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TrustedOpinion.com has named Java pioneer Gene Leybzon as Chief Technology Officer to support the company’s growth and technology development. Since its official launch in February 2007, TrustedOpinion.com has acquired over 350,000 members who benefit from recommendations based on the opinions of those in their social network. In his new role at TrustedOpinion.com, Leybzon will take a hands-on approach to drive the company’s technology strategy. He is an early Java pioneer, a co-author of the popular book “Java Unleashed,” and possesses a long history in the Silicon Valley, including senior engineering roles at HP, Xerox, Siebel (now Oracle), and Bayer. Leybzon is also a long-time participant in a variety of local industry and social events, attending tech meetups and conferences around the Bay Area. “I look forward to working with the te... (more)

Terracotta Extends Value of Java Clustering Solution

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 data... (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)

Oracle-Sun: Oracle Issues Statement

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)

Java "Robo Sapien" Robot Speaks Up During Strukhoff SYS-CON.TV Interview

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)