Metrowerks to Add Support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior
Metrowerks to Add Support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior Releasing Beta
Version of CodeWarrior with Support for Java Technology Aimed at
Web-Enabled Consumer Devices
AUSTIN, Texas-December 7, 1999-Metrowerks, a Motorola company, today
announced its support for Sun Microsystems PersonalJava Application
Environment, a subset of the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) aimed at
Web-enabled consumer devices. Metrowerks will release a beta version of
CodeWarrior with support for the latest version of PersonalJava (v1.1.3)
later this month.
CodeWarrior with support for PersonalJava will allow Java developers to
quickly leverage their Java technology development skills to extend their
business into the networked device space.
"Both Java technology and consumer devices are high-focus platform areas
for us," said Luis Quiroga, product marketing manager, Metrowerks. "By
adding support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior, we are providing the Java
developer community with the tools to extend Javas cross-platform benefits
to consumer devices."
With PersonalJava support, users will be able use the award-winning
CodeWarrior integrated development environment (IDE) to add valuable
content to any Web-connected consumer device that executes Personal Java
Virtual Machine and class libraries from a LAN or wireless network. This
includes devices such as set top boxes, high-end mobile handhelds and PDAs,
and Internet screen phones.
PersonalJava technology in CodeWarrior will also provide developers with
the ability to analyze, verify and debug their PersonalJava-based
application in an emulation environment before deploying it to a real
"Ultimately, the success of any new device platform depends on the support
of the developer community," said Reza Nabavi, market development manager,
Sun Microsystems. "A powerful set of development tools, such as those
provided by Metrowerks CodeWarrior IDE, can greatly accelerate a devices
adoption in the market, which translates into increased sales for device
manufacturers. We look at our development tools vendors as instrumental
partners in proliferating our J2ME platform technologies, such as
PersonalJava, within the Internet appliances sphere."
PersonalJava, along with other J2ME technologies, will be available in a
new CodeWarrior product line hosted on Windows and Solaris in the first
half of 2000. A beta version of CodeWarrior with PersonalJava support
hosted on the Windows platform will be available later this month, followed
by a beta hosted on Solaris in late January.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior
software development solutions for a number of operating systems and the
most popular microprocessors. In September of 1999, Metrowerks became an
independently operating subsidiary of Motorola's Semiconductor Products
CodeWarrior's cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java and assembly
programming languages and are used for both embedded systems development
and desktop applications. CodeWarrior allows programmers to build
applications from one unique integrated development environment (IDE).
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior products are used by more than 200,000 developers
in 80 countries. For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web site