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RosettaNet Puts Developer Tools Library Online

Looking to speed up the acceptance and implementation of RosettaNet standards, the non-profit consortium on Friday announced its Developer Tools Library would be made available to the general public at no cost.

RosettaNet, an independent e-business standards consortium, said the online repository of community tools -- including software developer kits, version migration tools and testing suites -- would be available at a special section on its home page.

Among the first to be hosted are the RosettaNet Ready Software Developer Tool Kit and the Intel Architecture Software Developer Kit for RosettaNet, the group said.

The Intel Architecture Software Development Kit for RosettaNet (IA SDK for RosettaNet) is described as a software that helps developers build applications that allows small- to medium-sized companies to exchange business transactions electronically. Several built-in features make the technology easy-to-use and cost-effective for the developer, RosettaNet said.

The IA SDK for RosettaNet, which is designed as a module, includes source code for the creation of applications that work with RosettaNet standards, as well as extended support to additional back-end data sources, additional PIPs and communication protocols. It supports RNIF 1.1, Windows 2000, as well as PIPs 3A4, 3B2, 3C3, 3A7, 3C4 and 0A1.

RosettaNet said the developer and installation guides take the developer through all of the components needed to design easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain solutions.

The group, which is self-funded, said the library of tools would provide users with complete access to the Self-Test Kit Application and its Source Code, PIP Test Scripts, Test Script Generator and support documentation. "The source code and tools are designed to assist in the future development of RNIF 2.0-compliant software products, trading partner readiness testing and interoperability services," RosettaNet said.

"Over the past year and a half, RosettaNet adoption and implementation has grown dramatically throughout the high technology sector on a worldwide basis. As the standard becomes more deeply integrated into company trading networks, implementation tools and services are critical to the continued acceleration of e-business exchanges," said RosettaNet Chief Executive Jennifer Hamilton

"Tools such as the RosettaNet Ready Software Developer Tool Kit and the Intel Architecture Software Development Tool Kit for RosettaNet are the first of many enablers being contributed to the community so that this widespread adoption for all sized enterprises across the globe will continue its impressive pace," she added.