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OptimalJ Taps Modeling to Speed Complex Java Projects

Recent studies by The Middleware Company and EDS found that traditional Java/J2EE development practices are too inefficient to be used for many dev projects. So, Compuware Corp.'s latest upgrade to its OptimalJ enterprise development environment adds features to reduce the code delays and expenses that Java/J2EE developers face daily during testing, integration and implementation. Compuware has a similar commitment to bring MDA to .NET is on the drawing board. See how modeling has been brought down to earth to build efficiencies.

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Download: Microsoft Tool Converts Java, JSPs for .NET

This week, Microsoft released for download its upgraded Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA) 2.0, a wizard-based tool that can automate the conversion of Java syntax and Java code to native Visual C# .NET. The key addition is JLCA's support for JSPs and servlets code. IDN takes a look at JLCA's features and talks with an early developer.

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BEA Exec Panel Explores J2EE Integration Needs

During JavaOne, BEA Systems held a panel discussion to discuss its WebLogic 8.1 J2EE app server and tools upgrades, shipping this summer. Execs also discussed their current and future needs for better Java support to cut dev learning curves, speed app deployment and improve Java interoperability with web services, and even .NET. See how their needs stack up with yours.

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Java Vendors Look To Add Jolt To Tech, Community

On the eve of next week's JavaOne, there are signs that the major Java vendors -- IBM, Oracle, BEA, Sun, Borland and many others -- are each in their own way looking to re-invigorate the development language, and the community. See where the pushes -- and pulls -- will come from in the Java world this summer.

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Seagull Tool Eases Web Services GUI Work

Like many Java tools providers, Seagull is looking to lower the bar on the complexity of building web services -- especially when writing custom GUIs. Unlike many Java vendors, however, Seagull has a novel strategy: Release a drag-and-drop tools environment based on Microsoft's ASP.NET. See how Seagull says its visual ASP.NET tool will help developers -- even on the Java side -- speed the deployment and customization of their web services.

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Eclipse Upgrade Improves Editor, Nav Support

For Java developers looking for less platform-specific tools, the Eclipse Consortium has released its latest upgrade. Features include better GUI and nav support, improved ability to work with external tools and libraries, including support for Ant, and better editing and debugging. See the latest.

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2003 Tools Unlock Doors to the "Glass House"

A growing number of web services tools and technologies -- from XML links, to gateways and connectors -- are helping .Net and Java developers unlock the doors to legacy "Glass House" resources. See why the Gartner Group says 2003 may be the year where web services developers/integrators begin to push the boundaries.

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BEA Upgrade Seeks To Unify AppDev, Integration

BEA Systems execs say that J2EE is still too hard, and that Java developers need to become integrators. IDN's interviews with BEA execs shows you how BEA's new WebLogic Workshop products and developer programs address these. And, in the process, reveals how BEA has taken a few pages from Microsoft's developers' playbook.

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J2EE Specs Seek To Align with Non-Java World

As IDN reported earlier, the final J2EE 1.4 spec will be tabled to help developers using SOAP, WSDL and XML make sure their code runs across Java, .Net and Windows/Unix. But, the longer-term impacts for the Java/J2EE developer may reach wider than you might think, and open the Java community to a wide array of not-Java-only technologies. Read IDN's interview with a key Java exec.

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J2EE 1.4 Final Delayed To Support WS-I Interoperability

The release of the final J2EE 1.4 specification document will be delayed by several months to include the WS-I's Basic Profile for SOAP, WSDL and XML to ensoure interoperablity between Java and non-Java platforms. In an in-depth interview, hear how changes at the JCP will change the landscape for Java developers, and plans for making it easier to work with Windows and .Net projects.

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Java, Microsoft Drivers on Web Services Road

Developers familiar with Java and Microsoft driver technologies (JDBC and ODBC) will see a boon in XML-enabled tools in 2003, according to a leading provider of drivers and tools. See why SQL is for data at rest and XML is for data in motion, as DataDirect Technologies works with leading SQL vendors Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and others.

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Driving ODBC, JDBC Drivers to XML Web Services

It will get much easier in 2003 for developers using ODBC and JDBC to upgrade to XML-based web services, according to DataDirect Technologies, one of the leading providers of database driver technologies to software providers and end users. See how DataDirect is working with leading vendors, including Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase and key Java developers, to bring strong XML support to SQL data.

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