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:
Best Linux Products of 2005:
Best Web Services Products of 2005:
Best .NET Products of 2005:
Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005:
SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most
prestigious awar... (more)
In his book Weaving the Web, the inventor of the WWW, Tim Berners Lee - Tim
BL for short - tried to answer questions that had been thrown at him again
and again ever since Christmas 1990 when he first got his "World Wide Web"
browser/editor working on his machine and one belonging to CERN colleague
Robert Cailliau, so that the two of them were able to communicate over the
Internet with the info.cern.ch server. Questions such as "What were you
thinking when you invented it?" through "So what do you think of it now?" to
"Where is this all going to take us?"
He didn't anticipate, e... (more)
JBoss and Microsoft announced on September 27, 2005 that the two companies
would work together to enhance interoperability between JEMS and Microsoft
Windows Server products. While the announcement was just one among the many
corporate tie-up news stories that have hit us of late, the dynamics relating
to this one seem more complicated.
Here’s the lowdown on the partnership. In order to address the needs of
their joint customers, JBoss and Microsoft have identified four key
technology areas that they can focus on over the coming twelve months. These
areas include: Security ... (more)
IONA Technologies CTO Eric Newcomer, in SYS-CON's annual round-up of
technology predictions earlier this year, had a warning about upcoming
fragmentation of the Java market:
"In the Java market fragmentation will increase rather than lessen. The
recent split between JBI and SCA, and the disagreements over Java EE 6 and
OSGi will escalate tensions as the pressure increases on BEA/Oracle, IBM, and
Sun to take market share from each other in a diminishing market.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has an opportunity to grow stronger behind the
leadership of Ray Ozzie and is likely to surprise thos... (more)
Our weekly look at the questions being asked in and around the international
i-technology developer community.
Q. Will Sun now revise the JCP to include more individual developers?
In terms of "Internet Time" it's a fairly ancient question these days to
speculate as to whether the Java Community Process (JCP) is genuinely an
attempt by Sun Microsystems to involve the international Java community in
developing Java specifications...or just a way for Sun somehow or other to
maintain its strict control of Java?
Sun's "VP of Technology Evangelism and Marketing," with responsi... (more)