Dev Bytes

Published: February 20th, 2003

The Java Community Process (JCP) recently released its first platform for building applications for Java-enabled wireless handheld devices.

The Java Specification Request (JSR) 185 is a road map outlining how technological specifications could be integrated to develop software solutions to fit Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)-enabled handhelds. This will allow carriers to better plan their application deployment strategy, allow handheld manufacturers to develop better product plans, and give developers a clearer path to software development, according to JCP. Included in the JSR 185 are specifications from J2ME, Connected Limit Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.0, Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0, wireless messaging API (WMA), and mobile media application program interface (MMAPI).

Borland integrating TogetherSoft into apps

Borland Software Corp. plans to add technology gained in its TogetherSoft Corp. acquisition to its Java tools suite. The company is launching Borland Together Edition for JBuilder, a Borland-labelled version of the modelling environment that became the company’s property through the acquisition of TogetherSoft. Borland announced the acquisition, valued at approximately US$210 million, in October and closed on it last month.

Together Edition for JBuilder also will become part of Borland Enterprise Studio 5 for Java, an upgraded version of the company’s development suite for Java development, and replace Rational Rose in that suite, Borland officials said. “We’re actually replacing Rose in the Studio with a much better-integrated product family,” said Todd Olson, chief scientist for the Borland Together business unit.