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(December 17, 2002) - Google has implemented a program to share global search statistics and trends from the world's most popular search engine. It's called 'Zeitgeist' and the 2002 Year-End Zeitgeist offers what Google describes as 'a unique perspective on the year's major events and ...
Last week's JDJ Industry Newsletter item about a Gartner report claiming that less than 50% of the job market demand for efficient Java developers will be satisfied by 2003 has been met with a mixture of astonishment, anger, and dismay by many Java developers, according to feedback rec...
Last week saw the world of i-technology either shrink hugely or expand hugely...depending on your viewpoint. With IBM and Rational announcing their betrothal to be married in Q1 of next year, the discussion among industry analysts and Internet technology professionals ranged from what ...
Over the last few months I have made more than a passing reference to the fact that I personally feel that, in its present state, Java doesn't stand much chance on the desktop against the march of Microsoft's WinForm technology from the .NET Framework. A view, I have discovered, shar...
You're on your way home from work, and wonder if you need to pick up a gallon of milk. Imagine being able to use your cellphone to look at the contents of your refrigerator to find out! Then use that same phone to record a TV program and heat dinner. The concept may become reality, no...
In the wake of this week's J2EE vs .NET PetStore performance benchmark furor, Ed Roman, the CEO of The Middleware Company (TMC) has directly contacted the JDJ News Desk in an effort to put TMC's side of the case.
Aplix Corporation's JBlend Java platform has begun shipping in a second PCS Vision-enabled phone by Sprint, this one manufactured by Hitachi, Ltd. JBlend technology has enjoyed great success in the Japanese market and, with its shipment in the P300 PCS Phone, continues to build momentu...
Widely referred to as the 'Oscars of the software industry,' the JDJ Readers' Choice Awards program has become the most respected industry competition of its kind.
Sun Microsystems has just released two new editions of the Sun ONE Application Server 7. The product is now tightly integrated with the new Sun ONE Studio for Java, Enterprise Edition 4.1 set of Web services tools. It also introduces a new business model that makes the core version (Pl...
Sun Microsystems has cut 4,400 of its 39,400 employees today, in its second major round of cuts. Scott McNealy, Sun's chief executive, said he was slow to cut jobs because of the difficulty in replacing talent once the economy rebounds. Such a quick recovery is now seen as unlikely. Fo...
Thought of by developers to date as predominantly a Web/multimedia tool, Flash is now entering a new incarnation in the shape of Flash Remoting MX for Java and .NET application servers, which Macromedia, Inc., has launched this week. Flash Remoting MX is Macromedia's way - at a cost $9...
Sun Microsystems, Inc. has introduced a new client solution eliminating the expense of traditional desktops while bolstering security and authentication.
Alan Williamson's April editorial was read by more than 100,000 people within two hours of its posting at www.sys-con.com/java. Over 500 readers responded within hours of its publication. The editorial was instantly picked up and simultaneously published at the Slashdot.org and Jav...
Sun's seventh annual JavaOne conference was held March 25-28 at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. This was the sixth Java conference I attended and it was interesting to compare it with the previous shows.
At the end of last week, Sun Microsystems reported its first quarter results and announced dramatic workforce and facilities reductions. Commenting exclusively to JDJ Industry Newsletter, Alan Williamson, editor-in-chief of Java Developer's Journal, avers that there is nothing ominou...
At JavaOne 2002, Precise Software Solutions launched version 2.0 of Precise/Indepth™ for IBM WebSphere, the J2EE application component of Precise i3™, Precise's comprehensive solution for Application Performance Management. This release sets the standard for J2EE Application Performan...
InetSoft Technology Corporation has released version 4.3 of Style Report. New features include a Web-based report designer, a full suite of debug/development tools, and reusable report components, allowing for easier report creation, easier deployment, and lower maintenance.
Microsoft's $200,000,000 budget for .NET marketing requires immediate remedial action by everyone in Javaland, Rick Ross insists
(March 26, 2002) - Sun VP and Fellow James Gosling, familiar to SYS-CON Media readers and SYS-CON Radio listeners from his interviews and to SYS-CON Events delegates from the packed hall his keynote address can be counted on always to generate, gave an opening keynote address yesterday...
Oracle Corp., the world's largest enterprise software company, announced the rapid adoption of Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) portal technology. More than 2,500 Oracle9iAS customers such as EPL and Ecos Technologies, built enterprise portals with Oracle9i Application Server.
As JavaOne opens its doors today, in San Francisco's Moscone Center, the father of 'Web services' (as a term) - MIT professor Philip Greenspun - has been joining some of Internet technology's top thinkers in a discussion about the merits of the phrase. And the consensus is that those m...
JavaLobby founder Rick Ross's cry to Java developers everywhere - 'We can't let Java go the way of WordPerfect!' - clearly struck a note with those developers worldwide who share his concern at the impact that .NET will or won't have on the continued success of Java in the future, now ...
AltoWeb, Inc., the leader in application production platforms, announced release 2.8 of the AltoWeb® Application Platform, with added support for the Linux and AIX operating systems, as well as new data connectivity support for webMethods.
Ashnasoft Releases AshnaMQ 2.0 (Fremont, CA) – Ashnasoft Corporation has announced the newest release of its highest-performing JMS server. AshnaMQ 2.0 boosts performance, provides a command-line interface, and comes with an easy-to-use monitoring console. It continues to be lightweig...
In an age of spin and counterspin, where no one calls a spade a spade if there's a chance of calling it instead an HDK ('hole development kit'), JDJ Industry Newsletter decided to canvass Internet technology experts of every stripe and ask them to anticipate the future - in just two wo...
Microsoft’s efforts to influence the development of interactive digital TV seems to be futile, in the wake of European and North American industry migration to Java-based software platforms. Earlier this year, the European parliament passed legislation making the Java-based Multimedia ...
(Schaumburg, IL) - InstallShield Software Corp. announced the release of InstallShield MultiPlatform 4.5. Developed with the assistance of Hewlett-Packard Company, MultiPlatform 4.5 creates graphical installations for multiple platforms including the HP-UX operating environment.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. has launched the Sun Education Software (EduSoft) Portfolio, a comprehensive software, support, and training offering that provides access to Sun's broad range of software technologies with no-cost licenses for education and research institutions. With a single s...
(Toronto) - Sitraka, leaders in Java application development solutions and creators of the award-winning JProbe Suite of Java performance tuning tools, announced that the company is strengthening its focus on J2EE Performance Assurance.
Sun Microsystems have just announced the Java Blueprints for Wireless. The Blueprints for J2EE have been available on the Java site for some time now, and the Wireless version in beta form for a month or so -- however with this announcement they have also 'tidied up' the site somewha...
(November 26, 2001) - With the Merant spinoff, Datadirect Technologies, now completed in the early half of this month, it will be an interesting company to chart the progress of. Datadirect produce the well known JDBC drivers for a number of well known databases, but what is inter...
New York, NY, September 23, 2001 - In spite of what many thought might prove insurmountable obstacles, the international software industry has provided New York City today with a resounding indication that heavy hearts and thoughts are not to be permitted to become a barrier to returni...
(Troy, MI) - Idetix Software Systems Inc. announces the availability of the Revize v3.5 Content Management and Delivery System (CMDS). A platform and Web server-indepen- dent content management software built in pure Java, Revize enables nontechnical content editors to manage and ch...
(Berlin, Germany) - i-net Software has introduced Crystal-Clear version 2.0, a Java report engine that enables the cross-platform usage of Crystal Reports. This new release comes in two flavors: an EJB version and a standard version, and both support runtime design components and c...
(Alpharetta, GA) - New Atlanta Communications, LLC, announced the availability of ServletExec 4.0, the only commercial product to feature Servlet API 2.3 and JSP 1.2. It also includes the ability to configure JDBC 2.0 data sources, Web application security, resource monitoring, general...
(Burlington, MA) - RadView Software Ltd. recently announced WebLOAD 5.0. The latest version offers up to a 60% performance enhancement over previous versions and enables software developers and QA professionals to more easily and efficiently verify the scalability of e-business apps t...
This year's JavaOne revolved around three major themes - Web Services, wireless and small devices (J2ME), and J2EE. There was an air of euphoria around Web Services. This was similar to the atmosphere surrounding XML a couple of years ago. There were more examples of actual prototypes ...
(San Francisco, CA) - Everlasting Systems, Limited announced at the 2001 JavaOne Conference the debut of the Software Globalization by Internalization for Localization (SGIL) Software Suite in the North American region.
The application server battleground continues to heat up. iPlanet has recently announced some major improvements to their product line. Oracle, too, is wrapping up a new release of their Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) product with updates to their caching and Java technologie...
As I write, it's the day after Boxing Day. I was supposed to have this written yesterday, but to tell the truth I just couldn't find my muse...so today will have to do. As I wake up this morning I see in horror the latest on a madman who let loose with a firearm on his work colleagues....


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