SAP Soaks Up Java

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2003-06-16 Print this article Print

SAP AG made a major Java splash at the JavaOne conference here last week.

SAP AG made a major Java splash at the JavaOne conference here last week, announcing support for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and releasing a new Java development environment, among other things.

The Walldorf, Germany, company said it will support J2EE 1.3 in SAP Web Application Server. It also announced SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, a Java-based integrated development environment that is part of its SAP NetWeaver application and integration platform.

By adding J2EE compliance to its application server, SAP will leverage the open Java standard environment and feature support for Java 2 Micro Edition for mobile and wireless application and Web services development. This will be in addition to other standards support, such as Java Metadata Interface and J2EE Connector Architecture.

Another service capability includes SAPs new SAP Integration and Certification Centers, where the company will provide tests to check for and certify compatible and successful deployment of third-party applications on the SAP application server, company officials said.

SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio puts SAP firmly in-to the Java development camp with a set of tools for building Java applications and Web services that are based on the IBM-sponsored Eclipse platform, the company said.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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