JDJ News Desk looks at what's being said web-wide about the announcement this
week of a strategic alliance between Google and Sun, starting with Groklaw's
Groklaw's Pamela Jones: "Apparently Google isn't intimidated by Microsoft.
That is news by any marker. And further, if we were worried that Sun was in
Microsoft's pocket ... I think this is evidence to the contrary."
David Kirkpatrick, Fortune: "It would be easy to see today’s
announcement as just a way for Sun alumnus Schmidt to lend some of
Google’s astonishing luster to his friends at the long-suffering Sun,
which hadn’t had an operating profit for nine quarters until this year.
... But don't underestimate the techies at Sun. For years the company has
said, 'The network is the computer,' and Sun really does aim to make that a
reality. These are people who have believed in something for a lon... (more)
"Java on Linux is more powerful than Java on UNIX by itself"
"Prior to Linux I had to think about two platforms: Windows for the client
side, UNIX for the server side. Both have tried to 'cross over' to the other
side but neither has really been successful. Linux is a combination of both:
a UNIX operating system with the complete functionality that Windows has (GUI
interface perspective). So Java on Linux is more powerful than Java on UNIX
by itself, or Java on Windows by itself.
Java overcomes some disadvantages inherent in other languages because it
provides unified libraries and... (more)
JDJ Exclusive: How Long Can BEA Survive Against IBM? IBM Says, "We're
Extending Our Lead Against BEA!" "IBM Has Widened Its Lead Over BEA, Gartner
BEA is expected to announce today that they will open major parts of WebLogic
Workshop and donate it to the open source community in an attempt to stop
losing market share against for example JBoss which is a free alternative to
BEA's more expensive WebLogic licensing and support programs.
With its code name "Beehive," BEA's global goal is to make the WebLogic
Development Framework the world's leading toolset for developing app... (more)
Instantiations has begun shipping WindowBuilder, a new line of GUI
construction tools for Java. This Java-based development suite is the first
enterprise development product to support both the Eclipse-based standard
widget toolkit (SWT) and Sun's Swing component technology in a single
solution. The WindowBuilder suite seamlessly integrates into today's most
popular Java IDEs and provides powerful and intuitive technology for creating
rich client Java applications.
WindowBuilder products install into Eclipse-based IDEs, including IBM
WebSphere Studio, and provide a sophisticated,... (more)
Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim, inventor of the workstation that originally
catapulted Sun to the front racks and first backer of Google, is about to
deliver a couple of the Opteron boxes that he was brought back to Sun to
Bechtolsheim came back to Sun and reclaimed his old "employee number one"
badge a year ago February after Sun bought Kealia, his latest start-up. He
was made chief architecture of volume systems products and Sun CEO Scott
McNealy went on about how Andy could built a Ferrari out of off-the-shelf
And this is what he may have done. A source repo... (more)