'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."
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)
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)
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)