Software development company Visix Software Inc has announced the latest version of its flagship Galaxy application development environment. Version 3.0 of the C and C++ environment enables developers to write an application that will operate across Windows NT, 95, Unix, Macintosh and OS/2 without having to change any of the code. Reston, Virginia-based Visix has developed a series of new functions for the latest release of Galaxy, including multi-threading capabilities that should result in faster applications. A forms and fields function adds the ability to automatically create and implement form-based functionality so that users can customize applications. Visix claims the new functions in Galaxy 3.0 will enable developers to build complex graphical, distributed cross-system applications with almost the same amount of effort required to build a simple application for a single operating system. Database independence is achieved through ODBC interfaces to Oracle and Sybase. Galaxy 3.0 is available now on Windows NT and Solaris for C++ developers. Additional versions supporting systems that include Sun OS, Digital Unix, Iris, HP-UX, Macintosh, OS/2 and Siemens, will ship in the first quarter of next year in C and C++. All version are priced at $11,500 per developer seat. Visix, which employs 70 people in Reston, Virginia, recently lost its chief executive officer and five key software developers (CI No 3,281), but denied it was in trouble.
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