April 12, 1999--RevealNet, Inc., developer of knowledge-based solutions and
development tools, and technical publisher O'Reilly & Associates announced
today that the two companies are partnering to create Java knowledge bases.
This partnership will leverage RevealNet's already extensive integration of
similar knowledge bases and development tools for the Oracle market and
O'Reilly's position as the world's leading publisher of Java technical books.
"RevealNet and O'Reilly have collaborated on 'bookware' in the past, but this
venture is different--we're jointly developing a software product for Java
developers built on best-practice expertise," says Tom White, RevealNet
president. "The Java knowledge base will integrate expert technical content
with software delivery mechanisms that actively engage users in the process
of software development. It's a customizable software tool that will
deliver 'active knowledge' directly into the application development
Working with O'Reilly's vast Java technical reference library, RevealNet will
deploy best-practice knowledge focused on solving the majority of Java
development requirements. Users will also have the ability to add, organize,
search, and customize the knowledge bases with site-specific technical
content, applets, and source code.
"Our customers have a definite need for the embedded knowledge bases
RevealNet creates, and this partnership is another indication of O'Reilly's
commitment to publish the best technical knowledge in the most cutting-edge
media," says Steve Jacoby, manager of corporate sales at O'Reilly. "RevealNet
Knowledge Bases complement all our other products and services allowing
Corporate Sales at O'Reilly to offer customers complete solutions for thier
information needs in a variety of mediums."
The first release is expected to be shipped early this fall.
Prior to its partnership with O'Reilly, RevealNet
has for the last eight years concentrated on developing knowledge-based
solutions and expert coding tools to keep Oracle and DB2 projects on
schedule and on budget. RevealNet's SQL-based products are tightly
integrated within other host products from such major commercial software
vendors as Platinum technology, Quest Software, Embarcadero Technologies, and
Sylvain Faust Inc. RevealNet products include Oracle code formatters, code
generators, code libraries, and expert knowledge bases. Developed by a
team of world-renowned Oracle authors, RevealNet products cover over 3,000
topics dealing with the tasks and challenges of Oracle--from administration
and configuration management, to application design and performance tuning.
The company's knowledge bases can quickly and reliably answer nearly 80
percent of daily Oracle questions. For more information, visit
or call 800.738.3254.