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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)

Sun Brings Array of New Products and Services to LinuxWorld

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)

"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)

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)

Oracle Makes Award-Winning Java Development Tool Available To Apple Developers

(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)