Attempting to put Java in high gear, JavaSoft kicked off the second annual JavaOne Developer Conference with more than half a dozen major announcements. These included:
- The release of the Enterprise Platform for Java - a framework comprised of server-side APIs and JavaBean components for creating middleware server applications in Java.
- A cross-licensing deal with Lotus Development and IBM for beefing up the JavaBeans technology. JavaSoft has licensed Lotus' InfoBus technology, which allows JavaBeans to share information without additional programming. The IBM deal is for the JavaBeans Migration Assistant for ActiveX, a tool that converts ActiveX controls into JavaBeans.
- The release of JavaPC, a set of software interfaces that can enable a corporation to turn an older PC running DOS into a network computer. As part of the JavaPC, JavaSoft is including its HotJava Views personal productivity applications.
- The launching of the "100% Pure Java" campaign, with KeyLabs acting as the testing lab for certifying that a Java application is written totally in Java.
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