Dirig Software introduces FMXplus

February 7 — FMXplus is a new monitoring tool from Dirig Software that identifies performance issues in distributed Web applications. The tool features a user-controlled instrumentation capability for providing more detailed performance monitoring of Java application components.


PointBase updates product suite

February 7 — PointBase 4.5, a suite of Java embedded database and synchronization products, is now available. Version 4.5 features additional stability and scalability benefits for Java application developers. The suite includes PointBase Embedded 4.5, PointBase Micro 4.5, and PointBase UniSync 4.5.


Sun announces enterprise platform enhancements

February 7 — Sun Microsystems plans to include support for Basic Profile in J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) 1.4. Basic Profile is a specification proposed by the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) to ensure that Web services component technologies work together. J2EE 1.4 is expected to be available in the summer.


BEA expands server offering

February 7 — BEA Systems has added two new editions to its Java application server line: BEA WebLogic Express and BEA WebLogic Server, Workgroup Edition. The two product offerings were specifically designed for the departmental-level budget and application needs. BEA WebLogic Express is used for building and running JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java servlets, and is targeted at Web applications. BEA WebLogic Server, Workgroup Edition gives departments of up to twenty end-users the complete set of features found in BEA WebLogic Server.


ObjectVenture releases ObjectAssembler update

February 7

— ObjectVenture's ObjectAssembler 2.5 Enterprise provides developers with a visual J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) development environment. The 2.5 release features enhancements to ObjectAssembler's design pattern technology.


Tangosol and SolarMetric integrate products

February 7 — Tangosol and SolarMetric have announced that their flagship products are now certified for use together. Developers can now combine Tangosol Coherence, a data caching and distribution product, with SolarMetric's Kodo JDO (Java Data Objects), which provides Java applications with access to relational databases.



Corda releases OptiMap 5.0

February 7 — Corda Technologies' OptiMap 5.0 is a charting solution for creating dynamic Web-based maps. The updated version allows dial gauges and customizable shapes to be incorporated into charts, graphs, and dashboards.


Zoë Maintenance Release 0.3.8 now available

February 7 — Zoë is a Web-based email client with a built-in SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and POP3 server, and Google-like search functionality that lives on your desktop. It is written in Java and uses Lucene technology to provide instant searching and threading of your email messages.


AdventNet adds new features to ManageEngine JMX Studio

January 31 — AdventNet has added support for enterprise tools and platforms to ManageEngine JMX Studio, an independent JMX (Java Management Extensions) implementation certified by Sun Microsystems. ManageEngine JMX Studio's new features include an out-of-the-box adaptor for Tibco AMI, an Apache Axis SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) adaptor, manageability for Apache Tomcat servlet containers, and enhanced security with a context-based authentication service for its adaptors and the built-in Rules Engine.


JAMES promoted to top-level project

January 31 — Apache has increased the visibility of the Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server (JAMES) by upgrading it to a top-level Apache project. JAMES is a 100 percent pure Java SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and POP3 mail server, and NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) news server. The project is designed to be a complete and portable enterprise mail engine solution.


Excelsior releases Jet 3.0

January 31 — Excelsior has updated its native code Java compiler with improved Swing performance, executable image optimization, NT services support, VB6/VBA integration, and more. Excelsior Jet 3.0 is available in both standard and professional editions.


MSS integrates mobile workforce and apps to the enterprise

January 31 — Broadbeam Corporation has launched Mobile Solutions System (MSS), a cross-platform mobile architecture. With support for Java and all major wireless networks, MSS aids in designing, developing, and deploying enterprise mobile solutions.


Etnus updates debugging tool

January 31 — Etnus has started shipping Etnus TotalView 6, a debugging solution for complex code. The latest version features expanded compiler and hardware coverage, improved C++ support, and support for seamless Java/C/C++ debugging through Etnus' new CodeRoad JNI Bridge.

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Crionics introduces jPDF-Merger 1.0.0

January 31 — Crionics has launched a new module for its jPDF product suite. jPDF-Merger is a 100 percent Java solution for dynamic PDF document merging and splitting. The package includes a Java jPDF library, which can be used from applications or servlets; API documentation; GUI (graphical user interface) tools to perform merge/split operations manually; a servlet/JSP (JavaServer Pages) implementation for serving content from a Web server; and sample applications.


Wily enhances management solution

January 24 — Wily Technology has released Wily 4, a Java application management solution for production systems. The suite consists of three key components: Introscope 4.0, a Java application monitor solution; Introscope Transaction Tracer, which identifies individual problem transactions and allows personnel to isolate components that cause bottlenecks; and Introscope Leak Hunter, which identifies potential memory leaks in J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications.


Handango and Tira Wireless introduce J2ME deployment program

January 24 — Handango and Tira Wireless have partnered to launch Java Jumpstart, a J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) application deployment program for mobile operators. The program allows operators to develop an end-to-end Java application program in 30 days. Java Jumpstart includes a portfolio of applications ranging from games to personal productivity, Tira's Mobile Assure certification program, and Handango's application management and provisioning platform, Handango.


Wrox Press publishes application server guides

January 24 — In BEA WebLogic 7.0 Application Server Deployment and Administration Handbook, author Aaron Mulder presents the configurative, administrative, and deployment tasks associated with setting up and running J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) components on WebLogic 7.0. In Professional IBM WebSphere 5.0 Application Server, IBM WebSphere experts and architects detail how to develop, deploy, and manage enterprise applications for version 5.0 of IBM's WebSphere Application Server. Both books are available from Wrox Press.



J-ASP 2.3 now available

January 24 — Netcoole has released J-ASP 2.3, a tool that converts Active Server Pages (ASP) to JavaServer Pages JSP (JSP) and servlets. The latest version supports connection pooling and provides asp2servlet command and J-ASP runtime API documents.


Coldbeans releases new technologies

January 24 — Coldbeans Software has updated Jconsole, a Java Management Extensions (JMX)-based management console for JBoss application server. This project provides a prebuilt Web application for JBoss. Coldbeans has also introduced a JavaServer Pages (JSP)-based JMX HTML adaptor.



EJD Technologies launches Java code generator

January 17 — EJD Technologies has introduced SourceCafe 1.0, a Java source code generator that automatically generates up to 80 percent of data-driven Web applications from a database schema. Similar to hand-written code, SourceCafe's generated code has no dependency on third-party libraries.


Tangosol partners with Isocra

January 17 — Tangosol will integrate livestore, Isocra's database caching product, with Coherence, an in-memory clustering solution for J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications and application servers. The partnership allows customers building and running J2EE and Java applications that access diverse data sources through JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to improve their applications' data access performance and add clustered scalability and reliability.



Sims Computing updates job scheduler

January 17 — Sims Computing has released Flux 4.1, a software component that provides time-based, event-driven, and file-driven job scheduling. Flux is targeted at software manufacturers who build Java, J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition), XML, and Web services applications for in-house and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) use.


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