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Novell vice-chairman Chris Stone, who orchestrated Novell's death-defying move into Linux and its acquisition of SUSE and Ximian, is out. Supposedly he's leaving to pursue 'other professional opportunities.' But the real reason, reports Maureen O'Gara, may be that his career ambitions ...
I am pleased to announce that the J2SE 5.0 release has gone final and is ready for you to download! The first set of downloads for Windows, Solaris, and Linux are available from the http://java.sun.com/j2se/5.0 Web site. This even includes a 64-bit AMD64 port on Linux for server-side a...
XML pioneer Tim Bray, who currently works for Sun, has been blogging about his 'mobility needs.' He refuses to be 'tethered' (as he puts it) to a BlackBerry and wonders how many others are like him: 'because I can't be that far out of the mainstream.'
Devices like multimedia mobile phones that use Java smart cards will benefit from a new OS, developed by Japan's DNP, that lets the Java-based cards run applications alongside one another. This is essential when using business applications that emulate real-time.
A new XML standard is being proposed that will enable the Homeland Security Department to communicate with various governmental agencies. EDXL, it is argued, is needed today since individual XML schemas continue to evolve, without any standardized framework ensuring their compatibility...
Citing limited resources in comparison to IBM and Oracle, Daffodil has open sourced its Java database, Daffodil. The free version, One$DB, is very similar to its commercial parent. Daffodil's licensing provisions are, however, raising eyebrows.
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Sun Java System Web Proxy Server may allow a remote unprivileged user to crash either the Web Proxy Server or the Admin Server (of the Web Proxy Server) or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the respective server processes.
Larry Ellison has raised Oracle's offer for PeopleSoft to $24 a share from $21 - a hike of 14%. This is the fifth new offer since the hostile takeover saga began last June.
Oracle this morning raised its price for PeopleSoft from $21 a share to $24, a total of $8.8 billion, saying $24 represents a 60% premium to where PeopleSoft was trading when Oracle made its first run at the company a year ago June. In a letter to PeopleSoft's board yesterday, Oracle ...
'It must be the lunar eclipse. I'm agreeing with a lot of statements being made in the industry.' With this opening line, Sun's president, COO, and blogger-in-chief yesterday shared his thoughts on software pricing, on 'multi-core computing' as being the wave of the future, and on inte...
Seven Networks, based in Redwood City, CA, will offer e-mail service across wireless devices using Java. The company's co-CEO says Java is what has allowed this to happen. Companies are increasingly leveraging J2ME, it would seem, to run applications that could not be supported otherwi...
Vodafone and Sun have reached an agreement that sets a new precedent in mutual access to partner services. Sun has given Vodafone complete, unfettered access to its entire product line; this includes services, software, and hardware. Vodafone is most interested in Sun's Java applicatio...
Specification JSR-208 is an industry-wide initiative to create a standardized integration platform for Java and business applications. The spec has been in development for 18 months. Sun announced that an early draft of JSR-208 has been released, and welcomed new members JBoss and ASF,...
As BPEL gains momentum, Business Processes Management (BPM) is likely to be boosted. BPEL, it is believed by Dralasoft, will become the new standard, driving SOA-enabled BPM solutions forward.
The 25-member European Commission is reportedly about to announce that it is removing the last remaining obstacle to Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft. After a year-long review of the deal, much longer than the 5 months that is usual for such a review, the Brussels-based Com...
'There are those that persist in trying to draw the industry as filled with binary extremes,' writes Jonathan Schwartz, currently the industry's highest-profile blogger. But it isn't an either/or choice these days, Schwartz argues, in his latest effusion. It isn't open-source or propri...
After publicly retracting the results of J2EE versus .NET benchmark tests it conducted back in 2002, The Middleware Company (TMC) bravely ventured recently to revisit this minefield. From IBM's point of view, according to an internal document obtained today by WebSphere Journal, TMC ha...
'I didn't come back here to sell to Oracle,' PeopleSoft co-founder Dave Duffield, who replaced Craig Conway as CEO, wrote in a company-wide memo this week. 'Rather, I'm here to beat Oracle in the marketplace, increase our revenues, re-energize our employees, and deliver greater long-te...
The latest update of the NetBeans IDE has just been announced. NetBeans 4.1 delivers significant new development capabilities for J2EE 1.4, including EJB components and Web Services.
Rob Pike, an early developer of Unix and windowing system (GUI) technology, and a long-serving member of the Unix team at Bell Labs before he joined Google, Inc. in 2002, has been sharing his thoughts on object-oriented development.
VERITAS has released an ambitious software solution designed to unify heterogeneous networks containing disparate platforms, software, and applications - enabling administrators to execute commands across the entire network and proactively test J2EE applications.
Sun's latest release of Sun Java Studio Creator, marks the first time Sun has embraced Mac and Solaris developers. Not only are these platforms now supported, Sun is also offering them free upgrades. By appealing to this community, Sun hopes to further expand its market saturation into...
Fired CEO Craig Conway will receive $16m in cash and two years worth of stock options and PeopleSoft's executive vice president of products and technology, Ram Gupta, gets $950,000.
What goes around comes around, and accordingly the combative remarks recently of Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz about Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX have now sparked a counter-reaction from HP. The company's Asia Pacific director of business critical systems says, in an interview: ...
Patch 3 of NeoOffice/J, described by XML pioneer Tim Bray as 'the Mac port of OpenOffice with the X-Windows UI switched out and Cocoa switched in' makes - in Bray's view - all the difference, by moving the NeoOfficeJ menus to the top of the screen where they belong.
Beginning with the release of ColdFusion MX, the ColdFusion Application Server now runs on top of an underlying Java engine. Java, as we all know, is an object-oriented language. However, the question of whether CFML is an object-oriented language has been under debate since the ColdFu...
My JSF article series and Meet the Experts appearance on IBM developerWorks received a lot of feedback. I would have to say, the most common question or feedback came along the lines of comparing Struts to JSF.
'If there's a palace coup and nobody except the guy whose ambitions were stymied realizes it,' writes Maureen O'Gara, 'does that qualify as a palace coup?' Reportedly such a thing has quietly happened at Novell, with Novell CEO Jack Messman supposedly reneging on a deal to make vice-ch...
During the last six months an impressive range of customers ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to enterprises and including Inmarsat, Turkcell, Borsa Italiana, E-Plus, EUROCONTROL, Pixelpark AG, and Young Generation have purchased the Sun Java Enterprise System (JES) from Sun.
Motorola's latest smartphone, the MPx220 includes a number of advancements designed to support J2ME. The handset uses Windows Mobile software, and is being positioned to meet the needs of successful professionals, demanding both unsurpassed services from their mobile devices, in additi...
The Java Verified Program, a program to provide a unified process for the testing and certification of Java applications for mobile handsets, has been adopted by mobile operators Orange and T-Mobile Europe.
In an agreement forged between Azul Systems and influential Japanese IT distributor, Nissho Electronics, Japan will become the first country to offer network-attached processing capabilities for Java and J2EE platform-based applications. Nissho will utilize Azul's compute appliances, w...
Macromedia is offering free, non-commercially licensed versions of Flex. The company wants to offer individuals the ability to create enterprise-class Rich Internet Applications. Interested applicants must first submit an application, which will be made available within the next few we...
According to the latest report from Juniper Research, Java-enabled downloads will generate over $4.8 billion in mobile revenues by 2009, and mobile games will account for the vast majority of the revenues.
SAP plans to support a new distributed environment, with its NetWeaver platform, that will support many Java virtual machines running together and sharing resources. This approach differs from the access model in place today, whereby multiple users are tied to one virtual machine, whic...


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