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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Monica, CA
March 8, 1999
ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. and Wintrac Inc. Collaborate to Offer
COM/DCOM multimedia tutorials, UML and COM Onsite Training
ICONIX to produce "Comprehensive COM," a series of COM/DCOM multimedia
tutorials, in conjunction with Wintrac, Inc.
ICONIX Software Engineering, a software development,
training & consulting firm and Wintrac Inc. a specialist in Microsoft
COM/DCOM and related technology, announced today a joint partnership that
will offer a series of COM/DCOM CBT tutorials. Bringing together ICONIX's
experience in producing multimedia tutorials on object technology and
Wintrac's course material on COM/DCOM, the result will be, "Comprehensive
COM," a series of highly detailed and informative multimedia tutorials.
Designed to be a 5 volume set, the series will contain:
Volume l - Fundamentals of COM - part 1
Volume ll - Fundamentals of COM - part 2
Volume lll - COM Technologies
Volume lV - COM Programming with ATL
Volume V - COM Programming with MFC
The series is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to COM
addressing all aspects of COM including: COM design techniques, COM
Threading models, Interface Definition Language (IDL), COM technologies
such as automation, and recent trends like COM+ and Microsoft Transaction
Server. The first volume provides an introduction to COM clients and
servers using C++. Later volumes build on this foundation and address COM
programming using frameworks such as Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) and
ActiveX Template Library (ATL). Interactive demonstrations and complete
source code examples provide an excellent medium to get a thorough
introduction to COM. Interaction with objects on a remote machine (DCOM)
will be discussed on all CDs, with the last CD focusing on details of the
DCOM remoting infrastructure.
Additionally, both companies announced their intentions to form a
partnership that will offer customers both UML and COM on-site training.
This reciprocal agreement will allow ICONIX to outsource their customer
demands for COM training to Wintrac, and conversely, Wintrac will outsource
their customer needs for UML training to ICONIX.
ICONIX president, Doug Rosenberg, stated, "'Comprehensive COM' will be an
excellent addition to our suite of UML and CORBA tutorials. Whether
developers choose to target Microsoft or OMG platforms, our tutorials
provide the knowledge to get the job done."
Designed to suit individual company needs, ICONIX training courses provide
unbiased analysis of individual projects and environment needs as opposed to
promoting one particular methodology. Classes combine: the theory of a Unified
Object Modeling process, an instructor-led working session, and hands-on
laboratory sessions. The UML notation is used for modeling. Look to:
http://www.iconixsw.com/UMLTraining.html for further details.
Recognized around the world as leaders in object-oriented software
engineering technology, ICONIX leads the industry in applying multimedia
technology to the delivery of computer-based training to the O-O
development community. With subjects including CORBA, Unified Methods,
UML, and Rational Rose for Power Users, ICONIX's suite of multimedia CD-ROM
tutorials on Object Technology are in widespread use in over 40 countries
around the world.
More information on ICONIX's CD-ROM tutorials can be found at:
Wintrac Inc. provides cutting edge training which address all aspects
of Windows programming. Wintrac courses have been used to train
employees from a wide variety of companies including many from the Fortune
500. Relevant technology developments are closely monitored and courses
are frequently updated to provide students with an indepth unbiased look at
these technologies. Wintrac also specializes in customizing these courses
for individual project needs.
In addition to their onsite training services, Wintrac licenses their
courses to other training companies. A variety of flexible licensing
schemes including a one-time licensing fee, per class licensing and
per student licensing are provided. All course materials include class
room slides, student notes, instructor notes, lab instructions, and lab
solutions. You can get more information about the courses offered by
Wintrac at: http://www.wintrac.com
Contact Information for ICONIX:
ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc.
2800 28th Street, Suite 320
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact Information for Wintrac:
16523 S.W. McGwire Ct.
Beaverton, OR 97007