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JDesktop Network Components (JDNC) has been released by Sun as an open source project, so that the technology is available to the community early enough to allow it to directly shape the vision, the feature set, and even the code. 'There is still a lot of work to do,' says Sun's Amy Fo...
Might Eclipse one day soon make OSes irrelevant? Thought of until now as being a Java-centric initiative, the Eclipse Foundation under its new executive director releases Eclipse 3.0 today, with its ambitious sights firmly set on making it not just an IDE but a language-neutral, univer...
'I don't view this informal querying of a job aggregator to be the end-all absolute truth, nor do I really view it as a scientifically sound study,' writes Brandon Harper as he makes public the results of an job-market survey using data from indeed.com (an aggregator for job sites). 'M...
'I was sick of hearing people say Java was slow,' says Keith Lea, 'so I took the benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language Shootout (Fall 2001) and ran the tests myself.' Lea's results three years on? Java, he finds, is significantly faster than opti...
Just recently Gartner reported that IBM has overtaken BEA in application server market share. The interesting thing is that Gartner's expression of market share is in a single number, dollars. While dollars are certainly an important factor in declaring a market leader, is this an accu...
If you do not really enjoy the process of creation of Web applications with JavaServer Pages, try Sun Java Studio Creator (JSC), which at the time of this writing is available as an Early Access release. There are several general reviews of this product on the Internet, but I'll show ...
BEA confirmed today our exclusive reports from this morning, by formally announcing that it was open-sourcing, under the Apache License 2.0, the runtime to the WebLogic Workshop application development framework.
How can Swing be made more tenable to a broader range of developers? Amy Fowler, a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems and one of the founding members of the Java Swing GUI Toolkit, discusses Swing, JSF, and the Java Desktop Network Component project. 'Swing is indeed broad and f...
How do five of IBM's most highly-placed executives, the five GMs of its Software Group, see the future unfolding in areas like grid and autonomic computing, security, systems management, application development, and SOAs? What's the current story with DB2, how do Tivoli and Lotus fit i...
We've all heard the news: JBoss has received $10 million in funding and now it's time to sit back and mull it over. Without a doubt this infusion of capital is a signal of confidence for JBoss Group. But is this investment a good thing for open source? Not an unimportant question for t...
In what may or may not be just a high-tech April Fool, Google says it's launching a free e-mail service, leveraging Google search technology to automatically organize and find messages, and coming with a free gigabyte of storage.
The CEO of The Middleware Company - not surprisingly, in the circumstances - begs to disagree with Sun's Jonathan Schwartz. 'Saying that middleware is history is like saying our nation's highways, railways, and waterways are history,' he retorts. 'On the contrary,' Deshpande adds: 'Mid...
Sun has just released J2SE 1.5.0 Beta1, calling it 'a major feature release' - new features since 1.4.0 include new language updates, a new JVM monitoring and mangement API, and improved out-of-box performance, says Sun's official announcement.
As Jason Bell pointed out in his editorial 'A Modern Day Cinderella' (JDJ, Vol. 8, issue 9), the spotlight is on J2EE and as a result many programmers are ignoring the foundation of the JDK. J2SE is the Java equivalent of C/C++ standard libraries. Here we deal with the lower-level enti...
In the world of IT, outsourcing - also known as 'offshoring' - is either the dirtiest word you can utter or a brilliant one; it's all about who says it to whom and where it is said. No matter who uses it, it is a word most often said in private.
Sun Microsystems, Inc has released today the following Open Letter to the Eclipse board and membership, pointing out key challenges that Eclipse will face, and suggesting a 'more serious' mission that would encourage Eclipse to work in concert with the Java Community and Javatools.org...
When the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, successfully landed on Mars on January 3, 2004, Java was there too. The Mars Rovers devices, developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) development team in conjunction with Wind River, use the ...
'Network computing is at a tipping point, as the race to connect everything of value is driving widespread adoption of innovations like Java technology, and hundreds of millions, and soon billions, of devices get on the network and need to share information securely and reliably.'
As a follow-up to his knighthood, just received, read what Tim BL had to say about Java back in 1996...
In 1994 he founded World Wide Web Consortium at MIT, and in 1999 he became first holder of the 3Com Founders chair. Time magazine once named him one of the top 20 thinkers of the 20th century. Now Queen Elizabeth II, his monarch, has made him a Knight Commander of the Order of the Brit...
Just a week after grumbling about what his audience supposed to be Microsoft's price inflexibility, the IT director of the UK's National Health Service says that Sun's Linux-based Java Desktop System will be put on trial throughout the service - with 800,000 licenses to play for, this ...
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...
Kevin Bedell recently had the opportunity to talk with Sun Microsystems' John Fowler about open standards, Linux and Java, and Sun's contributions to the open source community.
I normally spend a few hours every week reading the discussion forums at the Java Developer Network (http://forums.java.sun.com) and find that one of the most common problems is Swing and how it works in a multithreaded environment.
This month I'll discuss the evolution of the JCP, J2SE 1.5 or 'Tiger', Java portlets, and a new JSR from Nokia and Siemens.


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