(July 19, 2002) - Less than 50% of the job market demand for efficient Java
developers will be satisfied by 2003, according to the Gartner Group,
indicating that the demand for Java developers is much higher than the actual
One of the main reasons for this is that developers experience an initial
decreased level of productivity when migrating from other languages such as
COBOL and RAD/4GL to Java. The leap, in many cases, is just too demanding.
"Due to the steep learning curve, less than 50% of the job market demand for
efficient Java developers will be satisfied by 2003," says Gartner.
"Learning the essential differences and complexities of the Java platform is
not a short process," comments Ben van Niekerk, product manager at Compuware
Several analysts have indicated that in order to meet the challenges of low
Java productivity and to maintain J2... (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)
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:
Newly appointed Borland CEO Tod Nielsen (pictured) recently spoke with
SYS-CON Media's West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff about the
opportunities his new job and how his background equips him for it. Some
highlights of the interview include:
Strukhoff: What do you see as the basic and core strengths of Borland today?
Nielsen: I think that Borland has a bunch of strengths..I was talking to a
friend of mine and he said ‘You know Tod, one of the great things about
Borland is that everybody in the industry still wants Borland to win.
There’s a positive association, a ... (more)
Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the much anticipated Sun
Java Studio Creator 2 application development tool, providing developers a
comprehensive and easy to use environment for visually developing and
deploying Web applications.
Building on the overwhelming success of the original Java Studio Creator
software, this version based on the latest NetBeans Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) provides ground-breaking enhancements that will help ease
development of 100% Java standards-based applications with minimal learning
curve for developers using existing v... (more)