we are delighted to announce the immediate availability of RemObjects SDK for Java, the fourth platform edition of our award-winning remoting framework.
This release roughly marks the 10th anniversary of our initial RemObjects SDK for Delphi back in 2002. At lot has happened in said 10 years; the industry and the computing infrastructure has changed a lot and RemObjects SDK has evolved a lot as well. And we are happy that with the new release of RO/J we now have you covered with native RemObjects SDK client connectivity on just about any computing and development platform out there — including the three big mobile platforms.
Many of you have pre-ordered RemObjects SDK for Java and already had a chance to use the product during its beta cycle. As of today, the first official bits for RemObjects SDK are available to customers, and a free 30-day trial version is also available for download from our website.
What Does RemObjects SDK for Java Bring to the Table?
Just like its sister products, RemObjects SDK for Java is a fresh and completely platform-native reimplementation of our remoting infrastructure, this time for the Java and Dalvik platforms.
RO/J consists of 100% pure Java Runtime code with no external dependencies, and it will run on any system where Java 1.6 or higher or Android Dalvik API level 8 or higher is available.
RO/J has been designed from the ground up to fit well into the Java platform and its API paradigms, and it can be used from a variety of Java development environments, including Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ IDEA — as well as, of course, our own Oxygene for Java in the Visual Studio IDE.
At the same time, RO/J is built on the same architectural principles that you have come to know and love from its sister products — remote services, messages, channels, envelopes and the like — as an existing RO user you will feel right at home.
Why use RemObjects SDK for Java?
The most exciting platform for RO/J, right now, is certainly Android. As one of the three major mobile computing platforms today, the Android operating system is largely based around a variant of the Java runtime called Dalvik. Serious, native Android development is done using Java or Java-Runtime-based languages (such as Oxygene), and with RO/J you now have the ability to leverage your remote services from your Android based applications.
But of course RO/J is also applicable in many other scenarios involving the “traditional” Java runtime: from cross-platform Java-based desktop applications over Applets or use in JavaServer Pages to Java on embedded devices — everywhere you can run Java and have a network connection, you can now communicate with your RO servers.
Find Out More
To find out more about RemObjects SDK for Java, visit the product home page at remobjects.com/ro/java, or watch our introduction videos at RemObjects TV. Or grab your free trial version today, at remobjects.com/trials.
If you are ready to take the plunge, RO/J is available in our secure online store for $399 for new users, and of course it’s available in bundles and as part of our “up-renewal” offer, where you can renew any existing RemObjects SDK subscription and just include the new Java edition in your renewal.
Also, Data Abstract for Java
If you want to go beyond remoting, we also have the Java edition of our Data Abstract database framework coming up. DA/J is currently in early-but-usable beta and available for pre-order. (Pre-orders of course include immediate access to the shipping RemObjects SDK for Java, as well as full beta access).
As you can probably tell, we are very excited about our new Java-based product line, and we hope you are too. Especially on the Android front, Java development is only going to become more relevant in the next few years, and with RemObjects SDK, Data Abstract and our Oxygene for Java, we have you covered on all fronts to create great native Android apps — and much more.