Jade targets Java devs with release 6.2

'We want as many developers as possible to be able to take advantage of Jade to build distributed applications that manage complex data,' says CIO

Jade is looking to spread its wings with its latest release, version 6.2, which is targeted at Java and mobile application developers.

Jade CIO John Ascroft says version 6.2 is the most significant release of Jade in the past five years.

“It’s been driven by customer demand to enable a broader range of users to take advantage of targeting solutions to complex business problems,” he says.

The Java framework encapsulates the Jade object manager, database and core programming model.

Ascroft says work is also under way on C# interoperability for the .Net platform.

“We want as many developers as possible to be able to take advantage of Jade to build distributed applications that manage complex data,” he says.

“We’re committed to interoperability. Since Jade 6.0, we have invested in support for XML and web services.”

The new release also includes general availability for a Compact Jade edition that enables thin clients and stand-alone database applications to run on Windows mobile devices.

The company had earlier made available a special edition for mobility to a few major customers, including the Port of Gdansk in Poland. It is offering Compact Jade licences free of charge.

“Mobile applications were essential to the business of managing container movements in the terminal,” Ascroft says. “The ability to invoke web services enables Compact Jade applications to interoperate with other systems, both Jade and non-Jade.”

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