Java Product News (updated March 27, 2006)

Instantiations introduces Java desktop development tool, JRules 6 now available, and more

Instantiations introduces Java desktop development tool

Instantiations has released RCP Developer, a new product for creating Java-based client and standalone desktop applications based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. The tool includes GUI-construction, testing, and packaging tools that aid in the creation of Java client applications.

JRules 6 now available

Ilog has released JRules 6, the latest version of its business rule management system for Java. New to version 6 are full lifecycle business rule management, a separate authoring environment for business users, on-demand rule synchronization between business and IT teams, and improved performance and scalability.

Caphyon announces Advanced Installer for Java 3.8

Caphyon has updated its Advanced Installer for Java. Version 3.8 of this Windows installer authoring tool includes new driver installation support using DIFx, a new wizard for creating shortcuts, and a basic implementation for serial number validation.

New features added to Openmake

Catalyst Systems Corporation is now shipping version 6.41 of Openmake, its development tool for automated build management. Openmake also includes lifecycle activities management capabilities, with this latest version incorporating new features for centralizing control of lifecycle processes from scheduling SCM updates to executing test and deployment tools.

Manning publishes first guide for IDEA IDE

IntelliJ IDEA in Action is now available from Manning Publications. In this guide, authors Duane K. Fields, Stephen Saunders, and Eugene Belyaev use a sample project to illustrate the various features of IntelliJ's IDE, and include a selection of tips and techniques for working with IDEA.

MetaMatrix launches embeddable Java distributed query component

MetaMatrix Query is a new distributed query component that aids in developing and maintaining those Java applications that use data from multiple relational databases. When embedded in an application, the MetaMatrix Query data service operates as a single Java Database Connectivity driver that facilitates access to data from multiple, distributed relational databases, federating data from these sources and optimizing distributed queries.

TestDrive-Gold now shipping

Original Software has introduced TestDrive-Gold, an automated software testing tool for Web and PC-based applications. The testing tool requires no coding knowledge, and provides self-healing scripts and advanced scripting controls.

Koalog releases Koalog Configurator 1.1.

Koalog Configurator 1.1 is now shipping. This Java configuration software based on Koalog comes with a Swing maintenance tool and Web components.

SOAtest 4.5 now available

Parasoft has released SOAtest 4.5, its automated software test, analysis, and development governance solution for Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations. This latest version includes enhanced SOA development governance, broad test management support, and new automated testing of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) and BPEL-based processes.

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