BEA Offers Look at Mobile Aspect of Liquid Computing Vision

May 28, 2004

BEA Systems, Inc., an application infrastructure software company, has announced that Adam Bosworth, chief architect and SVP advanced development, has demonstrated a future BEA technology concept code-named Alchemy, designed to enable mobile workers to be as productive offline as they are online.

A fundamental component of BEA's Liquid Computing vision, Alchemy is intended to be a client platform designed and optimized for service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and the realities of occasionally connected mobile users. Designed and optimized for SOAs, Alchemy is projected to improve mobile worker productivity with a consistent, intuitive user interface for applications, whether or not there is an Internet connection. Alchemy is designed to support templates for almost any device of any size or form factor. Alchemy is designed to create powerful applications using the Web standards of XHTML, SynchML and JavaScript with some minor SOA extensions. Based on asynchronous communications, XML and Web services, Alchemy is designed to allow developers with little or no Java or J2EE expertise, to create higher-quality and more widely used mobile applications.