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(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 availability. 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 SA. Several analysts have indicated that in order to meet the challenges of low Java productivity and to maintain J2... (more)

"Middleware Is Alive and Well, Thanks!" Says TMC's Deshpande

Read The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz One of the first reactions to Jonathan Schwartz's essay in February's JDJ comes from Salil Deshpande, CEO of The Middleware Company, which runs the enterprise software community sites TheServerSide.com, and the recently launched TheServerSide.NET. "Jonathan Schwartz has said some silly things over the years, but this one might take the cake," says Deshpande, speaking exclusively to JDJ News Desk. "Saying that middleware is history is like saying our nation's highways, railways, and waterways are history. They are boring when working we... (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)

Borland's New CEO Tod Nielsen: "I Was Born For This Job"

Newly appointed Borland CEO Tod Nielsen (pictured) recently spoke with SYS-CON Media's West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff about the opportunities his new job and how his background equips him for it.  Some highlights of the interview include: Strukhoff: What do you see as the basic and core strengths of Borland today? Nielsen: I think that Borland has a bunch of strengths..I was talking to a friend of mine and he said ‘You know Tod, one of the great things about Borland is that everybody in the industry still wants Borland to win. There’s a positive association, a ... (more)

Sun Announces Sun Java Studio Creator 2 Application Development Tool Available at No Cost to Developers

Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the much anticipated Sun Java Studio Creator 2 application development tool, providing developers a comprehensive and easy to use environment for visually developing and deploying Web applications. Building on the overwhelming success of the original Java Studio Creator software, this version based on the latest NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides ground-breaking enhancements that will help ease development of 100% Java standards-based applications with minimal learning curve for developers using existing v... (more)