Gluecode releases open-source Java dev platform

Infrastructure software developer Gluecode Software plans to release this week a new Java application development platform that ties together a number of open-source components into one integrated system.

Gluecode's Joe uses technologies from the Apache Software Foundation's portfolio, including its portal technology, its Geronimo application server, its Derby database (formerly known as IBM Cloudscape) and its Agila BPM (business process management) engine. Joe is aimed at developers interested in using the open-source technology but reluctant to tackle their own integration of the component pieces. Gluecode's package offers product support services and add-on features such as a management console.

Gluecode's goal with Joe is to marry the flexibility of Java with the usability of Microsoft's rival development tools, said Gluecode Chief Executive Officer Winston Damarillo. He expects Joe to compete with Microsoft's .Net lineup. Gluecode has two customers running pilot deployments of Joe, Damarillo said, but he declined to release their names.

Forrester Research Inc. analyst John Rymer said he sees a market for Joe among companies without the expertise to do deep development work pulling together an open-source technology stack. In its current version, Joe is most suitable for projects such as Web applications, Rymer said. He expects Gluecode to later deliver an enterprise version with clustering support and other high-end features necessary for more robust, scalable applications projects.

Gluecode is a startup planning to build its entire software line around open-source technologies. The company has around 50 employees, landed a round of venture-capital financing in March, and is currently turning a profit, Damarillo said.

Gluecode's Joe is available for free at its Web site, http://www.gluecode.com/. Technical support and access to source code and updates are available to subscribes for an annual fee starting at US$3,500. The software runs on the Red Hat Linux, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems.

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