Java News from Sunday, August 15, 2004

IBM's alphaWorks has released the Distributed Parallel Programming Environment for Java (DPPEJ). According to the web site, DPPEJ is

a set of tools and technologies for developing simple, distributed, parallel applications using the Java programming language. This project is being developed by the IBM India Software Lab.

DPPEJ includes an easy and intuitive programming model based on distributed threads; object-based, message-passing APIs; and distributable data collection. DPEEJ takes a class library-based approach to providing a distributed parallel programming environment. New classes and interfaces supporting distributed threads, message passing, and distributable data collections are included in this package.

DPPEJ consists of three major technologies:


Object-based message passing

Distributable data collections

Jim Menard has posted version 0.82 of DataVision, an open source "database reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports". DataVision is written in Java and supports multiple databases including PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. This is a bug fix release. DataVision is published under an Apache license.