Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, William Schmarzo, Yeshim Deniz

Related Topics: Java IoT

Java IoT: Article

Microsoft & Java

Microsoft & Java

Over the past year, Microsoft Corp. has made a comprehensive, end-to-end investment in Javaª technologies. We were one of the first Java licensees. We delivered what is widely acknowledged as the industry's best virtual machine with Microsoft¨ Internet Explorer 3.0. We provided robust development tools and cross-platform class libraries that ease Java development. And we are one of the first to provide support for new JDK 1.1 technologies such as JavaBeansª, inner classes, etc.

By making these investments, Microsoft has allowed developers to do two things in Java - create great cross-platform applications and create applications that take full advantage of customers' investments in the Windows¨ operating system. This strategy provides customers with the freedom to choose how they use Java in their development efforts.

Using Java to Develop Great Cross-Platform Applications
Our strategy is to offer the best basic implementation of Java - and then to build upon that implementation with things like great cross-platform class libraries that enable developers to create the fastest, highest-quality, fully compatible Java applications. Already, we've delivered the following:

  • The Microsoft Virtual Machine for Java, acclaimed by the press and developers as the fastest, safest, most robust and most functional Java execution environment. The Microsoft Virtual Machine is the official Reference Implementation for Windows 95 and the Windows NT¨ operating system. It's also available for Windows 3.1 and the Macintosh; versions for the Windows CE operating system and UNIX are in development.
  • Microsoft's Application Foundation Classes (AFC) for Java, GUI Libraries and Enterprise Libraries that provide a comprehensive set of building blocks to create commercial-quality Java applications more quickly. These libraries are written in Java and run on any standard implementation of Java.
  • The Microsoft Visual J++ª development tool, the most widely used Java development tool for powerful Java programming, with the fastest Java compiler on the market and robust, integrated debugging.

    These contributions enable developers to use Java better and more reliably - yet they're fully compatible with the software and other investments that developers have already made in Java. The result: Commercial and corporate developers can become more productive and successful with Java.

    Using Java to Develop Great Windows-Based Applications
    Often, developers need a highly integrated solution, one that offers the most power and performance for a specific need or that fully exploits the customer's hardware and software. That's especially true when developers want to take advantage of the rich features in the Microsoft Windows operating system, which powers more than 85 percent of personal computers. Developing with Java specifically for Windows lets developers gain the productivity benefits of coding in Java, plus the benefits of Java on Windows, including:

  • Faster performance, with access to high-performance system services such as the DirectXª set of APIs for multimedia and the ability to integrate native code for components requiring the highest performance
  • Broader functionality using the rich device support in Windows, including TrueType font support, multiple mouse-button support, printing support, setup, integration with existing applications, access to hardware and system services and access to the Win32¨ API
  • Easy integration with other applications and tools because of compatibility with ActiveXª and Component Object Model (COM) technologies
  • Faster and more powerful development, taking advantage of the large existing library of applications and components for Windows and easy interoperability with popular development tools

    Microsoft's strategy for Java is to make both of these developer options possible. We've already delivered significantly on this strategy, and we'll continue to do so in the future.

  • More Stories By Cornelius Willis

    Cornelius Willis is the Director of Platform Marketing for Microsoft Corp.

    Comments (0)

    Share your thoughts on this story.

    Add your comment
    You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

    In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


    IoT & Smart Cities Stories
    Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
    Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
    In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Bi...
    The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
    With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
    CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
    Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
    Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
    At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
    Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understa...