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Take a walk down memory lane, with the key moments in the history of JADE.

  • 1978

    Gil Simpson and Peter Hoskins formed Future Systems Limited to develop the LINC 4th-gen language development and run time product. It ran on Burroughs mainframe computers in over 4000 organisations.

  • 1994

    After a couple of years in development, JADE Beta comes to completion, and JADE officially launches with its first customer.

  • 1996

    JADE 3.3 is released as a complete product. It has its own language, multi-user development environment, object-oriented database engine, and distributed run time environment.

  • 1998

    JadeCare Systems Manager (JSM) product deployed into production. JADE Enabling Transition (JET) is also released, which converts LINC-based systems into JADE.

  • 2004

    Seeing the growing value of JADE in its own core banking system, Skipton Building Society became the major shareholder of Jade Software Corporation.

  • 2016

    To celebrate JADE's 20th anniversary, alongside a few tunes and bottles of bubbly, JADE 2016 was launched.

  • 2018

    Continued investment in JADE saw an impressive launch of JADE 2018, with an exciting roadmap of features, functionality, support, and growth.

  • 2020

    Not only did 2020 see some businesses containerise JADE, we also launched JADE 2020 - even amidst the impact COVID-19.

  • 2021

    We're busy planning for a more innovative, flexible, and faster JADE 2022, plus helping our partners, customers, and developer community succeed. Watch this space!