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(September 27, 2002) -- Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) Personal Profile specification has been approved by the Java Community Process (JCP) and will be made available to the Java community this week. The profile (JSR 62) was approved by the JCP J2ME Exec...
(October 11, 2002) - Alan Williamson, JDJ editor-in-chief, interviewed Jeremy Allaire, CTO, Macromedia, Inc., to get the rundown on how Java developers can take advantage of JRun4, ColdFusion MX, and Flash Remoting. JDJ: With CFMX in the field for nearly 3 months now, how has the ado...
(November 1, 2002) - TogetherSoft Corporation, the company that recently gobbled up WebGain, found out this week what it is like to be the gobblee rather than the gobbler: TogetherSoft is in turn going to be acquired-by Borland Software Corporation. With this transaction, software gia...
(November 18, 2002) - Most of the Java developers I have come across create multi-threaded servers without knowing a jack about deadlocks, I/O Performance, Thread starvation, scalability and other OS dependent issues. While forking new thread for every socket connection and managing pr...
(December 3, 2002) - Metrowerks plans to support the JCP's recently published J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0 across its family of products and services. Metrowerks CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7, which supports virtually every J2ME handset, personal digital assistant, and S...
(December 20, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc., has been awarded a 12-month contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) program. The goal of the HPCS program is to provide the next generation of high productivity co...
(January 21, 2003) - Gap Inc., the world's largest international fashion retailer, has selected a variety of systems, software, and services from Sun Microsystems and its partners to build an open, standards-based, cost effective solution to run many business processes ranging from sto...
(February 6, 2003) - PointBase, Inc. has released version 4.5 of product line. with features providing additional stability and scalability benefits for Java developers. The PointBase 4.5 release lengthens PointBase’s technology lead in the embedded database market that, according to a...
(February 21, 2003) - BEA Systems, Inc. has just announced the general availability of BEA WebLogic JRockit 8.0, as well as recent benchmark results utilizing systems with Intel Xeon processors that confirm BEA's position as the owner of the world's fastest JVM. As the foundation of th...
(March 10, 2003) - Progress Software has released ObjectStorereg; Version 6.1, the object-oriented database acquired through the purchase of eXcelon Corporation in December 2002. This latest release of ObjectStore improves the operational effectiveness of the database with the addition...
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Java Community Process, there were difficulties for certain large scale open-source projects to get access to the necessary tools and testing kits to validate themselves as truly Java-compliant. One such project was the popular JBoss application ...
(April 14, 2003) - This week, the Eclipse consortium will officially announce availability of R2.1 of the popular open-tools integration platform, incorporating many changes that improve usability and performance, including workbench navigation enhancements, user-configurable key bindi...
(April 21, 2003) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and NeuStar, Inc. have formed an alliance to provide the infrastructure necessary to deliver federated identity services. With NeuStar's NeuLiberty identity management services and the Sun ONE Identity Server, companies can interoperate and exc...
(May 7, 2003) - 'Java is forging the future,' says Java Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Alan Williamson, 'and JDJ is reporting every minute of it.' He was responding to media questions today as news spread of JDJ's greatly increased level of participation at this year's JavaOne, Su...
(May 29, 2003) - Reusable objects for storing collections of data - Vector and HashTable - have been available to Java developers since the language's first release. In Java 1.2, Sun created the collections framework to more completely represent the types of data structures that applic...
(June 23, 2003) - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) have awarded the Entrust Authority™ Security Toolkit for Java, Version 6.1, with the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) vali...
(November 9, 2001) - Do Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer's remarks at this week's shareholders' meeting in Seattle herald the beginning of a new era of tolerance and acceptance of rival platforms, including Java? This is the question the whole IT world is considering, after Ball...
(Palo Alto, CA and Atlanta, GA) – AltoWeb, Inc., the leader in J2EE application platforms and Web services, announced support for JBoss, the leading Open Source J2EE-based application server. The AltoWeb Application Platform, integrated with the JBoss application server, provides a reu...
With the addition of new members including credit card giant MasterCard International Inc., the Liberty Alliance Project, committed to developing and deploying open standards for network identity, continues to strengthen.
(TORONTO) – Sitraka’s new PerformaSure version 1.1, a powerful, transaction-centric diagnosis tool for multitiered J2EE applications, enables e-business performance teams to measure, analyze, and maximize performance prior to application deployment. The release underscores Sitraka's st...
(March 11, 2002) -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. has filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation. The suit, filed in the United States District Court in San Jose, seeks remedies for the harm inflicted by Microsoft's anticompetitive behavior with respect to the Java platfo...
(March 25, 2002) - There are various different ways to test the extent to which Sun Microsystems and the world of Java faces a life-or-death challenge from Microsoft Corporation and the world of .NET, but none is perhaps as effective--or as simple--as surfing over to Monster.com and se...
(April 10, 2002) - No one can predict the future accurately, far less the I-technology future. So it was perhaps a little surprising that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly turned down a Microsoft Corporation objection this week to written testimony by Sun Microsystems’ Jonatha...
(May 3, 2002) - eXcelon Corporation has met the criteria to become a member of the OSS through Java? Initiative, an industry group charged with developing J2EE? and XML technology-based standards for telecommunications industry OSS (Operational Support Systems). In addition, eXcelon wi...
The BroadVision® 7 family of portal applications will support the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Application Server, Sun's leading Java 2 Enterprise Edition application server and a key component of Sun ONE.
Rational Software has introduced Rational Suite® v2002 Release 2, the eighth synchronized release of Rational Suite in less than three and a half years. This release expands Rational's 'Extended Development Experience' by introducing Rational® XDE™ Modeler, a new member of the Rational...
(August 16, 2002) - First it wanted to be 'the dot in dot.com,' now it would seem that Sun Microsystems also has designs on becoming one of the S's in Open Source Software. In terms of momentous events it might not rank quite up there with Richard Nixon's goodwill trip to the People's...
(September 9, 2002) - It would be hard to imagine a more emotive subject among developers than the question of whether Microsoft Corporation five years ago did, or did not, conspire to 'kill off' Java on the client.
(September 17, 2002) - New Atlanta Communications' BlueDragon 3.0, the newest release of its Java-based product family for deploying ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) Web applications onto standard J2EE platforms, is now available. BlueDragon 3.0 facilitates the simple and portable dep...
(September 27, 2002) - At JavaOne Japan Developer Conference, Sun Microsystems, Inc. previewed the latest version of J2EE. J2EE v 1.4 boosts multiplatform computing with the integration of Web services support, making Java the only architecture capable of giving developers the ability ...
Not so long ago I read a great article from a senior level developer, who wrote that as we mature we learn when to look for available libraries before we rush in and build our own. He was referring to the plentiful number of open source projects that exist. Well, there are certainly pl...
If you already have your ResultSet, you have two choices, both bad: one is to keep a counter as you read the records in the ResultSet, and the other is to hope you have a compliant JDBC driver that supports the getRowCount() method. Both ways probably do the same thing: read the entire...
(March 25, 2002) - Based in Scotts Valley, CA, Borland Software Corporation is another major Jave vendor that has decided-in these budget-restricted times-that what companies need above all is 'middleware' that can integrate their existing (and inevitably different) software and hardwa...
(November 18, 2002) - Oracle Corporation has been elected a member of Eclipse, an open-source consortium that creates an open platform for development tools integration. As a voting member of the Eclipse Board of Stewards, Oracle will help create and define policies, standards, and the...
(December 3, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc and China Unicom have formed a strategic partnership to jointly build an end-to-end Java technology-enabled wireless data infrastructure. Based on the J2ME platform, this joint effort delivers enhanced data services for China Unicom's 60 milli...
(December 20, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc. has been awarded a two-year base contract period with three one-year option periods from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The estimated value of the contract is $200 million per year. The contract will enable Nextel to pro...
(January 21, 2003) - Handango and Tira Wireless have joined forces to launch Java Jumpstart, a rapid J2ME application deployment program for mobile operators. Java Jumpstart enables operators to launch an end-to-end Java application program in 30 days, complete with premier certified m...
(February 11, 2003) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. has revealed a new SPECjAppServer2001 world record benchmark. The Sun Fire V1280 system, running the Solaris Operating Environment, demonstrated its scalability in application serving workloads, as the only 12-way system to run this benchmar...
(February 21, 2003) - The new 5.0 release of of Fair, Isaac Blaze Decision System software adds significant power to the software's ability to build, automate, and improve business decision processes across an enterprise. Version 5.0 is available immediately worldwide. As a key compo...
(March 14, 2003) - Apple has taken Java to the next level with the release of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, version 1.4.1 for Mac OS X. This release delivers hundreds of new features, performance improvements, and unique benefits on Mac OS X by integrating Java more closely wi...


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