Symantec has announced Version 3.0 of its popular Java development tools, Visual Cafe Database Edition, Visual Cafe Professional Edition, and Visual Cafe Standard Edition.
Now in beta release and shipping in mid-November, the latest Visual Cafe Java tools allow developers to plug in any version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) features from Sun Microsystems, from Version 1.1 through Version 1.2, due in late November, officials said.
Separately, Symantec is due to deliver its comprehensive Enterprise Suite of Java tools by year's end.
Visual Cafe 3.0, which ships with JDK 1.17, is aimed at broadening server-side Java development by offering server-side debugging and remote server debugging, as well as projecting the visible connection between components for drag-and-drop interactions.
Visual Cafe 3.0 also supports the new Java Foundation Classes (JFC)/Swing classes. By complying to the JFC/Swing data model, these components are data aware, eliminating the need for "dbaware" components, Symantec officials said.
The latest tools also build model, border, and icons beans, and provide wysiwyg support for JFCs in the tools' form designer. Full support for JtabbedPane is also offered, as is support for any standard Java Database Connectivity driver for broad database connectivity, Symantec officials said.
Moreover, the updated Java tools also include an upgraded Just-In-Time Compiler from Symantec - Version 3.1, which promotes faster start-up time for applications, company officials said.