First Things First: The Questions
What do the following companies have in common?
BEA Systems Sun Microsystems The JBoss Group Oracle Corporation Pramati
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
What value-add do you see the new open-source server putting in to the J2EE
What do you see J2EE being in a year? Two years? Three?
Read on ... (more)
This week at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsystems previewed a number of products and
roadmaps for Linux support of the Sun Java Enterprise System, Java Studio
development tools, and new AMD Opteron processor-based x86 systems.
The innovations previewed at LinuxWorld are focused on three key areas:
1) Next-generation desktop technologies including the next version of the Sun
Java Desktop System, future management features for the Java Desktop System
that allow full control over the desktop experience, Linux on ultra-thin Sun
Ray client systems and a radical new 3-D, Java technology-based PC ... (more)
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
"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)
(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)
(January 14, 2003) - Oracle Corp. has announced immediate, free availability
of Oracle9i JDeveloper version 9.0.3 to developers who are using the latest
version of Apple Computer's UNIX-based operating system. Now, Java developers
using Mac OS 10.2.2 and creating J2EE applications and Web services will
benefit from the unique productivity features of Oracle's IDE. There have
been more than 360,000 downloads of Oracle9i JDeveloper since its
introduction to the marketplace in August 2001 and the developer's release
for Mac OS 10.2.2 is now available for free download and evaluation... (more)