Flashline Integrates Component Manager, WebSphere Tools
Integration gives enterprise developers a place to build, test and deploy Java apps using new and existing software assets, including reusable components and Web services.Flashline Inc. Tuesday announced a new adapter that integrates the companys reusable software components platform with IBMs WebSphere Studio Developer Tools. Cleveland-based Flashline announced the adapter at the Software Development Conference and Expo East 2002. Cathy Lippert, Flashlines vice president of product management, said the integration of the companys Component Manager Enterprise Edition (CMEE) with IBMs WebSphere tools provides enterprise developers with a place to build, test and deploy Java applications using both new and existing software assets, including reusable components and Web services. "We have an ongoing commitment to support the leading tools," Lippert said. She said the IBM tools, which are based on the Eclipse open-source development tools platform foundation, represent a key class of tools that more and more developers are beginning to take advantage of. Oracle Corp. last week announced it had joined the Eclipse Board of Stewards for just that reason.
"Were seeing a lot of uptake on WebSphere Application Developer and Eclipse," Lippert said. "Reuse is big there. We support most of the major integrated development environments and platforms, but for this level of integration, a platform like Eclipse is really strong in the larger enterprises."