RS Media, a "robo sapien" invented by a fellow named Mark Tilden and
distributed by a company called WowWee, was interviewed at JavaOne 2007 by
SYS-CON.TV founder and host Roger Strukhoff. Despite the interviewer's best
attempts at providing a steady hand and steady conversation, the robot seemed
to crack a bit under the pressure of the hot TV lights and potential
worldwide audience in the billions.
The robot also made an appearance on-stage with Father of Java James Gosling
and Sun's Bernard Travers during the annual "Toy Show" presentation on the
final day of the conference. Davin Sufer, CTO of WowWee, and Travers
presented a dancing robot show, in fact.
RS Media is described by Tilden as "a toylike biomorphic robot (whose)
movements are preprogrammed but can also be controlled by an infrared remote
control included with the toy, by a personal computer equipped with... (more)
Veryant has announced a new software release to help organizations lower
operational costs by modernizing COBOL assets. This latest version of
Veryant’s isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) simplifies COBOL and
Java integration, enhances the Eclipse-based development environment, and
includes several improvements to make moving to isCOBOL from alternative
platforms even easier.
“Many businesses rely on a combination of language environments and want
greater value from their existing COBOL investments,” said Alfredo
Iglesias, vice president of Veryant. “Our newest release mak... (more)
This webinar will show how to easily create powerful reports and interactive
dashboards using SharePoint 2007 charts, gauges, hierarchical lists and other
web parts, without the need to write code.
An Amazon Kindle will be raffled among attendants!
DataParts for SharePoint 2007 is an exciting new family of Web Parts from
Software FX that enable you to add business intelligence, data visualization
and analysis to your SharePoint portals. With DataParts, it's never been
easier to create your SharePoint Reports and Dashboards. With DataParts,
visualizing and analyzing data becomes r... (more)
'Java's always been a RIA platform - before the world really wanted one,'
claimed Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently, as he reflected on the
reinvention of the Java platform as represented by JavaFX. 'What's a rich
internet application?' Schwartz wrote.
'It depends on your perspective,' he continued, adding 'From mine, it's any
network connected application that persists in front of a user, typically
outside a browser, that can operate when disconnected from the network.'
Writing in his popular industry blog, Schwartz gave a little of the
background to Java's origins:"Early Java ... (more)
Oracle yesterday evening issued the following statement, attributable to Dan
Wall, Latham & Watkins counsel to Oracle:
"We've had a very good dialogue with the Department of Justice and we were
almost able to resolve everything before the Second Request deadline. All
that's left is one narrow issue about the way rights to Java are licensed
that is never going to get in the way of the deal.
I fully expect that the investigation will end soon and not delay the closing
of the deal this summer."