Sun's Project Vector, which will be launched at JavaOne this week as the Java
Store, is a network service to connect companies of all sizes and types to
the roughly one billion Java users all over the world. According to Sun CEO
Jonathan Schwartz it "has the potential to deliver the world's largest
audience to developers and businesses leveraging Java and JavaFX."
Writing on his industry-leading blog, in advance of this week's show,
Schwartz asked the rhetorical question "What kinds of companies might be
Here was his answer:
"If you talk to a Fortune 500 company or a startup, pretty much everyone
craves access to consumers - which is the one problem we've solved with the
Java platform. Most folks don't think of Sun as a consumer company, and
largely we're not, but our runtimes reach more consumers than just about any
other company on earth. That ubiquity... (more)
(August 27, 2002) - It all began earlier this month when Scott McNealy
implied in an interview that the Open Source model would hamstring Sun
completely in its attempt to out-gun Microsoft in the enterprise-level
computing arena by threatening the licensing revenue Sun and others need to
finance J2EE's advertising and R&D. Now the founder of JBoss, one of the most
widely spread OS implementations of all, a full-fledged application server
already in its 3.0 version, has published an online rebuttal of McNealy's
Writing on the main page of the JBoss site, www.jboss.org, Ma... (more)
Founders of the open source Keel framework today released Keel 2.0, an
upgrade that improves the development process for Web-based applications.
Keel 2.0 is a Java server side meta-framework or "framework of frameworks"
that provides standard interfaces for a variety of other open source
frameworks and components.
Keel's service based component architecture allows developers to plug the
best components from any standards based open source library into their
system and then upgrade to future components without having to rewrite the
code base. Keel 2.0 provides a comprehensive envi... (more)
Read IBM Says, "We're Extending Our Lead Against BEA!" Read IBM Has Widened
Its Lead Over BEA, Gartner Confirms
The annual Gartner Research Report analyzing the application server market
share among leading vendors is expected to be out this month.
According to the Gartner Report published last May, in 2002 IBM pulled ahead
of BEA Systems for the first time and gained leadership of the J2EE
application server market by walking away with a 37% market share; BEA
dropped to second place with 29% of the market. The year before, in 2001,
Gartner reported that BEA had 34% of the market ... (more)
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Today the Eclipse Foundation announced general availability of the
royalty-free 3.0 release of Eclipse - described by the Ottowa-based
foundation as a platform "for tools integration, software modeling, and
testing that has been broadly adopted by commercial vendors, academic
institutions, and open technology developers."
Bill Dudney, JDJ's Eclipse editor, commented, "I am very excited about the
promise of Eclipse 3.0. With each new milestone release the platform has
become richer in its feature set, better performing ... (more)