Borland releases JBuilder 9

May 9 — The latest version of JBuilder, Borland Software's IDE, includes Optimizeit Suite 5.5, Borland's performance assurance solution. JBuilder 9 also includes StarTeam for version control and configuration management capabilities, the Together Edition modeling tool, enhanced Web services support, and an integrated solution for building mobile Java applications for MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) devices.

Q-Link enhances J2EE platform

May 9 — Q-Link has introduced version 5.0 of its application development platform for developing J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications. Q-Link 5.0 includes a new application model with an abstraction layer that enables developers to visually assemble complete applications based on business constructs, not J2EE code; a suite of integrated business process management services; and an architecture built on J2EE, XForms, and XPath.

Jini Decision Process approves first standard

May 9 — The ServiceUI API has been approved by the Jini Decision Process (JDP). Contributed by Artima Software and developed by more than 40 Jini community members, ServiceUI provides a standard for attaching user interfaces to individual Jini-based services.

Sunopsis updates data integration tool

May 9 — Sunopsis is a 100 percent Java data integration product that addresses data replication, data synchronization, ETL (extraction, transformation, and loading), data warehousing, and application integration needs. Version 3.1 automatically detects changes in the data sources, supports SAP and Oracle applications, and features a workflow design and visualization module.

Daffodil Software announces database products

May 9 — Daffodil Software Limited has released Daffodil DB Embedded Edition 2.0 and Daffodil DB Network Edition 2.0. Daffodil DB is an embeddable and lightweight Java-based relational database engine built in compliance with SQL 99 and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) 3.0.

Dirig updates performance management platform

May 2 — Dirig 4.0 is a Web application performance management solution from Dirig Software. This latest version introduces Dirig Performance Center for graphical monitoring of applications with one view. Dirig 4.0 also includes updates to Dirig PathFinder and Dirig Agent.

EJB Solutions enhances Out-of-the-Box

May 2 — Out-of-the-Box 2.0 is now available from EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) Solutions. The open source development and deployment environment for Java developers includes a new graphical installer for selective and incremental installation/uninstallation, built-in project knowledge base, 350-page user guide, and more.

Koalog Code Coverage analyzes test suite efficiency

May 2 — Koalog has announced Koalog Code Coverage 1.1, a code coverage computation application written in Java. The tool allows developers to measure test suite efficiency and discover dead code in a project.

Xoetrope launches mobile/desktop framework

May 2 — XUI 1.0, an open source Java framework for building lightweight mobile and desktop applications, is now available for download.

Clustered JDBC now available

May 2 — ObjectWeb has released Clustered JDBC, open source Java middleware that offers transparent database clustering through Java Database Connectivity.

Manning launches electronic book subscription

April 25 — Manning has introduced a new program where subscribers can download chapters of books as they are completed. The Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) also delivers a complete PDF version of the book once it is finished. Currently, MEAP is offering Eclipse in Action by David Gallardo, Ed Burnette, and Steven Haines. The book discusses how to build, test, and debug applications using Eclipse tools and third-party applications. MEAP subscribers can begin downloading chapters now; a paper edition will be available in June.

Transcription Portlet now available on IBM alphaWorks

April 25 — The Transcription Portlet voice portlet transcribes telephony-based dictation and makes large-vocabulary speech recognition technology available to telephony-based portal applications. Developers can use Transcription Portlet's Java APIs to integrate transcription capabilities into a portlet application.

Borland and Recursion combine technologies

April 25 — Borland Software has integrated Recursion JGL into its Together technology. Recursion JGL (Java Generic Libraries) is an extension to the JDK from Recursion Software. The companies integrated their products to help accelerate development time and the application development lifecycle.

Innoopract announces new development tools

April 25 — Innoopract has released W4 Toolkit 2.0 and W4 Designer 1.0. W4 Toolkit is the company's Java Web front-end component library, and W4 Designer is its companion GUI (graphical user interface) builder. These two tools can be integrated into all IDEs and Java Web application servers.

Ervacon introduces XNam

April 25 — Ervacon has released XNam JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface) service provider. XNam provides Java applications with a naming service, accessible through the JNDI interface, that reads application information from XML files.

Glue 4.0 Web services platform released

April 25 — Glue 4.0 is now available for download from the Mind Electric. The tool lets Java developers build applications using Web services, servlets, and JSP (JavaServer Pages).

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.

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