Rocket Software Unveils SB/XA Personal Edition

Rocket Software has announced that a new version of the SystemBuilder Extensible Architecture (SB/XA) Personal Edition is available for customers now using Personal Editions of UniData or UniVerse. This new version incorporates all the features and benefits provided in SB/XA 6.0.1.

SB/XA 6.0.1, released in November 2009, is designed to maximize its customers' investments in U2 technology. SB/XA is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) and deployment environment that delivers up-to-the-minute interface design and portable reporting capabilities. Existing SB+ applications can automatically convert without requiring changes to the underlying code.

"Our customers have long enjoyed the powerful data management capabilities inherent in our data servers, and are invested in applications that use them," says Susie Siegesmund, vice president and general manager, U2 Brand. "At the same time they have to stay current with modern interface and reporting standards - without breaking the bank. SB/XA gives them the tools they need to quickly and cost-effectively bring their SB+ applications into the 21st century."

"Many of our customers have devoted years of development effort to creating robust, feature-rich SB+ applications, but until now they've lacked a way to update their visual interface," adds Vinnie Smith, tools product requirements manager, U2 Brand. "Some applications have as many as 3,000 or more screens to update and the cost and effort required to re-code each and every one would be prohibitive. Worse, it would probably destabilize the underlying logic. We decided to create a new user interface (UI) using XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) to present existing SB+ application in a fresh, new, visually compelling UI without requiring changes to the underlying business application logic."

Download trial editions of Rocket Software's U2 products here.