Microsoft SDK for Java Attracts More Than 50,000 Developers In Nearly Two Months
Helps Developers Build More Compelling Java Applications
REDMOND, Wash. - Dec. 11, 1996 - Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Microsoft® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Java is achieving widespread acceptance from developers seeking to create world-class Java applications. Since the SDK was introduced on Oct. 15, 1996, more than 50,000 copies have been downloaded from the Microsoft Web site.
The Microsoft SDK offers developers a rich collection of tools, class libraries, sample code and full documentation to aid productivity and speed the development of more sophisticated Java applications. It also includes Microsoft's CAB file technology, which enables more rapid and secure delivery of Java applications and the latest version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine for Java, which has been widely acclaimed by developers and trade press as the fastest, most reliable and fully compatible way to run Java applications.
"The debugging interfaces provided in the Microsoft SDK for Java are instrumental to delivering the state-of-the-art debugging capabilities in our forthcoming Java development product, code-named 'Starbuck,'" said Rob Veitch, director of product development for the languages division at Powersoft. "We're delighted to see Microsoft taking such a leadership role with unique and valuable support for Java developers."
"The Microsoft SDK for Java is a treasure trove for the Java developer," said Karl Jacob, president of Dimension X. "Liquid Motion Pro gets a significant performance gain from the CAB file technology, and Liquid Reality uses DirectX technology to give our customers a turbo-charged ride through 3-D worlds with surround sound, integrated video clips and richly detailed scenes."
"The CAB file technology in the Microsoft SDK for Java reduces the download size of FutureTense's Texture viewer by 75 percent, which means the initial customer experience is about four times faster," said BC Krishna, vice president of technology at FutureTense Inc. "Plus, the support for digitally signing CAB files allows us to ensure the integrity of the code our customers download over the Internet."
The Microsoft SDK for Java includes the following elements:
The SDK is designed to work with any Java development tool, such as Microsoft
Visual J++™ development software. Borland International Inc., Metrowerks Inc. and Powersoft have previously announced plans to support the SDK with their development tool products.
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