Wrox publishes certification guide

January 3Professional SCWCD Certification by Dan Jepp and Sam Dalton guides readers through the Sun Certified Web Component Developer exam. The book covers the exam's 13 objectives and is accompanied by a CD that prepares readers for exam conditions.


Xoetrope launches XTranslator

January 3 — XTranslator is Xoetrope's new Java-based application for text resource translation. XTranslator works with file- or database-based language resources, provides an interface for the translator, and features a library for accessing language resources.


FirstSQL receives in-memory database architecture

January 3 — FirstSQL has released FirstSQL/J 2.0, the company's Java object-relational SQL database, in two editions: Enterprise Server and Professional Edition. Version 2.0 includes main memory mode for real-time performance and replication servers.


Manning releases LDAP guide

January 3 — In LDAP Programming, Management and Integration, author Clayton Donley covers the LDAP (lightweight directory access protocol) standard and how to work with it in Java and Perl. Donley presents code and advice for migrating and integrating data into an LDAP environment, and explains how to increase an application's security using identity and profile information from LDAP repositories.


Eclipse introduces new open source project

January 3 — Eclipse has launched the Koi Project, a new project focused on creating an infrastructure for developer collaboration tools. The open source project will make it possible to create new categories of developer collaboration tools with the Eclipse platform and other tools.


Software 7 launches JavaHelp authoring tool

January 3 — Software 7 has released Helen 1.1, a new version of the JavaHelp authoring tool. Helen blends the JavaHelp online help system with a user-friendly graphical interface.


Tangosol enhances Coherence

January 3 — Coherence is Tangosol's JCache-compliant clustered data management and caching product. Version 2.0 includes J2SE (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) 1.4's new input/output support, distributed cache queries, increased caching support, and more.


WhizLabs releases SCJP Upgrade test simulator

January 3 — SCJPUpgrade@Whiz, now available from WhizLabs, simulates the Sun Certified Java Programming Upgrade exam. The tool features 11 mock tests, a 100-question interactive quiz, a performance evaluation, and technical support.


Handango updates its Commerce Engine

December 20 — Handango has announced a new version of the Handango Commerce Engine, the core transaction and provisioning system of the company's application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP. The Handango Commerce Engine extends this commerce infrastructure to independent software vendors (ISVs), allowing software developers to sell applications from their own Websites. With the enhancements to the Handango Commerce Engine, ISVs can sell software titles and deliver J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) applications over the air.


Ephox ships content authoring app

December 20 — Ephox has released EditLive! for Java 2.0, a Web-based content authoring application. Version 2.0 supports XML, the Web-based distributed authoring and versioning (WebDAV) protocol, and multiple languages.


Velare Technologies launches Discorso

December 20 — Discorso is a standards-based Java framework that enables development and deployment of asynchronous distributed business processes. The tool allows users to design and document the flow and interactions of complex business transactions with UML (Unified Modeling Language) tools, and use any IDE to build multisystem, multiuser messaging systems or Web services.


JCP issues final release of JSR 90

December 20 — Java Specification Request 90, the OSS (operation support systems) Quality of Service API, is designed to support the development of solutions for communications companies. The API provides interfaces for integrated management solutions supporting quality-of-service functions for network and service assurance. The API package provides standards, guidelines, reference source code, and conformance test tools for fault monitoring, performance monitoring, and threshold monitoring.


GOBS separates Java apps into modules

December 20 — Wangjammers has launched GOBS (Generalised Object Broker System), a free library that helps developers separate Java applications into modules that can be quickly replaced or redeployed. GOBS is a reusable broker API that abstracts the underlying mechanism for registering and discovering components.


Codagen transforms UML into code

December 20 — Codagen Technologies has updated Codagen Architect to version 3.0. Codagen Architect is a development tool that lets developers transform UML (Unified Modeling Language) models into application code using either J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) or .Net Framework. Version 3.0 includes interoperability with Together ControlCenter, Rational Rose, and Microsoft Visio UML; a generic UML adapter; ANSI C++ source code generation (in addition to Java, Microsoft Visual Basic, C# and XML); and more.


Orient Technologies releases ODBMS Just Edition 2.0

December 20 — The Orient ODBMS Just Edition 2.0 is now available. Developed by Orient Technologies, the tool offers a database management system (DBMS) with support for native objects. In addition, version 2.0 is partially compliant with Java Data Objects (JDO) 1.0.


NewJ Library transforms Java to C++

December 20 — PureNative Software has introduced a library that provides Java language features and constructs in ANSI C++. The NewJ Library for C++ implements the core Java APIs in C++. The tool allows developers to convert Java source code to C++ or to create new C++ applications that leverage Java.


MyVietnam Group announces open source bulletin board

December 20 — MyVietnam Group has issued the second beta release of mvnForum 1.0.0, an open source bulletin board built on J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition). The tool is compatible with any servlet container supporting JSP (JavaServer Pages) 1.1 and Servlet 2.2.


Servertec announces object store and foundation classes

December 13 — Servertec has released the Servertec Persistent Object Store 1.2.0, a cross-platform object-oriented database engine written in Java. The tool features object store and index recovery utilities, and virtual file handles. Also available is a new release of Servertec Foundation Classes, a collection of Java classes and supporting native libraries that give Java developers access to popular native functionality.



New Technology/enterprise updates JeeWiz!

December 13 — Version 2 of JeeWiz! is now available from New Technology/enterprise. JeeWiz! is a Java enterprise system generator for developing, deploying, and testing Web services and J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications. The tool features a J2EE build system, a customisable set of patterns and templates for building Java/J2EE systems, and a code generator.


Millstone UI library now available

December 13 — Millstone 3.0 is a user interface library for developing networked Java applications. It provides a UI component framework that utilizes XML and XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) for terminal independency and themes. The library is released under a LGPL (lesser general public license).


Instantiations ships CodePro Studio 2.0 with WebSphere 5.0 support

December 13 — Instantiations has released CodePro Studio 2.0, a suite of products that enhance IBM WebSphere Studio and Eclipse development environments. CodePro Studio features a set of tools that includes best practices features like code audit, code metrics, and design patterns. The newest version now fully supports IBM WebSphere Studio 5.0.


Wakesoft and Flashline partner

December 13 — Wakesoft and Flashline have integrated solutions. The Wakesoft Architecture Server provides IT organizations and their customers with a service-oriented architecture foundation for J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) applications. Flashline CMEE (Component Manager Enterprise Edition) provides users with a central place to define, document, manage, and measure the reuse of components, Web services, and any software development asset. The combination of these solutions lets Wakesoft customers build reusable assets and promote, manage, and measure the reuse of those assets with Flashline CMEE.



Propylon announces XML data integration platform

December 13 — Propylon Limited has introduced PropelX 2.0, a data integration platform based on XML pipeline transformation technology. Built with J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition), PropelX uses XML to integrate content and data systems.


Systinet enhances Web services platform

December 13 — The Systinet WASP (Web Applications and Services Platform) is a Java- and C/C++-based Web services product suite. Version 4.5 ensures interoperability with Web services built using Microsoft .Net. The suite includes a set of development tools, servers for Java and C++, and WASP UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration).


Browsersoft launches eQ! Foundation

December 13 — Browsersoft's eQ! Foundation is a Java development framework that allows developers with no Java programming experience to build enterprise e-business applications. The tool allows applications to be configured, rather than written from scratch.


SwiftMQ adds WebSphere support

December 13 — IIT Software has added IBM WebSphere 5.0 support to SwiftMQ 4.0.1, a JMS (Java Message Service) enterprise messaging system. This new release also contains some bug fixes.


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