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Symantec, Visa, Sun Collaborate on Java Card Tools

Symantec Corporation announced today it will work with Visa International and Sun Microsystems to integrate Java Card technology and Visa Open Platform libraries within its popular Visual Cafe for Java Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment.

The integration will give JavaCard developers the ability to build applications that support Visa's libraries as easily as they build Java desktop applications today.

The Java Card API, a specialized application interface, enables a new generation of networking capabilities for payment cards, electronic commerce, network access, affinity programs, gaming applications, and authentication capitalizing on the power of smart card technology.

Developers working in Visual Cafe for Java can now run Sun's Java Card Checker tool without leaving the Visual Cafe environment. When creating a New Project from the File menu, developers simply choose a Java Card option.

This new integration extends the benefit of the earlier integration by making Visa libraries options accessible via a step-by-step, Wizard-like process available from the Tools menu.