'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 applets delivered interactivity, but
at the expense of development complexity and, in the early days, performance
But browser based applications are hitting complexity and performance limits,
and content owners are striving for hig... (more)
Responding to the growing demand for business intelligence (BI) capabilities
that enable real-time decision-making for operational business processes,
InterSystems Corporation has announced InterSystems DeepSee embedded
real-time BI software. DeepSee aims to broaden the use of BI to decision
makers at all organization levels driving more effective day-to-day execution
across the enterprise.
DeepSee is the newest offering in the InterSystems product line. The
innovative software family also includes the InterSystems CACHÉ
high-performance object database, InterSystems HealthShare... (more)
Terracotta has announced the latest version of their open source Java
clustering solution, Terracotta version 2.7. The new version builds on the
adoption of Terracotta in specific vertical markets and applications such as
reservation systems, online gaming, and information portals. In addition, it
offers extended support for the Spring framework and Glassfish application
server, and delivers enhanced scalability, performance, and operational
visibility. It is available for download at www.terracotta.org.
By reducing development time and the number of application servers and
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."
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. Da... (more)