MetaDyne Launches ComponentDNA - Unique Infrastructure for Building and Managing Reusable Components for the Java Platform Thursday 27 September 2001 PDF Print MetaDyne, a developer of component infrastructure software, today announced in London, UK, its first product - ComponentDNA. The company provides adaptive technology to organisations developing and deploying component-based applications and Web services. MetaDyne helps businesses to improve time-to-market and developer productivity by reducing application complexity and making change easier. According to recent Cutter Consortium Business Technology Trends and Impacts Service research, 80% of organisations develop applications with component-based technologies.* Gartner predicts that by 2003, at least 70% of all new applications will be primarily built from components. ** MetaDyne ComponentDNA MetaDyne's ComponentDNA is an infrastructure software tool for developing component-based applications for the Java Platform. It includes a framework for fine-grained components that are highly maintainable and reusable, and adaptive component technology that delivers dynamic discovery and soft-wiring of components in a plug-and-play environment. A Framework for Pluggable Components ComponentDNA provides a coherent structure for fine-grained components and component-based applications. The AppContext is an in-memory communications mechanism that enables pluggable components. The Content Model handles the in-memory representation of application data (e.g. image, text, message). The Connection Model performs data transfer between in-memory content and external sources using pluggable protocols (e.g. HTTP, JDBC and POP) and pluggable data format components (e.g. PNG, HTML and XML). The Actor model provides a generic mechanism for implementing application-specific functionality. Dynamic Component Assembly The 'softwiring' mechanisms provided with ComponentDNA can be used to connect existing components as well as pluggable components. This allows new functionality to be added to running applications. Softwiring replaces the complexity of program 'ifthen' statements with a simple contract specification. This is not only consistent with 'design by contract' best practice, but provides an easier way of adding new functionality into existing components and component-based applications. The runtime configuration of softwired components is managed through a Policy Model. ComponentDNA models implement the MetaDyne Metanix component lifecycle architecture for distributed applications, and are expressed in UML. MetaDyne filed patent GB0031821.2 in December 2000 to protect its intellectual property in Metanix. ComponentDNA is 100% Java compliant and components based on it can be deployed as Beans, EJBs or Web Services. ComponentDNA is available now from leading component distributors at a cost of $495 per developer. "This looks like extremely promising technology in a space which has suffered lots of false dawns and disappointments," said Robin Bloor, CEO of Bloor Research. "MetaDyne's technology represents a real innovation in the software development technology market. It codifies 'best practice' in component-based engineering processes, in a novel and lightweight way, and brings the potential to help developers build more adaptable Java code, with less effort," said Neil Ward-Dutton, Research Director, e-Infrastructure, Ovum. The world's major dedicated component distributors have entered into agreements to distribute ComponentDNA. "As the market leader in software reuse solutions, Flashline is committed to enabling companies to successfully achieve and leverage the ROI and productivity benefits of software reuse," states Gary Baney, Chief Technology Officer of Flashline. "Component DNA helps organizations develop highly reusable components and strengthens our growing collection of components and development tools available in the award-winning Flashline Software Component Marketplace." "ComponentDNA offers some exciting breakthroughs in rapid development environments. IntellectMarket sees this new technology as providing a critical bridge to improving adoption of our own advanced technology development infrastructure tools, and we are pleased to play a role in helping MetaDyne bring ComponentDNA to the technology community," said Chris Lamela, CEO of IntellectMarket. "Every developer of components and component-based applications is going to be excited about this technology", said Giffin Lorimer, Marketing Director, MetaDyne. "ComponentDNA is going to revolutionise the way we deliver applications, and wireless services are going to be a major driver for adoption of this technology. The time and cost of downloading an application upgrade where 99% of the code is same becomes unnecessary when users can simply download the components that have changed." About MetaDyne MetaDyne Ltd (www.metadyne.uk.com) is based in Uxbridge, Middlesex. The founders, who started the company in 1996 while still undergraduates at Middlesex University, have invented a unique, patent-pending technology for building flexible applications based on a reusable software component framework. It enables developers to build dynamic, adaptive applications by softwiring fine-grained components in a plug-and-play framework. The company has a heavyweight management team, somewhat unusual for a company at the pre-VC funding stage, that includes former managers from Apple, IBM, Oracle, NeXT and Sun. For further information, please contact: Giffin Lorimer Marketing Director MetaDyne Tel: 01895 254 254 Mobile: 07799 891 299 Email:email@example.com or Eric Leach Managing Director Eric Leach Marketing Ltd Tel: 020 8758 7587 Mobile: 07836 275 278 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org * See http://www.cutter.com/consortium/index_trends.html ** See http://www.gartner.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eric Leach Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.