JNBridge Spans the Gap Between Java and Microsoft .NET Development Environments
JNBridge Releases Java/.NET Interoperability Tool for Software Developers
BOULDER, CO, June 3, 2002—JNBridge, LLC, a provider of Java and Microsoft .NET interoperability tools for software developers, has recently released its flagship product, JNBridgePro. JNBridgePro bridges the gap between the two principal competing application development platforms: Sun Microsystems’ Java and Microsoft’s new .NET framework. With JNBridgePro, new or existing Java code may fully participate in the cross-language development framework of Microsoft .NET, while maintaining Java’s cross-platform portability and conformance to Java standards.
JNBridgePro is a Java/.NET interoperability tool enabling software developers to quickly and seamlessly access Java classes from .NET as if Java were a .NET-supported language. Its capabilities give software development teams the opportunity to pursue new .NET initiatives while preserving and reusing their existing Java investments. Developers can build both Java and .NET versions of their applications that share a common Java code base, thereby speeding time to market and decreasing development and maintenance costs.
“JNBridgePro easily saved us a person-month in initial implementation time, plus ongoing modification and extension efforts” said Matt Fryer, a developer at the enterprise application integrator CrossWeave, Inc. “We investigated other technical solutions, and they all had substantial drawbacks, including extra development effort, the difficulty of maintaining and synchronizing multiple versions of the code, and performance problems. I’ve been using JNBridgePro since its alpha release. It’s fast and reliable.”
“JNBridgePro enabled us to utilize a Java API as though it was a native .Net assembly. This saved us the time and effort required to write a COM wrapper for the Java API and import it as an Interop assembly” said Todd Littlejohn, a software project manager at Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc. “The product is awesome. It really does bridge the gap between .NET and Java.”
Features of JNBridgePro
JNBridgePro provides cross-language and cross-platform portability by integrating .NET and Java classes as though Java were a .NET language, without requiring or needing any changes to the Java code base, which enables the Java code to retain its cross-platform portability and standards conformance.
Through a simple-to-use yet powerful application, the developer can explore the interfaces and functionality of available Java classes to determine which should be exposed to .NET. JNBridgePro automatically finds all the supporting classes necessary to allow full use of the Java classes, and generates proxies that expose the Java classes’ functionality and enable full implementation inheritance. The resultant class-level interoperability enables full implementation inheritance, the transparent handling of Java object lifecycle management, and exception handling.
A full-featured evaluation copy of JNBridgePro is available for download at any time from www.jnbridge.com.
Benefits of JNBridgePro
JNBridgePro enables software development teams to leverage their investments in existing Java code and libraries while pursuing new .NET initiatives. Heterogeneously-skilled development teams can easily produce Java and .NET versions of their applications that share a common code base, which reduces development and maintenance costs. The Java code remains cross-platform, and will run on any system that supports Java—not only Windows. The JNBridgePro solution is designed to continue to work as both Java and .NET evolve, so that developers are not locked into a particular version.
JNBridge, LLC, was founded in 2001 to supply software developers with a full line of Java/.NET interoperability tools that enable fast and seamless integration of pure Java code with Microsoft .NET components and applications. JNBridge is headquartered at 3024 Jefferson St., Boulder, Colorado, 80304. The company can be reached at 303.545.9371 or via its web site: www.jnbridge.com.