Compuware Corporation last week announced it has extended its component-based application assembly environment Uniface in order to provide new enterprise capabilities for developers.
The company claims Uniface 7.2.03 now supports the Corba and Java languages, allowing users a wider choice of component types at the application assembly stage, and has new integrated workflow capabilities to be used with legacy mission-critical applications.
"Uniface 7.2.03 provides the ability to enrich applications with more standards-based components, as well as the ability to quickly adapt core processes to changes in the business," Daniel Sheahan, Compuware Solutions' national manager said.
The Corba-extended version of Uniface's Universal Request Broker Architecture will allow developers to "mix and match" component models within an application, officials claim. Furthermore, with the support for Java RMI call-in, developers will be able to use Java to construct front-end components for Internet and e-commerce applications, using Uniface on the back end.
In addition, newly added Visual Workflow support will enable them to add workflow functionality to business-critical applications.
According to Sheahan, the new capabilities will result in better productivity and shorter learning curves for developers, significantly reducing the application development process.