Microsoft: We won't dump J++

Microsoft says J++ is stayingSoftware mammoth Microsoft is reportedly denying plans to outsource development of its Java-based programming language Visual J++.

Earlier reports that the development of J++ was to be sold off to rival software firm Rational Software, have been refuted by the software corporation.

According to Tony Goodhew, Microsoft Visual Studio Product Manager, the confusion comes from the fact that Rational Software is to simply build a Java compiler that will operate within Visual Studio.