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VISIBLE Developer 3.1 helps developers build XML Web services applications at half the cost and effort of traditional development methods.

San Francisco, CA - February 11, 2003 -- Visible Systems Corporation, a member of the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integration Program (VSIP), unveiled the next iteration of its tool, Visible Developer 3.1, designed to help companies more efficiently build enterprise XML Web services using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. Visible Developer 3.1 now works within the Visual Studio .NET IDE to automatically generate 90+% of the business logic and database access code in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET directly from the application model. With Visible Developer 3.1, companies building new applications or moving existing applications to the Microsoft .NET Framework can save 50% of the cost of traditional development methods. Visible Systems will release the next version of Visible Developer to support Visual Studio .NET 2003 for availability in Summer 2003.

"Visible just made it easier for companies to move to XML Web services," said Mike Cesino, President and COO of Visible Systems. "We've added support for Microsoft Visual C# .NET code generation to our proven Visible Developer product, which already generates production code for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, ASP and Visual Basic .Net. Visible Developer goes well beyond the shell code produced by competitive products by generating a production application."

"Visible Developer complements and extends the power of Microsoft Visual Studio. NET 2003 by automatically generating business logic for the developer," said David Lazar, director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is glad to see Visible delivering such a robust solution to our mutual customers."

About Visible Developer ( )

Visible Developer 3.1 is a software component design and development tool that generates fully functional three-tier applications incorporating the latest technologies: ADO.NET, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET and XML. It maps the physical database design to a single logical business object. Developers use design-time objects to express business requirements in Visible Developer's model. Code patterns translate requirements into the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET classes, modules, forms, and stored procedures comprising the applications.

Because it is model-based, Visible Developer is particularly valuable to companies that use model-driven architecture. By combining a single model of the business application with the Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET code patterns, Developer lets companies modernize applications without the cost and risk of a rewrite. The IT group gets greater leverage from its existing staff, and developers maintain focus on adding business value.

Visible Developer's model-based development results in reusable, technology-neutral business components. The current product includes code generation for Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET. A synchronization feature keeps the business component design consistent with the underlying database.

Visible Developer Professional edition is priced at $1,995 and Visible Developer Standard edition is priced at $595.

About Visible Systems Corporation ( )

Visible Systems enables companies to significantly reduce the cost of developing Microsoft .NET applications. In business for 20 years, Visible has applied proven technology to the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET community, introducing Visible Developer 3.1.

Headquartered in Lexington, MA, Visible offers end-to-end, model-based solutions for developing and managing large-scale software and database applications. Products include: Visible Analyst, a powerful software analysis and design tool that supports UML, XML, and round-trip structured software engineering in one integrated tool set; Visible Developer, a model-based application design and code generation tool; and Razor and Razor LCSIS, an integrated software configuration management and product data management system. Visible customers include National Security Agency, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Boeing, Motorola, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and Los Alamos National Labs.


2003 Visible Systems Corporation. All rights reserved. Visible Developer is a trademark of Visible Systems Corporation. Visible Analyst and Razor are registered trademarks of Visible Systems Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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