Instantiations WindowBuilder Pro™ Achieves Ready for IBM Rational Software Validation

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Leading Java GUI Builder also exceeds best practices indicator in the certification program.

We are committed to continuing to make the best product out there by listening to our customers' needs, and staying on top of the latest technology.

Instantiations, Inc., a trusted provider of software quality and productivity solutions for the Eclipse platform, today announced that its popular GUI building tool, WindowBuilder Pro, is validated as Ready for IBM Rational software. This validation informs IBM Rational developers and customers that WindowBuilder Pro meets the essential integration requirements when installed into IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform products including Rational Application Developer. Additionally, WindowBuilder Pro achieved the Ready for IBM Rational software Best Practices Indicator - meeting guidelines beyond the mandatory requirements.

Instantiations will demonstrate WindowBuilder Pro at the IBM Rational Software Development Conference in Orlando, FL this week. The WindowBuilder product family includes support for the Eclipse Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT Designer™), Java™ Swing (Swing Designer™) and the Google Web Toolkit (GWT Designer™). WindowBuilder Pro enables developers to create user interfaces in minutes with tools for intelligent layout assistance, drag-and-drop and automatic code generation.

"We are very pleased to receive Ready for IBM Rational software validation. Our team has worked hard to maintain WindowBuilder Pro as the leading GUI building tool available for Eclipse, and we're thrilled that IBM recognizes all of our hard work," said Eric Clayberg, Sr. Vice President of Product Development, Instantiations. "We are committed to continuing to make the best product out there by listening to our customers' needs, and staying on top of the latest technology."

The Ready for IBM Rational software validation program provides a method for IBM Business Partners (Instantiations is an IBM PartnerWorld advanced level partner) to differentiate their application development tools from the competition, and is based on specific integration criteria. The Best Practices Indicator further acknowledges the safety, serviceability, universality and user experience of the WindowBuilder integration into the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform.

WindowBuilder is Instantiations' second product to achieve similar recognition. In 2006, its CodePro product received the first ever Ready for WebSphere® Studio software validation.

WindowBuilder Pro
WindowBuilder Pro for Java was first launched by Instantiations in 2004 and is currently on release v. 6.6.0. WindowBuilder Pro is a market-leading bi-directional Eclipse GUI builder which seamlessly integrates into any Eclipse-based Java development environment. With its drag-and-drop functionality, developers can easily add many components and create complicated windows in minutes, with Java code being generated automatically. The product includes a visual design editor, wizards, intelligent layout assistants, localization and more.

Pricing and Availability
WindowBuilder Pro is available for USD $329 with a traditional software license. Customers receive 90 days of support and maintenance updates (starting on the date of purchase), and can purchase annual upgrade and support subscriptions for $115. Instantiations also offers corporate discounts and site licenses. For additional information or pricing on this product, please contact Instantiations at (800) 808-3737. The products and free 14-day trials may be downloaded immediately at http://www.instantiations.com/windowbuilder.

About Instantiations
Based in Portland, Ore., Instantiations is a leading innovator of Eclipse-based solutions and focuses its products and services on improving quality, productivity and time-to-market for global software development organizations. Led by a team of internationally-recognized pioneers in Java software technology, Instantiations is a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation and an IBM Business Partner, advanced level, with a line of products for Eclipse, IBM Rational®, JBuilder® and MyEclipse™. The company is named as one the fastest-growing Oregon companies two years running and has been ranked among the top 100 companies influencing software development by SD Times. For more information, visit http://www.instantiations.com or call +1-503-598-4913.

WindowBuilder Pro, Swing Designer, SWT Designer, GWT Designer and CodePro AnalytiX are trademarks of Instantiations, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. The Ready for IBM Rational software and WebSphere software marks and the trademarks contained therein are trademarks of IBM Corp. IBM is not the licensor of this Business Partner's product and does not make any warranties regarding this Business Partner's product. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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