Java Product News (updated November 29, 2004)

Sun announces JSE 7, DataSource introduces Jetson 1.0, and more

Sun announces JSE 7

The latest release of Sun Java Studio Enterprise is now available. Version 7 of Sun's enterprise product suite features "Code-Aware" Collaboration, a technology that enables distributed teams or workgroups to interact and work together; support for the Unified Modeling Language (UML); and an application profiler for analyzing application performance.

DataSource introduces Jetson 1.0

Jetson is an automation toolset designed to simplify and speed the development and deployment of J2EE applications. Jetson enables rapid Enterprise JavaBean (EJB)-based application generation; allows business rules to be exposed as Web services; supports most common databases; and features a security model that conforms to Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS).

JCP election results finalized

The Java Community Process has announced the results of its 2004 Executive Committee (EC) Elections: Apache, Borland, and Nortel Networks, were ratified for the Standard/Enterprise Edition EC. NTT DoCoMo, Research in Motion (RIM), and Samsung were ratified for the Micro Edition EC. Google, JBoss, and Intel were elected to the Standard/Enterprise Edition EC. And Intel and Orange France were elected to the Micro Edition EC.

JNetDirect updates JSQLMapper

JNetDirect has released JSQLMapper 1.2, a bidirectional data mapping tool. This latest version allows developers to automatically generate XML schemas using a graphical mapping interface. In addition, the JSQLMapper runtime component now automatically performs Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) transformations on extracted documents to meet enterprise requirements for data access and use.

JPay open for early draft review

The Java Community Process has released Java Specification Request 182, the Java payment API, as an early draft review. JPay will support payments in an open, Web-like environment and allow Java applications to use a third-party payment service to charge users for using an application or accessing content. The early draft review period closes on December 25, 2004.

Manning publishes two new Java books

JavaServer Faces in Action by Kito D. Mann provides an introduction, tutorial, and reference for JSF written for Web application developers, front-end developers, and architects. In addition, Mann builds an application as a case study to show how JavaServer Faces works and how it relates to other frameworks and technologies like Struts, servlets, portlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP), and the JSP Standard Tag Library.

Manning has also released Java Reflection in Action by Ira R. Forman and Nate Forman. In this book, the authors explain the basic concepts of reflection and present real-word examples of reflection at work.

Canoo releases Eclipse plug-in

Canoo's free plug-in for Eclipse 3.0 is designed to simplify Internet application development with the company's UltraLightClient (ULC) Java library. UCL follows the Swing API and shields the developer from the complexities of client/server code distribution by handling the code split and optimizing communication. The plug-in generates a sample ULC application that can be used as a template.

jProductivity introduces Protection! Pro

Protection! Pro is a new automated licensing framework for Java applications. Based on Protection!, jProductivity's original licensing framework, Protection! Pro features a variety of licensing models, enables license activation through registration, supports Web services, and includes multiple feature configurations linked to the specific type of license and state granted to the user.

Obinary announces Magnolia 2.0

Magnolia 2.0 is an open source content management system built for J2EE. The CMS developed by Obinary accesses content using the Java Content Repository API. Users can perform actions directly in a Web browser and move and sort elements with drag-and-drop functionality.

Flux 6.4 now available

Flux Corporation has updated its software for providing workflow, business process management, and job scheduling functionality. Flux 6.4, which includes a complete set of Java, J2EE, XML, and Web services APIs, now comes with business process forms.

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