Last Updated on: 2nd January 2024, 12:29 pm
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Platform: Linux, UNIX-like, OS X
First release: 1995
Windows Interface Source Environment (WISE) – a licensing program from Microsoft to enable customers to integrate Windows-based solutions with UNIX® and Macintosh® systems. If you are developing applications simultaneously for the Windows operating system family, UNIX, and Macintosh platforms, WISE software development kits (WISE SDKs) will help make your job easier by significantly reducing development and maintenance time. WISE SDKs remove the need for developers to learn multiple application program interfaces (APIs). With WISE SDKs, developers can write for a standard, consistent, and well-documented set of APIs and leverage their solution for the Windows family, UNIX, and Macintosh platforms.
WISE emulators run existing Windows-based applications unmodified on UNIX and Macintosh systems. WISE emulators make thousands of Windows-based applications available to users on UNIX and Macintosh systems. With WISE emulators, users can purchase inexpensive Windows-based applications off the shelf and use them on UNIX and Macintosh systems.
WISE SDKs leverage a developer’s knowledge of Windows for UNIX and Macintosh platforms. WISE emulators maximize investments in inexpensive, shrink-wrapped Windows-based applications for UNIX and Macintosh systems. WISE helps MIS managers reduce costs for software development, maintenance, and training.
Benefits of WISE:
– Users can buy inexpensive shrink-wrapped software off the shelf and use it on UNIX and Macintosh systems.
– Users have a wider choice of software on different platforms; developers have a larger market.
– Developers write to a standard, consistent and well-documented set of APIs and leverage their solution across the Windows family, UNIX, and Macintosh platforms.
– Developers build and maintain a single code base for all platforms and can use tools provided by WISE SDKs to easily port existing Windows-based applications to UNIX and Macintosh systems.
– Corporate purchasing can set cross-platform standards based upon Windows-based applications, thereby reducing support headaches while increasing purchasing power.