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JDJ took some time to poll some of the major vendors and personalities in this space for their views on the future of Java in the enterprise. Some of the answers will surprise, many will reassure, and a few may astonish. Read on...
This week's round-up of who's writing and saying what about Java in the world's press and on the Web.
A selection of quotes from Scott McNealy's upbeat pronouncements yesterday in Berlin at the 2-day 'SunNetwork Berlin' event, from his keynote address that was beamed all over the Web and to other venues around the world.
At the SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion in Berlin this week, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Macromedia have announced an agreement to integrate and ship Macromedia Flash Player 7 with the Java Desktop System.
Today marks the European debut of the SunNetwork Conference and Pavilion, a.k.a. 'SunNetwork Berlin' - with Scott McNealy, Greg Papadopoulos, Mark Tolliver, and Jonathan Schwartz due to hold forth to the Java faithful at ICC Berlin, the International Conference Center over the next two...
Asks Henry Roswell, after a closer look at some of Sun's claims for Java Studio and comparing them with the realities of Eclipse and SWT.
Sun will not be joining Eclipse.org, nor will it be pursue hybrid options such as merging NetBeans.org with Eclipse.org. 'Sun and Eclipse held considerable good-will discussions and performed due diligence on this matter, and Sun's decision was not made lightly,' says a Sun VP.
We will soon be heading into 2004 once we have the last month of 2003 finished with. Was 2003 a good year for Java? What do you think the outlook for 2004 is like for Java? Have your say.
Just as, in the Java world, there are many competing MVC frameworks for JSP development, so many Open Source developers - says LinuxWorld senior editor James Turner - 'scratch the same itch.' In this week's installment of our 'Point-Counterpoint' series, LinuxWorld editors James Turner...
James Gosling has issued a rallying cry to the world's Java developers. He wants them to devise the mothet and father of all 'T-shirt hurling' machines, so that next year's JavaOne he can maintain his reputation for rewarding far-flung members of the keynote audience with cool apparel.
There is, says Henry Roswell, a curious omission from a discussion over at LinuxWorld...
A round-up of comments and prognostications about Java, culled from the world's newspapers, magazines, Web sites...and even from Sun Microsystems' recent AGM.
Much more work and effort needs to be put into searching capabilities on e-commerce Web sites, says LinuxWorld's Steve Suehring.
Longtime rivals IBM and BEA Systems are setting aside their differences long enough to collaborate on technical specifications to make it easier for customers to run programs on their respective Java application servers.
On the occasion of JSR-151 receiving unanimous approval last week by the executive committee of the JCP, Bill Shannon and Mark Hapner, Co-Specification Leads, JSR-151, have written an Open Letter to Java developers everywhere. JDJ News Desk brings you the full text.
A new release from Etnus, CodeRoad JNI Bridge 2.0, offers debugging of mixed C/C++/Java code that utilizes the Java Native Interface (JNI).
Air France has chosen Sun to meet its worldwide communication and collaboration needs.
First try and sell it. If that doesn't work, then give it away. If that still doesn't work, then open-source it! Sun are seriously considering open-sourcing their SunONE application server to attempt to compete in the already saturated J2EE application server market.
Businesses are losing a full day per week of application availability, according to the industry's first comprehensive end-user survey of J2EE application performance.
Sun Microsystems has announced new initiatives to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Java Card technology-based smart cards.
December 2003 marks the Java Community Process (JCP) program's fifth anniversary of providing successful support for community collaboration for the development of high-quality Java technology standards.
Preview releases of new Oracle Application Server tools supporting Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 and Web Services Remote Portlets (WSRP) are available now.
At COMDEX yesterday Scott McNealy announced a mega-deal between Sun and The China Standard Software Company to put the Java Desktop System on 'half a million to a million' desktops in the coming year...and on 500 million Chinese desktops ultimately.
A week with COMDEX at its heart was always going to be a busy one for Java. According to the world's newspapers, magazines, journals, and Web sites, there's plenty of life in Sun Microsystems and its technologies yet.
The J2EE version 1.4 specification was approved by the Java Community Process (JCP) in an unanimous vote making it the industry's approved platform for Web services interoperability.
JBoss Group LLC has reached an agreement with Sun to license the J2EE 1.4 technology compatibility kit to certify JBoss. In an exclusive statement to JDJ, JBoss explains their take on certification.
Opening COMDEX 2003 this morning in Las Vegas, Scott McNealy - chairman, president, and CEO of Sun Microsystems - had one thing to say above all about the future of technology: 'The network is still the computer.'
At COMDEX in Las Vegas today, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and AMD announced a strategic alliance through which Sun will deliver new AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire systems and versions of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and the Java platform as well as Linux OS.
ZapThink has recognized Fiorano Software as the only vendor that currently delivers on the promise of process-driven, service-oriented integration.
JBoss Group LLC now offers indemnification for the JBoss application server for all Production Support customers.
Precise Biometrics, which develops and sells user-friendly biometric security solutions based on fingerprints, is cooperating with Sun to expand its combined fingerprint and smart card technology, Precise Match-on-Card, to support Sun's Solaris operating system.
A Reuters report today resorts to the time-honored wordplay whenever Sun is concerned right now, headlining its piece on the company's recent AGM: 'Sun seeks to break through the clouds next year.' Scott McNealy, as ever, played the charismatic weather man.
Students worldwide are once again invited to develop innovative Java applications, and participate in the Java Masters competition.
Vice president, Sun Fellow, and Java technology creator Dr. James Gosling will join Sun Microsystems' Developer Platforms group as chief technology officer.
Sun Microsystems' Java System Identity Server has become the industry's first commercial product from a software platform vendor to support the Liberty Alliance Phase 2 specifications.
Dublin-based Iona Technologies is becoming a certified JBoss Authorized Service Partner and will henceforth offer JBoss support either bundled with its Orbix and Artix families of integration products or on a stand-alone basis for JBoss-only customers.
Borland tomorrow launches JDataStore 7 at its 2003 European Conference in Amsterdam, aimed at helping organizations extend their business infrastructures to include mobile and wireless devices.
Siemens Mobile and WatchMark-Comnitel announce collaboration on the use of the OSS/J-compliant Quality of Service API. That's 'OSS/J' as in OSS through Java Initiative.
A round-up of the latest news on Java and related technologies from the world's magazines, journals, newspapers, and Web sites.
Jamcracker Inc. is partnering with JBoss Group to bring together a bundled solution to solve identity management challenges in enterprise and service provider environments.


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