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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)

Microsoft Can Outspend Sun Tenfold & On Anything Says Father of Java

(September 27, 2002) - James Gosling concedes in a press interview this week that the sheer profitability of archrival Microsoft Corporation gives them a 10-to-1 spending advantage. "They can outspend us on anything," says Gosling. Asked whether Jonathan Schwartz's recent appointment as Executive Vice-President of Sun's new Software Group was likely to alter the course of Java in any significant way, Gosling is upbeat, speculating that Schwartz's team's commitment to "exploit the synergies" between the three legs of Sun's software effort - Solaris, Java, and the product world - "s... (more)

An Exclusive JDJ Interview With Sun's Jonathan Schwartz

Java developers will have noticed in the past few weeks that Sun has already begun to crank up a new "unified" approach to its software business. Sun gave JDJ an exclusive chance to ask questions, offering you the reader the opportunity to ask Jonathan Schwartz, the dynamic young executive VP of Sun's new Software Group, what's going on at Sun. : I've been working exclusively with Java since its birth. I'm a big fan, especially of Sun's Java. However, this past year I noticed that Sun's stock wasn't doing well. Many people, Microsoft folks included, have started to claim th... (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)

NetBeans 3.6 Beta Now Available

One of the first IDEs to support the new J2SE 1.5 technology capabilities is the NetBeans open source IDE, and from today the NetBeans release 3.6 beta will be available located here. With over 2.1 million downloads since June 2003, the NetBeans software tools framework is extremely popular and this 3.6 version is compatible with the J2SE 1.5 release NetBeans release 4.0 is expected to be fully optimized to take advantage of J2SE 1.5 platform features. The combination of the NetBeans software IDE with the rich client desktop development enhancements of the J2SE 1.5 platform, says... (more)