Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the establishment of open, industry standards, Oracle Corp. announced at OracleWorld the submission to the Java Community Process (JCP) of a new application programming interface (API) specification designed to enable the creation of standards-based extensions that are fully interoperable with any Java integrated development environment (IDE). In addition to reducing the time and cost of development, this new API is expected to increase the breadth of available tools and technologies that better suit the specific development needs of Java technology developers, third parties and the open source community.
Leading Java technology vendors Sun Microsystems, Macromedia, and JetBrains are the first to support Oracle's submission of this Java Specification Request (JSR) 198 The Standard Extension API for Integrated Development Environments.
Today, developers and third parties are required to write separate add-ins for their tools to work with each Java tool vendors' IDE. The establishment of this new API as a standard will enable developers to write Java tool extensions once that can seamlessly integrate with any other standards-based Java IDE. The new JSR API submitted by Oracle is based on 100 percent Java technology standards, including Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) and Swing for creating graphical user interface (GUI) application components, such as buttons and dialogs.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Information Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access