Microsoft claims its Software Development Kit for Java gives developers capabilities that they cannot otherwise access in Java. The SDK comes with the Win32 virtual machine, which was benchtested by a US magazine to be the fastest way to run Java applications on Windows 95 or Windows NT platforms.
The SDK can be used with any Java development tool including Microsoft?s own Visual J++. Among the advantages Microsoft claims for its latest SDK are support for Direct X hardware acceleration, which allows for high speed graphical and 3D programs, and support for ActiveX controls.
The kit comprises Java class libraries, utilities, documentation, sample source code and the Win32 virtual machine. Using its facilities, multiple Java applications can be packaged in one file to reduce downloading time and standalone programs can be created that do not have to run in a browser.
?Developers want to do more interesting things with Java,? commented Microsoft vice president John Ludwig.
Powersoft and Borland were the first tools vendors to pledge that they would ship the SDK and virtual machine with their own Java tools. Powersoft will include them in the next release of its C++ rapid application development tool, Optima++, and Borland will support ActiveX and the virtual machine in future versions of its upcoming visual Java development environment, Latte.
Also, what's a USB stick?
Gravitational waves become extremely weak by the time they reach the Earth and require highly sensitive equipment for detection
The reactor topped out at 100 million° C
Cosmic event will not cause any disruption on Earth, say scientists