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October 30, 2003
BOULDER, Colorado
Select Business Solutions launches Select Digislice AppComposer in a partnership with DigiSlice Corporation. This product is a visual authoring tool that has been designed to plug and play components speeding the assembly of applications and promoting a Component-Based Development Approach.

Component Based Development (CBD) is fast becoming the de-facto approach for software development. With benefits ranging from simplification and parallel working to pluggable maintenance and reuse CBD proves to provide significant financial gains.

Select Digislice AppComposer extends support for Component Based Development into the build of the application. Select Component Factory enables the architectural and systems design and Select Digislice AppComposer helps you visualize, run, debug and deploy your component based application.

Select Digislice AppComposer works as a standards-based solution that accelerates the development of fully-distributed enterprise applications enabling even non-Java developers to assemble J2EE, JSP, servlet, Web Service and applet-based components.
"We believe that Select Digislice AppComposer enables commercial organizations to benefit from "eXtreme Reuse". Now organizations can plug and play components though worldwide repositories simply and easily with little Java development experience," comments Don Hanson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Select Business Solutions.

Hedley Apperly VP Marketing and Development, Select Business Solutions explains "the key benefits provided by Select Component Factories Component Based Design can be extended further though Select Digislice AppComposer. It has been proven that the most cost effective development strategy is to Reuse, before you Rent, before you Buy before you Build. Select Digislice AppComposer helps you achieve this goal simply and effectively with little additional training or experience."

Select Digislice AppComposer Supports:

Web Services Development
Select Digislice AppComposer work directly with live web services, enabling quick and easy deployment of new and existing Web Services. Includes support for WSDL and SOAP

Creation of EJB 2.0 Session Beans
Users can speed up the building of EJB applications for deployment on their application server, without coding them in a development environment. Includes support for EJB 2.0 stateful, stateless, synchronized-stateless, and message driven beans.

Integrates with Application Servers
Select Digislice AppComposer is compatible with and supports deployment of all standard J2EE Application Servers, including IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, and JBoss.

Component Search and Find
As well as using Select Component Manager developers can query, find, buy and reuse the ComponentSource on-line commercial component catalog from within one seamless environment. This ensures that developers are assembling applications in a cost effective manner by looking to buy in and reuse prebuilt components.

Live editing
Live editing provides real-time feedback on application changes even with Servlets and JSP beans.

Select Application Components helps developers define new components visually, build components hierarchically, increase modularity, and reuse core application functionality within other applications

Advanced debugging
Run and test applications as they are being assembled to ensure any bugs are found as early as possible reducing development lifecycle and costs.

Built-in web application server
EJB container (JBoss), JSP compiler (TomCatıs Jasper), and relational database (PointBase) for a quick, easy and out-of-the-box development solution.

To find out more:
To find out more please visit our website at Select Digislice AppComposer has a list price of $3000 per developer seat.

About Select Business Solutions
Select Business Solutions (, a Gores Technology Group operating company, is a leading international software company with customers drawn from the Global 1000. Select provides comprehensive solutions consisting of pragmatic tools and services, for business critical IT software development, deployment, management, information access and enterprise reporting. Headquartered in Boulder Colorado, Select operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe, in addition to a network of international distributors.

About Gores Technology Group
With headquarters in Los Angeles, Gores Technology Group (GTG) is a privately held international acquisition and management firm that pursues an aggressive strategy of acquiring promising high-technology organizations and managing them for growth and profitability. GTG has a successful track record of acquiring and successfully managing companies -- including many divisions acquired from large publicly traded companies -- through its commitment to customers, employees and continued development of intellectual property. GTG has acquired and managed approximately 40 interrelated but autonomous technology-oriented companies with locations throughout the world. Those companies provide a broad range of technology-based products and services to a substantial customer base representing millions of active users worldwide. Visit the company's Web site at

About DigiSlice Corporation
With headquarters in Portland, Oregon, DigiSlice Corporationıs mission is to provide component based technology solutions for enterprise-class applications with the ability to customize and integrate faster, cheaper, and better. The DigiSlice business model is based on the concept that software can be marketed as a commodity product using reusable software components to deliver customizable application solutions. We have done this by utilizing a core technology platform, AppComposer, which we acquired from WebGain in August 2002. DigiSlice AppComposer brings visual authoring development to standards-based Web service and component architectures, solving integration problems and delivering the business advantages of components and services. With AppComposer, not only are components reusable, but so are the smart behaviors ‹ the glue code used by AppComposer to connect components together. DigiSlice AppComposer products are sold and supported through exclusive engagements with authorized partners.

Trademark Information

Select, Select Business Solutions, the Select logo, Select Component Factory, eXtreme reuse, Select Digislice AppComposer, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Select Business Solutions, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Gores, GTG and Gores Technology Group are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gores Technology Group.

DigiSlice, DigiSlice AppComposer, and AppComposer are trademarks of DigiSlice Corporation. ComponentSource, and associated design marks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks by ComponentSource, and may be registered in the United States and/or other countries. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Tel: 00.44.1452.638828

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Tel: 1-800-717-7761

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