Verimation has Java-enabled its message-based middleware, Vcom. The new Vcom Client for Java allows Java applets to link to any application running with Vcom.
Verimation said that, while applets were a good way to build front ends to new or legacy applications, this was only possible if the server application provided the right client/server interface and TCP/IP support.
Java applets can connect synchronously or asynchronously to all applications on platforms that are running Vcom as their middleware. Operating systems supported include Microsoft Windows and NT, Digital VMS, IBM MVS and Unix, and the product can operate over TCP/IP, APPC, DECnet and Netbios protocols.
The new client incorporates the standard application programming interface for all Vcom middleware clients, for programmers working on Java applications.
"While it is clear that applications written in Java will enjoy platform independence, Java doesn't provide network independent connectivity to processes on today's computing platforms," said Chris Cox, UK head of Verimation. "Vcom Client extends Java's reach to existing systems and allows selection of server platforms based upon applications requirements, not Java support for those environments."
The product will ship next month. Verimation is the UK subsidiary of Swedish messaging supplier Verimation AB and its Memo and Vcom middleware systems have 2.5 million users worldwide.
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