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Cape Clear Software Announces Complete Support For Microsoft Visual Studio.NET with New Release of CapeConnect

Cape Clear Software Announces Complete Support For Microsoft Visual Studio.NET with New Release of CapeConnect

(February 5, 2002) - Cape Clear Software, a leading provider of Web services technology, has announced full support for Microsoft Visual Studio.NET in the latest release of its CapeConnect Web services platform. CapeConnect 3.5 extends Cape Clear's existing support by including native interoperability with the latest release candidate for Microsoft .NET framework and Microsoft VisualStudio.NET. CapeConnect 3.5 is available as a Beta release, with a full commercial release expected by the end of February 2002. CapeConnect 3.5 also adds significant new functionality, including support for databases over SOAP, enhanced UDDI functionality, and additional support for complex legacy applications.

"The J2EE versus .NET quandary is analogous to a comparison of commodity suppliers," commented Annrai O'Toole, CEO at Cape Clear Software Inc. "Barring issues of trust, the fundamental need of customers is that these services work as advertised. It is time for software vendors to realize that diversity is in the nature of computer technology and that the key requirement is interoperability. Our focus on .NET interoperability, with existing support for J2EE and CORBA, provides a means for every company to use the best tools and applications for their business, and to be comfortable in knowing that there will be seamless interoperability ."

CapeConnect is a complete Web services platform that allows developers to automatically expose existing Java, EJB, .NET, and CORBA components as Web services without writing code. CapeConnect is capable of connecting a wide range of technologies (including Java, J2EE, CORBA, C++, COM, C#, Visual Basic, and Perl) using Web services standards such as SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. CapeConnect 3.5 introduces a range of new functionality including complete support for .NET, improved database support, UDDI enhancements, native J2EE deployment, and support for complex legacy applications. Through the SOAPBuilders forum, CapeConnect 3.5 has been successfully tested for interoperability with many commercial Web services products. As a result of developers looking for more control of the Web services platform, CapeConnect 3.5 exposes a range of new APIs, including its SOAP parser, authentication module, serialization, transports, SOAP headers, HTTP Basic Authentication Support, and XML/XSLT Interceptor support.

The CapeConnect 3.5 Beta is available from Cape Clear Software immediately and can be downloaded from The full commercial release will be available on February 25, 2002.

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