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Esmertec and Rococo Software will be collaborating on standards-based Java/Bluetooth technology for mobile devices. The partnership, enables mobile phone manufacturers and reference design houses to benefit from a single, integrated Java-to-Bluetooth API solution in Esmertec's Jbed environment. Rococo will also offer Esmertec's customers Impronto Simulator, a software development tool that lets developers build Java/Bluetooth applications without having real Bluetooth hardware connected. Consequently, developers can build, test and debug their Java/Bluetooth applications in a fully simulated environment. "Esmertec is one of the leading Virtual Machine vendors in the marketplace and the combination of Rococo's technology with Esmertec's Jbed will accelerate JSR82 support in mobile phones and speed up the use of Bluetooth in handsets," said Sean O'Sullivan, Rococo CEO.... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Early Round-Up of What the Blogosphere is Saying

"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)

Rococo Software and Aplix Announce Java/Bluetooth Solution for Mobile Phone Manufacturers

(July 10, 2003) - Rococo Software and Aplix Corporation have announced a collaboration to integrate Rococo's standards-based Java/Bluetooth technology with the Aplix JBlend platform. This alliance will enable mobile phone manufacturers to implement a single, integrated solution for Java/Bluetooth technology support in Aplix's JBlend JVM environment. The companies will work together to market, sell and promote the joint solution worldwide. The JBlend platform, a solution for running Java applications and services in mobile phones, includes a high-performance, small-footprint JVM env... (more)

It's the End of Sun, Only Oracle Survives: Charles Fitzgerald

Charles Fitzgerald suspects IBM is going to regret not acquiring Sun, and letting Oracle do so instead. "They regretted giving Microsoft control of the software crown jewels for the PC; they may face similar situation now on the server." Fitzgerald knows whereof he speaks, having been Microsoft's former general manager of platform strategy until early last year. Writing in his "Platformnomics" blog, Fitzgerald declares that "this isn't a merger of equals. It is the end of Sun. Only Oracle survives." His analysis is that Sun's hardware business will get "flipped to HP, Fujitsu, an A... (more)

JDJ SPECIAL - Answered: The J2EE Questions No One Else Dared to Ask

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... (more)