Sybase updates PowerJ

January 18 -- PowerJ 4.0 is a development environment that supports application and component-level development for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). This latest version automates development tasks by producing nonproprietary skeletal code, and simplifies the process of building, debugging, and deploying applications.

Texas Instruments and Kada Systems partner

January 18 -- Kada Systems will integrate the Kada Mobile Platform with Texas Instruments' TCS2100 GPRS chipset. This partnership allows Texas Instruments to extend Java to all its wireless chipset products, allowing customers the ability to download and run J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) applications.

FatWire beefs up UpdateEngine

January 18 -- FatWire Software has released the latest version of its enterprise level dynamic content management and Web application assembly system. Based on Java, UpdateEngine6 (UE6) allows business users to manage content and provides a set of Web-based tools and wizards. Version 6 features increased ease of use and shorter development time for users and developers.

ATG Dynamo adds WebLogic support

January 18 -- ATG (Art Technology Group) has integrated the BEA WebLogic Server with the ATG Dynamo application server. This is the first step in ATG's goal of deploying its entire application suite on the leading J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) Web applications.

The Breeze Factor repackages XML Studio

January 18 -- Breeze XML Binder 3.0, formerly the Breeze XML Studio, is now available from the Breeze Factor. Breeze allows developers to create Java frameworks from XML structures and process XML documents through object interfaces. Version 3.0 features support for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) XML Schema Recommendation, W3C XML Namespaces, and W3C DOM (Document Object Model).

Wireless Media Creator dynamically generates wireless images

January 18 -- UnwiredTec group has updated its Java API for dynamic wireless images generation. Previously known as WBMPcreator, Wireless Media Creator 2.70 supports picture messages, color images, WML (Wireless Markup Language), XML, and animated NLM images.

Data Representations introduces micro Java development tool

January 11 -- Data Representations has launched Simplicity for Mobile Devices, a cross-platform rapid application development tool for Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition/Mobile Information Device Profile (J2ME/MIDP). The platform allows the development of programs that run on Java-enabled cell phones and other mobile devices. Simplicity for Mobile Devices features a MID Emulator that helps developers build and test MIDlets while customizing to a particular device.

Quickstream and Drala Software combine products

January 11 -- Quickstream Software will integrate its e-Content Management Platform with the Drala Workflow Engine. Quickstream's e-Content Management Platform is a Web-based application that centralizes, searches, controls, classifies, and tracks electronic business files. The Drala Workflow Engine is an embeddable Java component for automating business processes. Together, the two companies will create a J2EE workflow and e-content management tool.

JWorks develops embedded apps

January 11 -- Wind River Systems has introduced JWorks, a Java platform for embedded applications. It implements Java for 32-bit PersonalJava and Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Connected Device Configuration classes. In addition, JWorks integrates two other embedded technologies: Insignia Solutions' Jeode JVM environment and Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system.

JavaOne registration opens

January 4 -- This year's JavaOne will be held March 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Conference topics will include "Web Services Today and Tomorrow," "Java Technologies for the Desktop: Web to PC," "Emerging Technology," "Wireless and Handheld Devices: Changing the Boundaries of the Internet," "Java Technologies, Products, Solutions, and You," "Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE): The New Foundation of the Web," and "Core Java Technology."

Alcea Technologies releases bug tracking system

January 4 -- The Alcea Fast BugTrack 1.2 is a Web-based bug tracking system written in Java. Platform independent, Fast BugTrack deploys on Windows, Solaris, HP, and Linux systems.

Jini Starter Kit 1.2 now available

December 28 -- Sun has updated the Jini Technology Starter Kit to version 1.2. In addition, the updated Jini Technology Core Platform Compatibility Kit 2A aligns with the starter kit's new features. Jini network technology is an open architecture that enables developers to build network-centric services, whether implemented in hardware or software.

Zeosoft partners with SavaJe

December 28 -- Zeosoft, now a SavaJe Silver Partner, has integrated its ZeoSphere embedded application server with the SavaJe XE operating system. ZeoSphere is currently in beta version, with plans for a market launch in the first quarter of 2002. The app server is an open architecture foundation technology that fits with various enterprise technology strategies.

FreeTTS turns text into speech

December 28 -- Researchers from Sun Microsystems Laboratories have created FreeTTS, an open source speech synthesis engine written entirely in the Java. The software converts text to speech: computer users type it, and their workstations speak it.

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