Push Is On for Reusable Java Components
Two initiatives will help developers reuse Java components to simplify development in the Java and J2EE worlds.Two initiatives are under way to help developers reuse Java components to simplify development in the Java and Java 2 Enterprise Edition worlds. Many developers have said the Java world lacks the kind of reusable components available for Microsoft Corp. platforms, including the .Net platform. But a new initiative from Wakesoft Inc. and Flashline Inc. and another from BEA Systems Inc. and ComponentSource Inc. are aimed at changing that. Wakesoft, a San Francisco-based supplier of service-oriented architecture technology for J2EE applications, and Flashline, a Cleveland-based provider of reusable components, Tuesday announced an alliance to increase the use of components in building Java applications and Web services Under the alliance, Wakesoft will integrate its Wakesoft Architecture Server with Flashlines Component Manager Enterprise Edition (CMEE) to enable developers to quickly build reusable assets and promote, manage and measure the reuse of those assets with Flashline CMEE.
Meanwhile, on Monday, San Jose, Calif.-based BEA and Atlanta-based ComponentSource announced an alliance aimed at growing the market for reusable Java components and tools for the BEA WebLogic platform and other Java environments.