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JNBridge Announces Availability of JNBridgePRO 4.0

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At Tech-ED 2008 JNBridge announced the availability of its latest version of its core product, JNBridgePro 4.0. JNBridgePro 4.0 adds integration with the primary Java and .NET Integrated Development Environments (IDEs): Visual Studio and Eclipse. JNBridgePro 4.0 connects Java and .NET-based components and applications together with simple-to-use bridging tools and adapters that remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability.

In addition, the company will be demonstrating the latest versions of its two JMS adapters: The JNBridge JMS Adapter for .NET and the JNBridge JMS Adapter for BizTalk Server. The adapters provide fast and easy-to-use integration to connect JMS (Java Messaging Service) capabilities directly to the Microsoft .NET Framework applications or to a BizTalk Server to accelerate the delivery of new software products and services to the enterprise.

JNBridgePro's new plug-ins allow developers to explore and expose .NET classes directly within Eclipse and explore and expose Java classes directly within Visual Studio.

JNBridgePro 4.0 includes:

  • Ability to access Java classes from Visual Studio via the new NBridgePro Visual Studio plug-in
  • Ability to access .NET classes from Eclipse via the new JNBridgePro Eclipse plug-in
  • Full 64-bit support
  • Data compression of large messages and arrays for greater performance
JNBridgePro 4.0 is available now. For more information on it visit:
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