Java News from Thursday, November 25, 2004

Eric Lafortune has released ProGuard 3.1, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) "class file shrinker, optimizer, and obfuscator. It can detect and remove unused classes, fields, methods, and attributes. It can then optimize bytecode and remove unused instructions. Finally, it can rename the remaining classes, fields, and methods using short meaningless names. The resulting jars are smaller and harder to reverse-engineer."

IronFlare AB has released OrionServer 2.0.5, a $1500 payware J2EE 1.3 server. It supports the usual J2EE 1.3 features including EJB 2.0, Servlet 2.3, JSP 1.2, Connector 1.0, JTA 1.0.1, JavaMail 1.2, JAF 1.0, JAXP 1.1, JAAS 1.0, JNDI 1.2, JDBC 2.0, and JMS 1.0.2. (How's that for a pack of acronyms?)