For Immediate Release
Liliana Avila
Marketing Communications Manager
(510) 548-3600, x113

Franz Inc. Unveils Software Development Suite Allegro CL 6.0:

Dynamic Lisp Tools suited for Internet, Java Connections, and more

Berkeley, CA, November 16, 2000Franz Inc. is shipping its newest cross-platform development environment, Allegro CL®6.0. Combining the natural object-oriented capabilities of Lisp, a powerful and mature programming language with the accessibility of the Internet, Allegro CL 6.0 furnishes software developers with the tools needed to meet the growing demand for robust, flexible, scalable and internet-ready applications.

Web-Enabling Technology

"Allegro CL 6.0 represents the future of internet-ready development tools," says Fritz Kunze, Franz Inc.'s CEO. "With the introduction of secure sockets and Java tools, it's easier than ever to web-enable applications". Version 6.0 showcases a dynamic Lisp-based web-server, a Java Tool Suite (enabling Allegro CL to link directly to Java without additional software), XML and HTML parsing and generation, SSL Socket Streams, 64-bit architecture and a variety of other enhancements.

Seamless Interoperability and Connectivity

"We've especially focused on interoperability, speed, and connectivity issues, recognizing that internet applications of the future require integration from a variety of data sources and legacy programs," adds Richard Barber, Franz Inc.'s VP of Technology. "We've significantly enhanced our Integrated Development Environment, debugging tools for multiple threads and Unicode support for international applications. In addition, we fully encourage enterprise connectivity by providing CORBA, OLE/COM, ODBC and object database support," says Barber.

Franz Inc., based in Berkeley, California, is the leading vendor of dynamic object-oriented development tools featuring Allegro Common Lisp and CLOS. Founded in 1984 and privately held, Franz Inc. has demonstrated consistent growth and profitability since its inception. All its founders remain actively involved with the company.

For more information about Franz Inc.'s products and services, call +1(510) 548-3600, or email: The datasheet is available in .pdf format. Free Trial Editions of Allegro CL for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD are available to download on our downloads page.

Allegro CL is a registered trademark of Franz Inc.

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