Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:27:48 +0200 From: Helena Stolka <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: NetBeans, Inc. Teams with NETSALES for Global Distribution of Java IDE Press Release: Technology Writers & Business Editors Contact: Helena Stolka Director of Marketing and Public Relations, NetBeans, Inc. email@example.com http://www.netbeans.com Tel.: +4202 8300 7322 Fax: +4202 8300 7399 Prague, Czech Republic, August 31, 1998 - NetBeans, Inc. announces its distribution partnership with NETSALES. From September 1, 1998, NetBeans and NETSALES will collaborate on the worldwide distribution of NetBeans products. NETSALES is the leading provider of advanced e-commerce solutions for the computer industry. With over 500 clients from small niche publishers to software giants, it offers the industry's most advanced suite of e-commerce technologies, comprehensive solutions, and award-winning service. NETSALES will publish the full NetBeans product line in its network of virtual stores. "We're pleased to work with innovative, growing companies like NetBeans to bring the latest in their products to the world via our complete business network solution, " said Robert E. Fraser, NETSALES' President and CEO. In June, NetBeans, Inc. released to high acclaim the first beta of its flagship product, NetBeans Developer 2.0, a full-featured visual programming environment based on Swing/JFC. NetBeans is an object-oriented development tool that allows flexible programming on any platform that supports JDK 1.1.x, including NT, Win95/98, Linux, OS/2, Solaris, HP-UX, and others. By the end-September release of the full version, the number of new registered users should reach 30,000 worldwide. NetBeans' agreement with NETSALES supports the Java company's strategy for e-commerce - all NetBeans' products are available on the Internet for easy, fast, secure, and reliable delivery to customers. "We're excited about this new relationship with NETSALES, our first major step in the NetBeans global distribution strategy. Our goal is to provide our products in three clicks and three minutes to anyone connected to the Internet. We're looking forward to working closely with NETSALES to set a new standard for software publishing," added Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO of NetBeans, Inc.. NetBeans' product line consists of NetBeans Developer 2.0, a single-platform, single-user edition of the IDE, and NetBeans Enterprise, scheduled for a year-end release, a team-centric programming environment for multiple users working on multiple platforms. About NetBeans, Inc. NetBeans, Inc. is an emerging growth company based in Prague, Czech Republic, that has quickly risen to the forefront of Java technology development in Central Europe. NetBeans was founded in July, 1997, by a team of talented Java technology developers led by Roman Stanek, formerly the Regional Director of Central and Eastern Europe for Sybase. An expert in IT and high technology in emerging markets, Mr. Stanek is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is frequently quoted by the computer and business press. NetBeans is a privately held company whose investors include Esther Dyson, CEO of EDventure Holdings. Ms. Dyson is a leading private global technology investor and is widely known in the computer industry as an analyst on emerging information technologies worldwide, an author, a speaker, and an advisor (see http://www.edventure.com/bios/esther.html). Visit the NetBeans, Inc, web site at http://www.netbeans.com or call +4202 8300 7322. About NETSALES Founded in 1995, NETSALES is a leading electronic commerce provider offering high-quality, technologically advanced e-commerce services and programs for software publishers, online retailers, and VARs. Visit the NETSALES web site at http://www.netsales.net or call toll-free at 1-800-222-7232. Java, JFC (Java Foundation Classes), and JDK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.