Wireless App Server Vendor Adds Modules for Easier Java Integration

By Amy Newman (Send Email)
Posted Jul 18, 2001


Wireless software infrastructure provider Aligo, Inc. Wednesday introduced extension modules to make it easier for enterprises to integrate its mobile application server with Sun Microsystems' Forte for Java IDE.

The combined offering gives developers the flexibility to select their preferred IDE when building and deploying mobile enterprise applications with Algio's M-1 Mobile Application Server v2.0.

Wireless software infrastructure provider Aligo, Inc. Wednesday introduced extension modules to make it easier for enterprises to integrate its mobile application server with Sun Microsystems' Forte for Java IDE.

By extending Aligo's development platform to support Sun's Forte for Java product, the two vendors hope to address the needs of Java technology developers that have already made Forte for Java their default IDE.

Aligo claims a completely open, agnostic approach to mobile application development, thus offering Java developers the option of using its Application Builder or any other IDE in their application development process. However, Algio anticipates the tighter integration with Sun's Forte for Java product further will save developers significant engineering time.

"Aligo's comprehensive M-1 Mobile Application Server is a highly complementary technology to the Forte for Java product," said David Taber, director of portal and business development, Forte Tools, Sun Microsystems.

"We envision a unified Java application development process for mobile and enterprise applications, and partnering with Aligo is a crucial step toward that vision. Now our users have direct access to a mobile development and deployment platform that can be used seamlessly with the Forte for Java IDE. We are quite impressed with the M-1 Server technology," Taber elaborated.

"By providing a mobile application server that meets the 100 percent Pure Java Certification Standards, Aligo allows enterprises to simply plug our M-1 Server into their existing Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) infrastructure and instantly use their existing development skills and resources. Any developer who is using the Forte for Java product can now more rapidly build robust, enterprise-grade mobile solutions based on Aligo's M-1 Server software," said David Shim, CEO of Aligo.

An evaluation copy of M-1 Server v2.0 is available for download.


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