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  SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls will close on December 31, 2005. So far more than 16,000 readers cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX. Best Java Products of 2005: http://java.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Linux Products of 2005: http://linux.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Web Services Products of 2005: http://webservices.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best .NET Products of 2005: http://dotnet.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005: http://mxdj.sys-con.com/general/readerschoice.htm SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most prestigious awar... (more)

McNealy to IBM: "Go Open Source with DB2 and Then You Can Tell Me What To Do with My Assets"

Read "Let Java Go" - ESR Writes an Open Letter to Scott McNealy · Read "No Sun Is An Island," Says Javalobby Founder Read Should Sun "Let Java Go"? Counter-Arguments vs Open-Sourcing Java Read "Let's Collaborate on Open-Sourcing Java": IBM Writes Open Letter to Sun Read Sun's Schwartz: IBM's Request "Seems a Little Bonky" Read Filtering the FUD from Java Politicking on "Open-Source Java" During a news conference held last week at the FOSE 2004 conference in Washington,DC, Sun's supremo Scott McNealy confirmed that Sun won't be opening the source to Java anytime soon. "We're trying to unde... (more)

Ellison: Acquisition Strategy "Only Way to Survive"

During testimony yesterday in the antitrust trial challenging Oracle's proposed takeover of PeopleSoft, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison defended the company's $7.7 billion bid for PeopleSoft Inc. as a bold but necessary move to ensure Oracle's survival in a highly competitive market. "We thought the only way we could survive and prosper was through an acquisition strategy," Ellison testified before the crowded courtroom in San Francisco. "Oracle had to consider a strategy we had never considered before. If we wanted to survive and grow," the company decided, "we will have to start an ac... (more)

AJAX Technology Company JackBe Receives $6.5 Million Funding

JackBe Corporation, a provider of enterprise AJAX software solutions and professional services, announced that it has closed on $6.5 million in Series B funding led by new investor Blue Chip Venture Company. The Department of Economic and Business Development of Maryland and JackBe original investors Darby Technology Ventures and Intel Capital also participated in the round. JackBe will use the funding to expand product development, and its sales and marketing efforts. AJAX is a collection of technologies that allows browser-based applications to achieve the look, feel and intera... (more)

Core, Mobile, Client Side, Server Side: Java Technology Track Will Take Your Skills to the Next Level

(December 13, 2002) - As a Java developer, you can't afford to miss the JDJEdge 2003 East - International Java Developer Conference & Expo. The Java track has been specifically designed to allow you to squeeze as much information out of each session as possible. This is a Java track for the Java developer, delivered by top-notch speakers and authors. Not a track for the beginner or the novice, this track is designed for the experienced developer who wishes to catch up on the latest techniques and APIs. Here's a preview of the Java sessions at the conference, which takes place at ... (more)