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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." ... (more)

AJAX and RIA Technology Will Be Free for All: Sun CEO

'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)

Sun Releases GlassFish Enhancements

Sun Microsystems has announced several technology updates to the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, the most complete, open source, high-performance Web application platform. The GlassFish Portfolio is comprised of leading open source technologies, including OpenESB, OpenMQ, Liferay Portal, Sun GlassFish Web Stack and GlassFish(TM) – the industry's most downloaded application server. Additionally, Sun announced early access of GlassFish v3 containing a full preview of the forthcoming Java(TM) Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) specification. To purchase the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, ... (more)

Compuware Provides Increased Requirements Capture Flexibility

Compuware Corporation has released Compuware Optimal Trace 5.0, the latest version of Compuware Optimal’s business requirements management solution. This new version provides an easy entry into adopting a business requirements management solution and enables organizations to grow into a sophisticated use of “structured requirements.” It also further strengthens Compuware Optimal’s application delivery management solution by offering increased capability to propagate business intent through the life cycle. These capabilities create a quicker and higher retu... (more)

Java for High Performance 3D and 2D Graphical Applications

Speaking at JavaPolis on 14 December, Luciad will share some of its eight years of advanced Java experience in the context of advanced graphical applications.  The presentation focuses on some of the techniques used to obtain the high performance of LuciadMap and discusses pros and cons, do's and don'ts.  For developers new to Java graphics, it should be clear that Java holds no limitations for high performance graphics, the more advanced Java graphics developer may pick up a few new ideas. Foolish or brave From the start in 1999, LuciadMap was implemented in Java. The Java platfo... (more)