Windward Studios breezes into report generation

August 29 — Windward Studios has unleashed Windward Reports 1.2, a Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) report engine. Windward Reports 1.2 generates reports from XML data to PDF, RTF, HTML, and text export formats and now includes a Remote Method Invocation (RMI) server and client.

JuggerNET meshes Java and .Net

August 29 — Codemesh has released the commercial version of JuggerNET, a Java-.Net integration solution. JuggerNET generates .Net proxy classes for accessing Java classes, and the JuggerNET runtime library completes all Java-.Net interoperations.

JInspired pumps up JDBInsight 2.0

August 29 — JInspired's JDBInsight 2.0 Early Access (EA) 2 is now available. The product has undergone user interface improvements along with increased server platform support. JDBInsight offers SQL analysis and tracks memory allocation, blocking, and waiting, and garbage collection at the transaction execution path level.

Metanology produces two new MDE tools

August 22 — Joining the existing MDE (model-driven development environment) for Struts, Metanology has introduced MDE for EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) and MDE for J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition). Metanology's MDE includes a UML (Unified Modeling Language) modeler and a MetaProgram editor that integrate with a Java IDE to build J2EE applications. MDE for EJB creates session beans, entity beans, message-driven beans, business objects, and value objects from simple UML models. MDE for J2EE enhances MDE for Struts and MDE for EJB by connecting the Struts user interface to EJB services.

Cotsec generates forms

August 22 — Cotsec now offers Cotsec Forms, a framework for generating forms-based applications in Swing, Struts, and Eclipse SWT.

Salmon's SOFIA swims forward

August 22 — Salmon has released Salmon Open Framework for Internet Applications (SOFIA) 2.0. SOFIA is an open source toolset for building database-driven Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) or Swing Set applications. SOFIA 2.0 includes extended Swing Set components, declarative data validation rules in SOFIA models, support for Ingres, Postgres, and Firebird SQL engines, and integration with log4j and JDK 1.4 logging.

Versant upgrades Versant Real-Time Framework

August 22 — Versant's Versant Real-Time Framework (VRTF) consists of an integrated transaction manager and a suite of agents that connect the VRTF to systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Version 3.0 adds support for open XML agents and Web services.

Rogue Wave Software delivers interoperable Web services

August 22 — Rogue Wave Software's Lightweight Enterprise Integration Framework (LEIF) 1.2 enables Web services functionality for C/C++ applications, allowing interoperability with .Net and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications. Features in LEIF 1.2 include: Graphical user interface (GUI) Project Wizard, pluggable protocols, XML document validation, and improved error handling and support of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) faults.

FWA Software integrates Struts 1.1 tag libraries

August 22 — FWA Software has released Visual Tags for Struts, an extension suite for Dreamweaver MX. Visual Tags for Struts integrates Struts 1.1 tag libraries with Dreamweaver MX, providing text-based creation and editing of JavaServer Pages (JSP) pages that contain Struts tags.

Segue Software increases J2EE and Web services support

August 15 — Segue Software's latest version of its load and stress testing tool, SilkPerformer 6.0, now includes optimized support for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Web services, which allows users to test the functionality, interoperability, and performance of Web services and Enterprise JavaBeans components and Java RMI objects. SilkPerformer 6.0 also includes load-testing support for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.0's Multimedia Message Service (MMS), record and replay support for the latest version of Oracle Call Interface (OCI), and TrueLog technology for SQL operations.

Excelsior JET 3.15 launches

August 15 — Excelsior JET is a Java VM consisting of three major components: optimizing ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler, caching just-in-time (JIT) compiler, and high-performance runtime. Currently available for Windows only (Linux version is under development), Excelsior JET 3.15 is a maintenance update that adds support for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 and addresses customer issues.

Fiorano rolls out new Tifosi release

August 15 — Fiorano Software has announced release 3.0 of Tifosi 2002 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus). Key features include an SAP adapter, a WorkList component, mapper and database adapter enhancements, and application context support.

Software Tree's JDX 1.4 branches out

August 15 — Software Tree's JDX 4.1 OR (Object Relational) Mapper offers an updated JDXStudio graphical user interface tool, improved configuration of example programs with Ant scripts, a bundled lightweight database engine, and performance optimizations.

Tortuga betters bug reports

August 15 — Tortuga Technologies has released Ozibug 2.0, a Web-based bug tracking system. Ozibug 2.0 can now use a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-compliant database for data storage. Reporting functionality has also been enhanced with RSS reports, cross module reporting, and report sharing between the bug summary and report pages.

CodePro Studio strengthens collaboration with IDEs

August 15 — Instantiations' CodePro Studio 2.3 product suite works with IBM WebSphere Studio and Eclipse development environments. New features include team collaboration and workspace administration tools and project dependency analysis tools.

ReportingEngines fires up Formula One e.Report Engine

August 15 — ReportingEngine's Formula One e.Report Engine now includes the ability to access and generate reports from in-memory Java objects, a functionality known as Application Data Reporting. This model improves data access efficiency and performance by allowing application data to be queried once and accessed repeatedly.

IBM adds WebSphere plug-ins; licenses middleware and testing tools

August 15 — IBM has introduced two new WebSphere plug-ins, Application Tools for Extension Services and Visual Application Builder. Application Tools for Extension Services are WebSphere Studio-based tools that support the development of Web applications for the Extension Services for WebSphere Everyplace (ESWE) platform for mobile devices. Visual Application Builder is a set of WebSphere Studio plug-ins that allows quick development of form-based Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications.

IBM has also made licenses for these four technologies available: J323 Engine, a Java middleware for videoconferencing and IP telephony applications; XML Schema Quality Checker, a program that diagnoses improper use of the W3C XML schema language; and the IBM Page Detailer and High Resolution Time Stamp application performance testing tools.

Netcoole moves ASP apps to J2EE

August 8 — Netcoole's J-ASP 3.0 provides a graphical user interface that enables the migration of Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) applications to JavaServer Pages (JSP) or Java servlet applications that run on any Web servers that support JSP/servlets.

Pramati enhances app server

August 8 — Pramati has improved performance and manageability with its Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) app server, Pramati Server 3.5. The Dynamic Content Caching framework increases performance of production applications, and extensive analytics capability has been added to the Server Management Console.

Tangosol improves cache architecture

August 8 — Tangosol's Coherence 2.2, the clustered JCache software for enterprise Java and grid computing platforms, offers cache server process support out-of-the-box, configurable thread pools, and cache statistic standardization.

Embarcadero upgrades DT/Studio

August 8 — Embarcadero Technologies has released DT/Studio 2.0, a data integration solution. Support for message queues, object reusability, and enhanced workflow has been included.

Aonix takes on NewMonics

August 8 — Aonix, a supplier of mission-critical embedded software solutions, has acquired NewMonics and its PERC product line, a real-time Java platform for network infrastructure and telematics applications.

IBM alphaWorks provides product trio

August 8 — IBM alphaWorks offers Solution Enabler 2.2, JAR Class Finder, and Jikes Bytecode Toolkit. The Solution Enabler framework helps developers create and deploy applications locally or to remote machines with various operating systems. JAR Class Finder is a WSAD/Eclipse plug-in utility that finds JAR files containing a given class for a project's Java build path and resolves NoClassDefFound exceptions. The Jikes Bytecode Toolkit is a Java class library that has been updated with bug fixes, performance improvements, and two new sample projects.

Innoopract plugs into Eclipse

August 8 — Innoopract has launched its Eclipse Plugin for visual development of HTML-based user interfaces. Innoopract combines its Eclipse Plugin with its W4 technology to ease development of Web-based user interfaces.

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