'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)
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."
SpringSource announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of
Hyperic, the open source leader in web application and infrastructure
management. With the acquisition, SpringSource offers a comprehensive product
set for powering the entire Java application lifecycle, with lean and
powerful solutions for building, running and managing enterprise
applications. By accelerating and unifying the application lifecycle from
developer to data center and bridging the divide between development and IT
operations teams, SpringSource can meet all the needs of companies building
Android Location will what its lead developer Andres Rormoser calls "a
revolutionary social mapping service to change the way people use mobile
phones to keep in touch with their friends." It will facilitate real-world
interaction between friends and put an end to frustrating missed connections,
says Rormoser, who is currently seeking people "who would like to join the
project to help us build it faster."
The application is being written in J2ME, he adds, and there are several
people in the project with great programming knowledge. "We are in an early
stage of the project but we ... (more)
Sun has announced the availability of Java Platform Standard Edition 6
Update 10 (Java SE 6u10), which improves the usability and performance of the
Java platform on desktop computers. Consumers, developers, and partners can
download Java SE 6 Update 10 at http://java.com.
Java SE 6u10 is optimized for consumers with new features that include
improved startup time for Java applications and applets, the ability to drag
Java applets directly from the browser and have them run as desktop widgets,
more powerful and stylized application graphics, a faster and simpler
installation ex... (more)