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language-oriented development environments (distributed platforms, proprietary)

Typically, these are development environments for code targeted to deploy to distributed platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix) built on a compiler and a language. Language-oriented development environments generally include graphical user interface (GUI) builders, debuggers, editors and other utilities that are integrated into the environment. This market also includes proprietary fourth-generation language (4GL) language tools. It excludes products specifically targeted at deploying to either Java or .NET. It includes revenue for products such as PowerBuilder and Visual Basic 6.0 to the extent they target proprietary runtimes. It also includes languages such as COBOL, C/C++, FORTRAN, Ada and PASCAL, among others, that target proprietary runtimes on distributed platforms.

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