(July 19, 2002) - Less than 50% of the job market demand for efficient Java
developers will be satisfied by 2003, according to the Gartner Group,
indicating that the demand for Java developers is much higher than the actual
One of the main reasons for this is that developers experience an initial
decreased level of productivity when migrating from other languages such as
COBOL and RAD/4GL to Java. The leap, in many cases, is just too demanding.
"Due to the steep learning curve, less than 50% of the job market demand for
efficient Java developers will be satisfied by 2003," says Gartner.
"Learning the essential differences and complexities of the Java platform is
not a short process," comments Ben van Niekerk, product manager at Compuware
Several analysts have indicated that in order to meet the challenges of low
Java productivity and to maintain J2... (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)
(April 26, 2002) - Sun Microsystem's chief technology evangelist, Simon
Phipps, speaking exclusively to the JDJ News Desk, commented extensively -
and combatively - on the latest jibes from Microsoft Corp's Charles
Fitzgerald and IBM's Bob Sutor, alleging that Sun - which still remains
outside the Web Services Interoperability Organization - is to all intents
and purposes also out of the Web services race itself.
JDJ: The San Francisco Chronicle recently said, of the Web services space:
"To an outsider, observing this market must be a little like watching Spock
play that 3-D boar... (more)
(June 12, 2003) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. took advantage of JavaOne to
announce java.net, a new community and Web site created to facilitate Java
technology collaboration in applied areas of technology and vertical industry
solutions. Sponsored by Sun, with editorial resources and technology
infrastructure provided by CollabNet, Inc. and O'Reilly & Associates,
java.net aims to expand the Java technology portfolio of applications, tools,
and services. Leading technology companies, industry associations,
universities and research institutions, Java user groups, and individual Java ... (more)
(July 17, 2003) - DataDirect Technologies' DataDirect Connect® for JDBC®
3.3, is the first set of Type 4 JDBC drivers to support Windows
authentication. Through an innovation thought impossible by many in the
industry, DataDirect Technologies has implemented Windows authentication
within their Type 4 JDBC components used for connecting Java applications to
Microsoft SQL Server data. DataDirect Technologies has a patent pending on
this new technology.
Windows authentication is also called "integrated security" and "trusted
connections," primarily because it is an integral part of ... (more)