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TechWeb: IBM Reveals Embedded Java Strategy

Jul 19, 2000, 22:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Cole)

"In a continuing effort to establish itself as a leader in embedded applications, IBM will release through its Object Technology Inc. (OTI) subsidiary ports of optimized versions of its J9 Java Virtual Machine next Monday as well as associated tools to three more hardware platforms and two more operating systems."

"More importantly, IBM (stock: IBM) will finally take the wraps off its closely guarded "common code base" strategy that will allow embedded developers to move seamlessly across multiple OSes andprocessors with little modification to their underlying Java code, with no new investment in development tools and with no performance degradation."

"Our aim is to support all of the major and some of the minor hardware and software platforms used in embedded design today, and to continue to evolve and extend our support as new architectures and architectural variants occur in the future," said Marc Erickson, product manager for embedded systems at Object Technology."

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