitment to the Macintosh community by providing the ultimate web page and visual Java development solution first on the Macintosh," said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec's Internet Tools Division. "We wanted to provide the capability for Mac users to be able to create top-notch pages and Java applets on their favorite platform, and be able to easily share them with Windows users."
"Symantec, a long-time partner to Apple, has extensive experience on the Mac platform and knowledge of the Mac OS tools market," said Larry Tesler, vice president of Apple's AppleNet Division. "Apple is delighted that Symantec's Macintosh Java tools are now available for the Macintosh, the preferred platform of the majority of professional web site designers."
Visual Page for Macintosh is the latest in the new generation of web page development tools. It provides a true WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment for creating sophisticated web sites. It supports two-way development by allowing both visual drag-and-drop of web page elements, as well as direct editing of the underlying HTML code. Visual Page supports the latest HTML extensions, including direct visual frame editing, table editing capabilities, cut and paste of Excel spreadsheets, QuickTime movies, a site window for managing web pages, as well as remote download and publishing features to and from web and ftp sites right from the page development environment. Visual Page also fully embeds Java in web pages and visually previews the execution of Java applets from within the page display. Users can simply drag-and-drop Java classes developed with Visual Café and drop it into a page to see it run.
Symantec Visual Café is a powerful visual RAD tool for developing Java applets and applications. With Visual Café, Macintosh developers can quickly build sophisticated applications utilizing any of over eighty pre-built Java Beans components, using drag and drop. Visual Café automatically generates the Java code. In addition, Visual Café supports two-way development, which allows professional developers to directly modify the Java source code, and Visual Café will keep the visual forms and source code of the app in sync at all times. New technologies -- including live Java controls, Java layout management and advanced Java debugging -- dramatically shorten the development process. Visual Café also incorporates Java class and hierarchy browsing capabilities, the fastest native compiler, as well as a Just-In-Time compiler for Macintosh, which was recently licensed by Netscape Communications for inclusion in the upcoming Netscape Navigator 4.0 browser.
Pricing And Availability
Visual Café for Macintosh is now available for purchase on the Symantec website (http://cafe.symantec.com) for an estimated retail price of US $199.95. Symantec Café for Macintosh and Symantec C++ for Macintosh users can crossgrade to Visual Café for US $99.95. Visual Page is also now available for purchase for an estimated retail price of US $99.00. Symantec Café for Macintosh and Symantec C++ for Macintosh users can crossgrade to Visual Page for US $79.95. Café for Macintosh is also available for $99.95. All products can also be bought by calling (800) 441-7234 or will be available through all major computer stores, software retailers, and corporate resellers. Crossgrades will not be offered through retail channels.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java, is the de facto standard platform for network computing.
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, or (541) 334-6054.
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