SolarMetric partners with Sun

April 18 — SolarMetric will provide Java Data Object (JDO) support for Sun Microsystems' Sun ONE (Open Network Environment) users. SolarMetric's Kodo JDO product is now available as a plug-in to the Sun ONE Studio IDE.

PolarLake announces products for Q2

April 18 — PolarLake plans to release the following products during second quarter 2003: PolarLake JIntegrator, an enterprise XML and Web services platform for Java, will provide a platform for creating new or extending existing Java and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based XML and Web service systems. The PolarLake Messaging Integrator will support XML-based integration, including routing, validation, and processing. The PolarLake Database Integrator 3.0, which integrates XML and Web services with relational databases, will support IBM's DB2 and complex transformations between XML-formatted and relational-formatted data.

Eclipse updates tools platform

April 18 — The Eclipse consortium has issued a new version of its open-tools integration platform. Eclipse 2.1 includes workbench navigation enhancements, user-configurable key bindings, new Ant support, and more flexible project layouts. The Java development tools have been upgraded with editor and debugger improvements and new refactorings.

Wedgetail bridges Java and Windows security issues

April 18 — Wedgetail has introduced Java Crypto and Security Implementation (JCSI) Single Sign-On. The tool integrates Microsoft and Java security technology, and addresses identity management and access control issues for Java application servers.

M7 releases application assembly suite

April 18 — The M7 Application Assembly Suite 3.0 is M7's latest J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) application suite. It consists of four components: The M7Enterprise Repository reuses Java components and Web services; the M7Enterprise Server provides unified data access and a persistence system; the M7Workflow automates application navigation; and M7Studio is a visual JSP (JavaServer Pages) editor.

New site offers free materials for Java certification

April 18 — provides a free online certification center to help developers prepare for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform exam. The site focuses on the exam's nine objectives and includes roughly 300 mock exams.

ComponentSource acquires Flashline's component marketplace

April 18 — ComponentSource has acquired Flashline's online marketplace for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Flashline will now devote its resources to meeting corporate demand for its enterprise software asset reuse solution, Flashline CMEE. Both companies have partnered to promote and sustain reuse efforts across organizations through access to reusable COTS components.

Jinspired offers free license for JDBInsight 1.2

April 18 — Jinspired is currently providing a free license for the Developer Edition of its performance-tuning product, JDBInsight 1.2. The tool analyzes the transactional behavior of J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) components.

Bambookit GUI 2.0 now available

April 18 — Bambookit has released Bambookit GUI (graphical user interface) 2.0, an XML-based client for creating real-time front ends for Web applications. Bambookit applications occupy 100 Kb of device memory and run on any Java-enabled browser.

Micromata announces Schroedinger

April 18 — Schroedinger combines Apache Tomcat with a Swing GUI (graphical user interface) to create and test JSP (JavaServer Pages) and servlet Web applications. The tool from Micromata features a Tomcat 4.1 server, an HTTP inspector, and fast server restart.

Fiorano announces distributed computing solution

April 11 — Fiorano Software has released Tifosi 2002 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), a standards-based solution for event-based distributed computing. Built on top of a JMS (Java Messaging Service) server, Tifosi supports J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Editon), .Net, Web services, and legacy technologies.

H&W launches DiagnoSys

April 11 — DiagnoSys, a new product from H&W, analyzes performance and availability of enterprise J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications and highlights potential issues before shipment. The tool uses customizable collection and correlation techniques to gather its data.

Coldbeans Software updates JSP tag suite

April 11 — Coldtags 1.30 is now available. This suite includes more than 130 custom JSP (JavaServer Pages) tags for common programming tasks faced by JSP developers.

ICS completes BX For Java testing

April 11 — BX For Java is now available from Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS). This visual development tool builds and manages user interfaces for Java applications.

QFS updates UI testing tool

April 4 — Quality First Software (QFS) has released qftestJUI 1.02, a capture-/replay-based tool for automating Java user interface tests. This latest version features an interactive debugger and support for distributed test development.

INM introduces Moka Xtra

April 4 — Integration New Media (INM) has announced the availability of Moka Xtra, formerly known as Java Xtra. Moka Xtra is a scripting tool that brings Java to Macromedia Director by allowing developers to execute methods and access fields in Java objects through Lingo.

IronEye SQL and IronEye Cache available for download

April 4 — IronGrid has released IronEye SQL, a JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) performance analysis tool. IronEye SQL allows developers to view a graph of all SQL statements that flow over one or more JDBC drivers to identify those statements that take the longest to prepare or execute. The company has also released IronEye Cache, a Java performance tool that lets developers increase the performance and scalability of Java-based applications throughout the development cycle.

Broadbeam launches developer site and contest

April 4 — The Broadbeam Developer Zone is a new online resource center that gives mobile application developers, system integrators, and independent software vendors access to tools and information for developing and deploying enterprise mobile applications. Hosted by the Broadbeam Corporation, the site offers trial editions of software, community discussions, and Broadbeam-related research. The company is also sponsoring with Wireless Week the first Broadbeam Developer Contest for professionals and students who use Broadbeam's Mobile Solutions System (MSS) to develop mobile applications using Pocket PCs.

IBM revamps Toolbox developer service

March 28 — IBM has broadened its Toolbox subscription service to give developers in small and medium-sized businesses access to its software products. The subscription requires a yearly fee for access to most of IBM's software. In addition, Toolbox now lets developers build and test applications on various middleware products and technologies for a reduced price.

JabberD Quickstart available for free download

March 28 — The Jabber Software Foundation has unveiled JabberD Quickstart, a prepackaged executable for the installation and use of the JabberD open source instant messaging server. JabberD can be used for secure intra-organizational IM behind the firewall, secure inter-organizational IM through server-to-server communications, or as a publicly available open IM server.

Gallaware enhances servlet framework

March 28 — Gallaware has released version 4 of its Java servlet framework, ServletActionBroker (SAB). SAB extends the standard Java servlet API within an open framework that allows developers direct access to the lower-level servlet API and maintains compatibility with current servlet and JSP (JavaServer Pages) standards. Version 4 includes browser-based configuration, automatic event logging, and a data conversion factory architecture.

ClientSoft announces Web services/legacy integration system

March 28 — ClientSoft has introduced ClientSoft ServiceBuilder, a tool that allows enterprise developers to wrap existing legacy programs and transactions into .Net, Java, or COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) components, or Web services. ServiceBuilder provides bidirectional communication between legacy platforms and Web services, Java, or Windows applications; allows mainframes to consume Web services; integrates legacy systems into new service-oriented architectures; and more.

Parasoft unveils error prevention suite

March 28 — The Parasoft Enterprise Solutions suite offers tools and best practices for preventing software errors. The suite identifies an error, locates its cause and the point in production that created the error, implements preventative practices to ensure that errors do not reoccur, and monitors the process.

ej-technologies launches JProfiler 2.2

March 28 — JProfiler is an enterprise application development tool from ej-technologies that provides CPU, memory, and thread profiling in one application. Version 2.2 features a new type for profiling Java Web Start applications, new IDE and applications server integrations, and more.

Systinet announces new products

March 28 — Systinet has released WASP Developer 4.5 and WASP 4.5 OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Edition. Version 4.5 of the WASP Developer IDE supports Web services creation, debugging, and deployment. WASP 4.5 OEM Edition includes new enhancements for building, deploying, and managing Web services targeted at independent software vendors (ISVs).

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