MS JUMPs for Java
Microsoft has posted to its developer site a beta version of a tool that converts Java applications into Microsoft's new programming language for building .NET applications. The latest release in Microsoft's JUMP to .NET strategy aims to lure Java developers to Microsoft's new Web-based computing architecture, which is centred around its own programming languages. JUMP stands for Java User Migration Path. Used with Microsoft's forthcoming developer software, Visual Studio .NET, the Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA) will automatically convert basic Java source code into C# (C-sharp), Microsoft's new language developed specifically for Visual Studio .NET.
Infra updates support
Sydney-based IT infrastructure support developer Infra has announced the release of its latest product, InfraActive Version 5.9. InfraActive is a software tool consisting of a database and an application designed to manage the configuration and management of an organisation's IT infrastructure. Organisations use the tool's workflow engine for change management, and its database for reporting problems. These modules have also been released in versions specifically tailored to the call centre industry.
Components for sale
ComponentSource has taken the wraps off of a program designed to help Java component authors build Java-based components for resale. ComponentSource J2EE (Java 2, Enterprise Edition) ComponentBuilder will offer software vendors and individual component authors access to technical training, beta releases from application server vendors, and co-marketing support of components via ComponentSource's online marketplace. The program also provides licensing policies with serial numbers and the ability to offer trial versions, the combination of which is designed to help authors and software vendors protect their intellectual property and code for components and Web services.