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First Things First: The Questions  What do the following companies have in common? BEA Systems Sun Microsystems The JBoss Group Oracle Corporation Pramati IronFlare 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 weak points? What do you think the solution might be? How would you advise someone looking for a J2EE app server to evaluate all the choices? What value-add do you see the new open-source server putting in to the J2EE community? What do you see J2EE being in a year? Two years? Three? Read on ... (more)

Parasoft Jtest 5.0 Fully Integrated with Eclipse Platform

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here Parasoft has announced that its Jtest 5.0, the first development product of its type to automate all aspects of Java unit testing and coding standards compliance, is built on the Eclipse platform and fully integrated into the Eclipse workbench. Based on the Parasoft AEP Methodology, Jtest is designed to help developers catch errors early in development and prevent entire classes of similar errors in the future by automating practices such as unit testing and coding standard checking. The Jtest user interface was redesi... (more)

"Letting Java Go" - James Gosling in 2003 on Open-Sourcing Java

Read Eric S. Raymond's open letter to Scott McNealy, "Let Java Go" When asked by a Computerworld reporter back in June 2003 what the latest thinking was at Sun on making Java open-source, Gosling replied: "I am certainly one of the people who would love to make it open-source. But it's hard for two reasons. One is that open-source ways of dealing with software work really well so long as you get this sort of collegial atmosphere. If you happen to have a bully on the block who is really strong, it really doesn't work. We have this history of having been victimized, and there are lo... (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)

SYS-CON Media Readers' Choice Awards Polls Will Close on December 31, 2005

  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.... (more)