Novell today gave an early Christmas present to Java
The networking giant rolled out the Novell Developer Kit which provides a
variety of tools that developers need to build applications that use Novell's
directory-enabled platform and services, including NetWare, Novell Directory
Services (NDS), GroupWise, and ManageWise, the company said.
The new kit is the single source for Novell's application programming
interfaces (APIs) and allows access to Novell's directory, network,
Internet, and management services. Developers can use C/C++, Java class libraries,
and Enterprise JavaBeans, or scripting languages, such as Visual Basic,
Novell has been a longtime supporter of Sun Microsystems' Java language, and said
today that the
toolset represents a further commitment to the language and its worldwide
army of developers.
"We completely support the standard JDK definition and will include Sun's
JDK 1.2 in the Novell Developer Kit in mid-1999. We are committed to
tracking Sun's releases of Java with as little lag time as possible," Chris
Stone, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, said in
Sun yesterday rolled
out the next version of its Java technology on the first day of its
three-day Java Business Expo. The company announced the availability of Java
2, formerly code-named JDK 1.2, which brings improvements to Java's
security, graphics, sound, user interface offerings, and other components.
In addition, the new version will have faster performance, Sun executives
The Novell Developer Kit is available for free download from Novell's Java
developer site and will be
updated every six weeks, the company said.