Oracle has started shipping its Developer/2000 Web cartridge, which enables users to build Java-based applications without needing to know the nuts and bolts of the Java language. The fourth generation language will initially be available under Sun's Solaris and Windows NT, but other flavours of Unix will be supported later in the year. The offering is the first development tool to be certifed as 100 per cent Pure Java under Sun's branding scheme.
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