Ilog has launched a Java version of its Views graphical user interface (GUI) builder to appeal to the two main sectors currently using the language, telecommunications and defence.
Jviews, which is due to ship at the end of the month, comprises a series of pre-built class libraries that programmers can use when building a Java application to manipulate the graphical objects on their screens.
Philip Randall, Ilog?s marketing director, said: ?Jviews saves users time by providing them with ready built classes so they don?t have to spend time writing them themselves and it reduces cost because they can bring their own products to market quicker."
He added that there were currently only two markets talking about using Java in any serious way - telecomms and defence.
?The first is driven by telecomms operators who see the advantages of using the Web. And in defence, they tend to have closed information systems that are similar to an Intranet, so they can see the possibilities, although currently it?s mainly research and development work,? he said. The class libraries come in four categories - attributes such as pre-drawn circles, lines or bitmaps, managers such as 'change colour' or 'click button', interactors such as zoom or pan, and links, which automatically instructs an applet as to whether it should be vertically or horizontally aligned.
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