ComponentSource bolsters Java reuse program

Looking to arm developers with technology to find and reuse existing application development components, ComponentSource Inc. announced the integration of its Java component marketplace with Borland Software JBuilder and IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer at the annual JavaOne developer conference in San Francisco.

The Kennesaw, Georgia-based component broker has previously integrated its marketplace with Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Studio.Net, when that tool suite was released last month, as well as WebGain Inc.'s Application Composer.

By integrating ComponentSource Enterprise Reuse solution with toolboxes, ComponentSource is enabling developers to locate, test, and ultimately reuse components, whether those be sold through its online marketplace or private, internal component collections within enterprises, according to Sam Patterson, chief executive officer of ComponentSource.

Although reuse of application components has found success only in niche markets thus far, it is widely expected that the integration of Web services, component marketplaces, and hosted application development life cycle offerings inside a central repository where components can be stored and accessed will further reuse.

Other companies are looking to further reuse as well. Flashline and AltoWeb last week partnered to enable users of AltoWeb's Application Platform to access Flashline's CMEE (Component Manager Enterprise Edition) to reuse Java assets for faster development and deployment.

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