Esmertec and Rococo Software will be collaborating on standards-based
Java/Bluetooth technology for mobile devices. The partnership, enables mobile
phone manufacturers and reference design houses to benefit from a single,
integrated Java-to-Bluetooth API solution in Esmertec's Jbed environment.
Rococo will also offer Esmertec's customers Impronto Simulator, a software
development tool that lets developers build Java/Bluetooth applications
without having real Bluetooth hardware connected. Consequently, developers
can build, test and debug their Java/Bluetooth applications in a fully
"Esmertec is one of the leading Virtual Machine vendors in the marketplace
and the combination of Rococo's technology with Esmertec's Jbed will
accelerate JSR82 support in mobile phones and speed up the use of Bluetooth
in handsets," said Sean O'Sullivan, Rococo CEO.... (more)
"Casualties? Java and MySQL for sure, and perhaps Sun's hardware business,"
says CyberTech Rambler; "Oracle can utilize Sun's Solaris and Java
platforms....However the future of MySQL has not been mentioned and may not
be so rosy," notes Steve Kennedy. The blogosphere is abuzz with news and
views in the wake of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun for $7.4BN
announced this morning.
We bring you here a brief selection of what's being written around the Web
about the deal by ordinary, insightful bloggers rather than the usual
high-profile professional pundits:
"Looks like I´m worki... (more)
(July 10, 2003) - Rococo Software and Aplix Corporation have announced a
collaboration to integrate Rococo's standards-based Java/Bluetooth technology
with the Aplix JBlend platform. This alliance will enable mobile phone
manufacturers to implement a single, integrated solution for Java/Bluetooth
technology support in Aplix's JBlend JVM environment. The companies will work
together to market, sell and promote the joint solution worldwide.
The JBlend platform, a solution for running Java applications and services in
mobile phones, includes a high-performance, small-footprint JVM env... (more)
Charles Fitzgerald suspects IBM is going to regret not acquiring Sun, and
letting Oracle do so instead. "They regretted giving Microsoft control of the
software crown jewels for the PC; they may face similar situation now on the
server." Fitzgerald knows whereof he speaks, having been Microsoft's former
general manager of platform strategy until early last year.
Writing in his "Platformnomics" blog, Fitzgerald declares that "this isn't a
merger of equals. It is the end of Sun. Only Oracle survives."
His analysis is that Sun's hardware business will get "flipped to HP,
Fujitsu, an A... (more)
First Things First: The Questions
What do the following companies have in common?
BEA Systems Sun Microsystems The JBoss Group Oracle Corporation Pramati
The answer lies within this "JDJ Special" - in which Java Developer's Journal
has quizzed Java vendors, and indeed its own editorial board, about The
Future of Enterprise Java.
Read on if you want to know how everyone answered the following questions,
among many others:
What are J2EE's strong points? Java's strong points?
How do you see the industry leveraging them today? Tomorrow?
What are J2EE's weakest points? Java's... (more)