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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)

Veryant Helps Businesses Bridge the COBOL to Java Divide

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)

SoftwareFX Webinar on SharePoint 2007 Charts

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)

Active Endpoints Announces New Learning Tool for Java Developers

Active Endpoints has announced that it has made available a new learning tool for Java developers in the form of a complete and fully documented service-oriented architecture (SOA) application, written in ActiveVOS. The "Vintage Old Stock" application automates a fictional classic car restoration business and is an ideal scenario to show developers how to leverage web services to create SOA applications. Developers can interact with the application online as well as download a fully configured demonstration environment to try the application in their environments. The Vintage Ol... (more)