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Day: May 8, 2001

Documentum Web Development Kit Available

Documentum announced the availability of Documentum Web Development Kit (WDK). The new J2EE-compliant toolkit allows for rapid application development and deployment, and provides partners with the basis for quickly building new products and solutions on Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. Based on Java, WDK allows developers to work within environments that are familiar to them, thereby reducing the time, learning, and costs required to develop Web applications. WDK addresses developers’ needs by making it easier and faster to develop Web-based applications on top of Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. The toolkit includes a library of more than 50 components — reusable, pre-built objects that perform common Documentum functions — that developers can use to quickly create and deploy new Web-based applications that leverage the strength of the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. Developers will also benefit from the advanced XML capabilities of the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform and WDK. The new toolkit makes XML available to Web applications on an application server, so content management processes such as lifecycle and workflow can be applied, further extending the functionality of the traditional Web content management application. The native XML support includes the ability to chunk content, manage links and XML components, and import XML content into a Documentum repository. www.documentum.com

SearchCube Unleashes SearchRocket

SearchCube, Inc. announced SearchRocket, their Internet software with a new user-interface paradigm that facilitates rapid searching on the Internet and presents results in a compact, hierarchical format. SearchRocket is a Windows application that searches search engines such as Google and Yahoo as well as search engines in fields such as Information Technology, Medical, Finance, and Genealogy. The search results can be viewed in different ways, rapidly filtered, and selected links can be deleted, annotated or bookmarked. The results are saved using XML in a document known as a Search Cube that can be sent to other users or refreshed later. SearchRocket has features not available with other Internet search applications and bots. For example, a selected search result can serve as a “launch point” from which the user can initiate a new search, the results of which will be encapsulated under the selected search result. SearchRocket also can understand and expose individual search engine “power features” such as allowing a user to find other results similar to a chosen result. If a SearchRocket user chooses this option on a result then the similar pages are retrieved from the search engine and gathered and encapsulated under the selected link. SearchRocket also has the ability to expose search engine categories like Yahoo’s Category Matches as separate folders. The company is seeking co-branding opportunities with other suitable companies especially in the fields of Information Technology, Medical and Finance. The company also emphasizes that SearchRocket was designed to plug into almost any search engine with minimal effort and uses XML to configure it. SearchRocket can be downloaded for free from www.searchrocket.com. Download size is 1.1 MB. SearchRocket requires one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL, Opera, or MSN Explorer. www.searchcube.com

Mediasurface Unveils Mediasurface 3.5

Mediasurface introduced the next version of its content management application software, Mediasurface 3.5. The new release has three key attributes designed to distinguish it from other content management applications: Interaction – supports user roles, rules and processes and allows contributors, whether inside or outside the organization, to interactively create content while adhering to business processes through its flexible workflow capabilities; Intelligence – Combines knowledge and content management into Mediasurface 3.5, enabling the user community to intelligently store and retrieve content when needed; and Integration – New integration capabilities, including pre-built adapters for application servers, commerce applications and content exchange tools, along with a software developer’s kit. Mediasurface 3.5 includes a deep integration at the server level with APIs from Autonomy Dynamic Reasoning Reason Engine and Oracle Intermedia. Mediasurface 3.5 includes integration adapters to provide out-of-the-box integration with e-business products in a wide range of categories (CRM, e-Commerce, B2B marketplace, application servers, localization, digital channels and content exchange). The Mediasurface 3.5 software development kit (SDK) provides developers with the facilities — technical interfaces, open standards including XML, J2EE, LDAP and SQL, sample code, and best practices — to develop their own adapters and leverage many of the core features and extension points of the Mediasurface architecture. Mediasurface 3.5 will be available by the end of May 2001. www.mediasurface.com