- By Marc Wiener
- February 2, 2001
INPRISE PREVIEWS SOFTWARE PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS
Inprise Corporation has announced the beta release of the next version of its Inprise Application Server, as well as the latest releases of AppCenter, its distributed application management solution, and VisiBroker, its Object Request Broker (ORB). Based on open industry standards, the three new software products are expected to deliver the ideal foundation for customers to expand their presence on the Web and provide them with the technology needed to support enterprise-strength Internet business applications.
The Inprise Application Server is the first application server to combine the benefits of EJB and CORBA; it also provides comprehensive support for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Inprise AppCenter is the first management solution designed specifically to manage distributed applications, allowing customers to manage from the application level rather than from the hardware perspective. It provides a software-based centralized management and control for distributed applications, running on multiple hardware and software platforms across multiple locations. This new version of Inprise AppCenter will fully support the management of EJB applications and will be optimized for the Inprise Application Server. Inprise's VisiBroker is an ORB designed to facilitate the development and deployment of distributed enterprise applications based on industry standards that are scalable, flexible, and easily maintained.
INPRISE ANNOUNCES NEW AGREEMENT FOR ITS AWARD-WINNING VISIBROKER PRODUCT
Inprise Corporation also announced that its award-winning VisiBroker CORBA ORB will be utilized in Cisco System’s CiscoWorks2000 family of enterprise network management products. As part of the agreement, Inprise’s VisiBroker will be embedded in Cisco’s Common Management Foundation, which is a software infrastructure used by Cisco Works2000 network management applications.
New Atlanta Communications announced ServletExec 2.2, a free upgrade to its servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) engine. ServletExec 2.2 implements the Java Servlet API (JSDK) 2.1 and JSPs 1.0 standards, which are components of the J2EE suite of standards defined by Sun Microsystems, and adds support for the Microsoft VM on Windows in a high-performance in-process configuration.
New Atlanta Communications LLC
COMPATIBILITY WITH LEGACY PLATFORMS
Sun Microsystems launched Java Dynamic Management Kit (Java DMK) 4.0 technology, its commercial product to implement the public specification for the Java Management Extensions. Java DMK 4.0 software allows customers to maintain compatibility with existing and legacy management platforms.
AUTHENTICATION & AUTHORIZATION
Sun Microsystems announced the Beta release of the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) 1.0, adding access control to Java 2 Platform Security by extending existing authorization components and providing an infrastructure to authenticate users.
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Codagen Technologies announces Gen-it for Java—the first offering in an industry-unique family of code generators that enable generation-time control and customization in the development of enterprise applications. The company's patent-pending technology uses generation instructions—known as Generation Templates, which enable developers to automatically generate operations in existing or derived components containing repetitive and 'nearly repetitive' code, for integrating frameworks with components developed using today's modeling tools and programming languages. Gen-it for Java is architected to work with the industry's leading UML modeling tools. Generated code produced by Gen-it for Java can be automatically integrated into VisualAge for Java. This improves quality and time-efficiency by automatically consolidating the Java code into the repository environment for the development team. For customers who use other Java integrated development environments (IDEs), the generated code will be stored in the conventional Java text-based system.
Codagen Technologies Corp.
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TOGETHER/J DELIVERS MODELS, CODE, AND DOC
TogetherSoft (formerly Object International) officially released Together/J (TJ) 3, delivering a host of new features for visual UML development across the enterprise. TJ delivers simultaneous round-trip engineering, so that models built by modelers are actually used by developers and remain up-to-date throughout the project. It also delivers simultaneous round-trip engineering of EJBs (including EJBs not generated by TJ itself). TJ includes a leading multi-user multi-platform Web-enabled version control system and can also auto-integrate with most leading version-control systems on the Windows platform. TJ also automatically generates a portfolio of always-up-to-date documentation—including "Javadoc2" multiframe HTML doc, multi-platform Rich Text Format (RTF) reports (customizable in Together/Enterprise), and both government-standard and corporate-standard doc using Java as the scripting language—all aimed at improving communication throughout an organization.
A pure Java application, TJ naturally runs on NT, 98/95, Solaris, and Linux.
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CREATING GRAPHICAL MODELS OF SYSTEMS
INFOLOGISTIK announced miniGRADE, based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML). miniGRADE is a useful tool for C++ and Java developers who use Rational Rose class diagrams, but who find that Rose does not support the creation of extremely large diagrams. Diagrams can be created in miniGRADE, then exported to Rose. miniGRADE's data dictionary functions as a detailed table of contents of the model, allowing for easy navigation in very large models.
JAVA SERVER APP
SFS SOFTWARE announced SITEFORUM WebServer, a component allowing vendors of Web-based software products to distribute ready-to-go applications to their customers. SITEFORUM WebServer is a Java server application that can be installed on Java-enabled operating systems. Features include secure remote administration from any authorized Web-connected computer and support for Java Servlets. The integrated file transfer module eliminates the need for other external software products. SITEFORUM WebServer is HTTP 1.1-compliant and supports the Java 2 Platform and Hotspot JIT Technology.
USE JAVA OBJECTS FROM HTML PAGES
ColdJava announced the latest release of its Web-development Tools, alaJSP. Java-based servlets allow users to directly use Java objects from HTML pages. ColdJava's technology for mixing Java and HTML allows users to leverage existing Web applications and build dynamic Web pages.