SAP to Support J2EE

SAP announces at JavaOne support for Java 2 Enterprise Edition and releases a new Java development environment.

SAN FRANCISCO—SAP AG made a major Java splash at the here, announcing support for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and releasing a new Java development environment.

The Walldorf, Germany, company said SAP will support J2EE 1.3 in the SAP Web Application Server, and the enterprise resource planning giant also announced a new Java-based integrated development environment known as SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio. SAP NetWeaver is the companys application and integration platform.

SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio puts SAP firmly into 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.

Meanwhile, by adding J2EE compliance to its application server, SAP leverages the open Java standard environment and features support for Java 2 Micro Edition for mobile and wireless application and Web services development, as well as other standards like 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.