Java Industry News
Idetix Upgrades Its Revize
Content Management System
Idetix Upgrades Its Revize
Content Management System
Dec. 1, 2000 12:00 AM
Idetix Upgrades Its Revize
Content Management System
(Troy, MI) - Idetix Software Systems Inc. has introduced a Revize 3.0 content management system (CMS) based on a completely new and robust architecture. This major upgrade includes two new products - the Revize 3.0 Web application and the Revize 3.0 Developer's Tool. Built in 100% Pure Java the 3.0 Web Application is designed for service providers and corporations that want to reduce their total cost of ownership for Web content management. The 3.0 Developer's Tool enables any developer - regardless of skill level - to build advanced Web sites without programming language prerequisites.
GemStone/J Version 4.1
(Beaverton, OR) - Brokat has announced the general availability of GemStone/J version 4.1, a high-performance, scalable application server platform built on J2EE technology. Developed by GemStone Systems, a Brokat company, GemStone/J 4.1 includes support for Entrust Technologies' Entrust/PKI 5.0 software, an e-business security infrastructure for enabling the privacy of transactions over wired or wireless networks.
Technologies Releases J/View3DPro 1.2
(Houston, TX) - Interactive Network Technologies, Inc., has released J/View3DPro 1.2, its Java 3D toolkit that allows programmers to visualize, manipulate, annotate, and edit complex 3D scenes. New features include support for object geometry editing, additional utilities to facilitate creation of a stereo display, clipping plane, polygon triangulation, and hard-copy output.
A free 30-day evaluation of the product is available on all platforms that support JDK 1.2.2 or higher and Java 3D 1.2. www.int.com
iPlanet and WebGain Team Up
(Santa Clara, CA) - iPlanet and WebGain have introduced a plug-in that integrates the iPlanet Application Server runtime environment with the WebGain Visual Café 4 Enterprise Edition and WebGain Studio development environments. The integration of these products offers organizations a fully integrated development and deployment solution based on the J2EE specification.
The plug-in for the iPlanet Application Server is available for free download from the iPlanet and WebGain Web sites at www.iplanet.com/downloads/developer/
RSW Software Introduces
e-TEST Suite 5.0
(Waltham, MA) - RSW Software, a business unit of Empirix Inc., has announced the newest version of its full life-cycle Web application testing solution. e-TEST suite 5.0 combines the ease of use of a visual scripting approach with the flexibility of advanced programmability using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) as well as other standard languages. It consists of major enhancements to RSW's flagship product, e-Load, including UNIX-based load generation and comprehensive server-side diagnostics.
Softletter Honors Flashline.com
(Cleveland, OH) - Software industry newsletter Softletter has named Flashline one of the "Year's Ten Best Online Software Stores." The award recognizes Flashline.com as an exceptional Web site offering a wide range of component products and services for the software development community. More information on the award can be found on the Softletter site at www.softletter.com/beststore.html.
Test Version of New Linux
Kernel Now Available
The next version of the heart of Linux moved a significant step closer to reality as Linux founder Linus Torvalds posted a new test version free of major bugs.
Torvalds originally wanted to release the 2.4.0 version of the Linux "kernel" in 1999, but cramming in a host of new features took longer than expected. The 2.4 kernel improves Linux's ability to run on high-end servers with several CPUs and adds support for desktop features such as universal serial bus.
Informix Strengthens Position
As Leading DBMX Provider
(Menlo Park, CA) - Building on 20 years of database management system (DBMS) product and technology excellence, Informix Software, a database company, will focus on delivering industry-leading, cost-effective database management systems to meet the needs of today's business users in the Internet era.
To this end Informix Software has realigned its management for optimal focus on the development and delivery of leading-edge DBMS products for current and future customers. The new focus will be achieved by leveraging Informix technologies that provide a superior combination of performance, scalability, availability, and extensibility.
SYS-CON Names Silverman VP, Marketing and Sales, Wireless Business & Technology
(Montvale, NJ) - SYS-CON Media, Inc. (www.sys-con.com), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, has named Miles Silverman as vice president of marketing and sales for its newest title, Wireless Business & Technology
"We're delighted to have Miles Silverman on board," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON. "Miles will have a critical role in the launch of our most recent and largest new title, Wireless Business & Technology."
"I'm very excited to join the SYS-CON team and look forward to being part of one of the biggest magazine launches of recent years," said Silverman. "Wireless Business & Technology aims to be the world's leading publication serving the wireless industry and Internet technology developers utilizing new and emerging wireless technologies around the globe."
Silverman spent years managing media buying/planning for such New York ad agencies as Dentsu/Young & Rubicam and Ted Bates before embarking on his career in print publishing. His publishing track record includes a 10-year run with 101 Communications LLC (formerly SIGS Publications, Inc.), where as ad director he played a key role in the founding and publishing of two successful tiltles: The X Journal and Java Report.
Linux Beach Calls for
Developers of a Linux PC
Linux Beach is forming a Linux PC development group to challenge Microsoft and Apple desktop computers. The project calls for the creation of a specific "Linux distribution" by taking a closed hardware platform and a suitable software mix that will characterize it as "The Linux PC." This will result in a Linux box that will boot up to a simple GUI interface that's easy to work with and understand.
Self Test Software Releases
i-Net+ Practice Test
(Atlanta, GA) - Self Test Software has announced its third CompTIA practice test. In addition to tests for A+ and Network+ that enable career changers to enter the field of information technology, their new i-Net+ practice test now enables candidates to prepare for CompTIA's new Internet certification. With more than 650,000 new jobs created in 1999 as a result of the Internet economy, according to a study from the University of Texas, the demand for certified Internet professionals is growing exponentially.
Storm Linux 2000 Promotes Deluxe Edition
(Vancouver, BC) - Stormix Technologies Inc. has launched Storm Linux 2000 Deluxe Edition. It features a comprehensive selection of applications, utilities, and packages such as Storm Administrative System 2.0, a suite of utilities designed to make it easy for new Linux users to administer their system, and Storm Package Manager, a graphical user interface for automatically configuring, installing, and updating Debian software packages.
IBM to License Linux Mobile Middleware
(White Plains, NY) - IBM is making commercial licenses available for its Linux-based mobile middleware BlueDrekar on alphaWorks, IBM's online resource for emerging technology. BlueDrekar is IBM's first Linux-based middleware based on the Bluetooth specification for connecting devices wirelessly.
Intuitive Announces Optimizeit 4.0 for Linux and Sun Solaris
(Cupertino, CA) - Intuitive Systems, Inc., has announced the availability of Optimizeit 4.0 for Linux and Sun Solaris Sparc. Optimizeit 4.0 allows developers to test and improve the performance of any Java program including servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans, JavaServer Pages, and complex server-based Java applications. New features include universal JVM support, offline profiling for testing of programs in production environments, and integration with even more application servers.
Allaire Deepens Java
(Newton, MA) - Allaire Corporation has acquired the Kawa Java integrated development environment (IDE) from Tek-Tools, Inc. Its addition to the Allaire Business Platform gives Allaire the ability to offer customers powerful visual tools for building advanced Web applications on the industry-standard J2EE platform. The enterprise development capabilities of Kawa complement Allaire JRun Studio 3.0, which is targeted at JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet development.
(Scotts Valley, CA) - Borland has completed the acquisition of Chicago-based Bedouin, Inc., and has created a fourth business unit, Borland Developer Services.
Borland Developer Services will leverage Bedouin's expertise in building and deploying e-services to deliver a new platform that will allow customers to build, deploy, and manage applications via the Internet. Bedouin's product management and software development team will form the core management of this new division.
NQL Releases Network Query Language Java Edition for Linux
(Santa Ana, CA) - NQL Inc. has announced the full release of a Java Edition of its Network Query Language technology, which it has qualified for the Linux operating system.
Network Query Language is NQL's core technology, a scripting language suited for the development of bots, intelligent agents, and content management solutions with capabilities in communications, data conversion, automation, and intelligent behavior. Capabilities offered in the Linux version match those of the Windows version and contain essentially the same deployment features.
Halcyon Software Announces Free ASP Support
(San Jose, CA) - Halcyon Software, Inc., is making Instant ASP (iASP) available for free to users of Intel-based Linux systems. iASP is a Java implementation of the industry-standard Microsoft Active Server Page (ASP) framework and will allow businesses and individuals a cost-effective way to create and run interactive Web sites.
iASP includes full support for ADO and CDO and interfaces with multiple component architectures, including JavaBeans, Enterprise JavaBeans, and CORBA components. In addition, it can also be tightly integrated with popular application servers including IBM WebSphere, Sun iPlanet, Oracle Application Server, and BEA WebLogic.
Instant ASP for Linux can be downloaded from www.halcyonsoft.com/products/chooseproduct.asp.
Caldera Systems Names New CFO
(Orem, UT) - Caldera Systems Inc. has named Robert Bench as chief financial officer. Prior to his appointment, Bench was president and CFO of WebMiles.com.
Esmertec Releases Jbed Micro Edition CLDC
(Zurich, Switzerland) - Esmertec, Inc., released its Jbed Micro Edition CLDC, the fastest small-footprint Java Virtual Machine designed for memory-constrained devices such as personal digital assistants, mobile phones, and Internet appliances.
Jbed Micro Edition CLDC is initially available for Palm OS devices or on the bare metal on 68k-, PowerPC-, or ARM-based embedded systems.
Esmertec has also released Jbed RTOS Package 1.3, which offers new features and enhancements to its core industries.
This updated release incorporates major enhancements in the Jbed TCP/IP networking performance and additional protocols such as PPP, DNS, and daytime protocol.
Enhancements to the Jbed IDE and new boot loaders are part of the new release as well. Additional functionality for Interrupt Service Routines (ISRs), which allows notification from an ISR to a waiting real-time task, has been added.