Nextel, Sun, and Motorola announce wireless contest winners
March 21 — JavaWorld Wireless Java columnist Michael Yuan has won the University Wireless Developer Contest sponsored by Nextel Communications, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems. His winning application, iFeedback, is a mobile survey tool that allows professors to send course-related questionnaires for open, realtime communications with students. Yuan received a 0,000 scholarship along with other prizes.
Systinet updates WASP for ISVs
March 21 — Systinet has launched WASP 4.5 OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Edition with new enhancements for building, deploying, and managing Web services targeted at independent software vendors (ISVs). The tool offers a single solution for Java and C/C++; interoperability with Microsoft .Net, Apache Axis and Java servers; and capabilities for embedding Web services into existing Java and C++ applications.
ICS tests BX For Java
March 21 — Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) has announced the final beta testing period for BX For Java, its latest graphical user interface (GUI) development tool. BX for Java is a visual development tool for building and managing user interfaces for Java applications.
Polygenix previews mock testing tool
March 21 — Polygenix has released an early access preview of its AgileTest mock object testing solution. The tool is a mock object implementation for unit testing Java interfaces and classes, and an object substitution technology.
Proxy Sniffer 2.9 now available
March 21 — Proxy Sniffer is a Java-based Web application analysis tool. Version 2.9 contains a proxy server with integrated SSL (Secure Socket Layer) tunnels to record unencrypted as well as encrypted Web browser surf sessions. Based on the recorded surf sessions, it automatically generates Java load-test programs, which can be executed from any system that supports Java.
ObjectVenture launches pattern-based development Website
March 21 — PatternsCentral, a new portal Website from ObjectVenture, features content focused on pattern-based development for enterprise and Web-based applications. ObjectVenture develops ObjectAssembler, a J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) integrated development environment.
AspectJ finds new open source home
March 21 — The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has transferred its AspectJ technology to Eclipse. AspectJ is a toolkit for aspect-oriented programming (AOP).
Tortuga Technologies updates Ozibug
March 21 — Tortuga Technologies has released Ozibug 1.4.0, an updated version of its Web-based bug tracking system. Version 1.4.0 includes new features that allow linked bugs and saving of named filters.
Apple releases J2SE 1.4 for the Mac
March 14 — Apple's Mac OS X now features a full implementation of Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4. Mac developers now have access to new native I/O (input/output) APIs; XML technologies; more security-oriented APIs for Kerberos, certificate handling, authentication, and authorization, secure sockets, and cryptography; internationalization and localization enhancements to support Unicode 3.0; and more.
FirstSQL launches FirstSQL/J ProLite
March 14 — FirstSQL has announced FirstSQL/J ProLite, a version of its FirstSQL/J tool. Designed for any type of embedded system, device, or server computing application, FirstSQL/J provides a multithreaded database engine with transaction processing for any platform supporting a JDK 1.1 or greater JVM. ProLite is provided for free when used in noncommercial, nondistributed applications.
Manning updates Swing guide
March 14 — Swing, Second Edition is now available through Manning Publications. Authors Matthew Robinson and Pavel Vorobiev have updated the book with coverage of J2SE (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) 1.4's Swing features.
Brownpot Software introduces XDataFinder
March 14 — New from Brownpot Software, XDataFinder is an open source Java Swing application for browsing and querying XML files and native XML databases. XDataFinder reads in XML Schema and interacts with users to construct XPath.
IIT Software releases SwiftMQ 4.5
March 14 — IIT Software has updated its JMS (Java Message Service) enterprise messaging system. SwiftMQ 4.5 features a job scheduler for executing jobs at a particular time of day or at intervals, based on freely definable calendars.
Cortex enhances code coverage analysis tool
March 14 — Cortex has added new features to Clover 1.1, a tool that discovers code sections not being adequately exercised by unit tests. New to version 1.1 are historical reports in PDF or HTML, a suite of Ant tasks, integrated report generation from the Swing Viewer, and more.
Internet Client Pro now available
March 14 — Canto has announced Internet Client Pro. Based on Canto's Cumulus Java Classes and JSP (JavaServer Pages), the tool enables users to create dynamic Webpages, allowing visitors to search for images and other documents within Cumulus catalogs using a standard Web browser.
InstallShield announces MultiPlatform 5
March 7 — InstallShield has released the newest version of its installation authoring solution, MulitPlatform 5. The tool's new features include Mac OS X support, more Unix flavors, Java Swing support, and new install actions.
Sybase will deliver PowerBuilder 9.0 at the end of March
March 7 — Sybase has announced the latest version of its rapid application development (RAD) tool, PowerBuilder. Version 9.0 includes RAD JSP (JavaServer Pages) Targets that allow the development and deployment of JSP Web applications. In addition, PowerBuilder 9.0 lays the foundation for 4GLplus, Sybase's forthcoming open RAD tool for heterogeneous deployment environments that incorporates life-cycle application development and management concepts.
aJile introduces Java development kit for Nintendo Game Boy
March 7 — aJile Systems has launched JAMiD, a Java-based game development kit for Nintendo Game Boy. The kit uses MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) 2.0, which offers advanced audio and graphics features to Java mobile game developers. JAMiD's key component is the Java game cartridge, which plugs into the external card slot on any Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP. In addition, aJile is building an online game portal, where mobile game developers can distribute their MIDP games directly to users.
LogicLibrary launches resource for free software development assets
March 7 — LogicLibrary's Logidex Asset Center is a free, online resource that gives registered users access to key software development assets via the Logidex Asset Viewer. The center includes access to Sun Microsystems' Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Core Patterns in a read-only library.
TrackStudio enhances tracking software
March 7 — TrackStudio 2.2, Java-based defect tracking software, is now available. Version 2.2 has new skin-based user interface and subscription-named filters.
Productivity! for JBuilder 8 now available
March 7 — Amis Software has introduced Productivity! Pro 1.4 for JBuilder 8. Productivity! provides a set of JBuilder open tools for simplifying routine coding and navigation operations. It includes advanced smart templates, a task list, background code analyzer, and various JBuilder IDE and editor improvements.
toolsfactory releases Doc-O-Matic 3
March 7 — toolsfactory has updated its source code documentation system. Doc-O-Matic 3 features support for Java, the ability to convert Javadocs to XMLDoc tags, and more.
JNBridge adds new features to interoperability tool
March 7 — JNBridge has released JNBridgePro 1.3 beta, the latest version of its Java/.Net interoperability tool. JNBridgePro allows classes written in .Net languages to access Java classes and enables Java to call .Net code through callbacks. Version 1.3's new features include the ability to pass EJBs (Enterprise JavaBeans), direct mapping between Java and .Net collection classes, and strong naming.
Cape Clear updates WSDL Editor
February 28 — A new version of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) Editor is now available from Cape Clear Software. Designed for experienced and beginner Web services developers, WSDL Editor provides an environment for creating and editing WSDL. It works with .Net, Java, J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition), and CORBA.
Instantiations adds to CodePro product suite
February 28 — Instantiations has introduced three new products into its CodePro suite, a group of products that enhance IBM WebSphere Studio and Eclipse development environments. CodePro Advisor includes best practices tools for Java development; CodePro Agility includes productivity tools for Java development; and CodePro Build includes build management tools for Java development. All three products are integrated into CodePro Studio.
AquaFold announces Aqua Data Studio 2.0
February 28 — AquaFold has updated Aqua Data Studio, its database tool for building, managing, and maintaining enterprise relational databases. Developed with Java, Aqua Data Studio 2.0 supports all major operating systems and database platforms, such as Oracle 8i/9i, IBM DB2, Sybase Adaptive Server, and Microsoft SQL Server.
anacubis Viewer uncovers relationships and trends in data
February 28 — anacubis has released anacubis Viewer, a Web-enabled visualization technology for online information portals. The tool incorporates Java and XML-based technology to allow users to extract intelligence from complex data.
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