Mobile database software developer iAnywhere Solutions Inc. will update its SQL Anywhere Studio to Version 9 in the third quarter, making it simpler to develop Web services that link back-office applications with mobile devices, the company said recently. SQL Anywhere Studio 9 will incorporate 200 enhancements, according to the Dublin, Calif., company. The new version of SQL Anywhere Studio will have an integrated HTTP server and the ability to respond to Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) requests, making it easier to create Web services.

Compuware unveils version 4 of dev tool

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Compuware Corp. recently launched the latest version of its Xpediter/DevEnterprise, version 4.0. The new version enables real application understanding and is designed specifically for developers as an analysis tool to help them build, test and extend application development, the company said, adding that developers can use DevEnterprise for large maintenance and development projects such as extending OS applications to the Web. It also helps developers by providing them with the ability to locate programs, datasets and databases.

Xcode to attract Apple developers

Apple Computer Inc. wooed developers at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco recently with the release of Xcode, a new set of developer tools that pave the way for future Mac OS X development. The toolkit offers a Unix-based development environment with a new user interface and new technologies including, Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build. The environment’s performance is a claimed five times faster than previous development tools, meaning developers can swiftly bring their applications to Apple’s next-generation OS. The Xcode Fix and Continue feature means developers can make live code changes to a running application and see their effect immediately without the need to restart. Reduced development turnaround times are achieved with Zero Link, which removes the linking stage for all development builds.