Sun launches Java tools for Web applications

Java Blend 2.0 and Java Message Queue 1.0 aid Java application development

November 10, 1999 -- Sun Microsystems Inc. recently unveiled two new Java tools designed to reduce the amount of time and cost in creating applications that run on Web sites.

Java Blend 2.0 is designed to help programmers avoid writing JDBC (Java database connectivity) or SQL (structured query language) code. The software gives database programmers access to tables, attributes, and rows without writing any code at all, Sun said in a statement.

Java Message Queue 1.0, meanwhile, is designed to intelligently route messages throughout the network to efficiently use bandwidth.

Java Blend 2.0 will be available this quarter in up to 250-seat licenses for Sun's Solaris and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT operating systems, the company said. It can be ordered now for ,195 per seat. Free upgrades are available for registered Java Blend 1.0 customers.

Sun said it will release a Japanese version in the first quarter of 2000.

Java Message Queue 1.0 will be available in a single seat developer's edition, supporting up to 250 connections, for 95 from the end of this quarter. It will also be available for both Solaris and Windows NT.

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