'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)
JetBrains announced the availability of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0, the next
generation of Java IDE (integrated development environment).
In releasing this version, JetBrains delivered on their commitment to
answering the latest needs of Java developers and provide support for some of
the most in-demand technologies and tools of today.
With its superior Hibernate and Spring (including AOP) integration, improved
support for JPA, EJB, JSP, HTML, CSS, and XML, IntelliJ IDEA 7.0 takes Java
EE application development to new level of productivity.
Version 7.0 features tools for developing complex W... (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)
Xandros has announced that key staff will present a birds-of-a-feather
session on using standard Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
technologies to maximize maintainability on Application Stores projects at
the Sun JavaOne conference, Moscone Center, San Francisco, June 2, 2009. With
the explosion of new mobile computing platforms, from smartphones to netbooks
to e-book readers, an application store is no longer optional. It is a key
contributor to the success of a platform.
Building application stores is much more than just implementing an e-commerce
engine. It also in... (more)
Sun Microsystems has announced several technology updates to the Sun
GlassFish Portfolio, the most complete, open source, high-performance Web
application platform. The GlassFish Portfolio is comprised of leading open
source technologies, including OpenESB, OpenMQ, Liferay Portal, Sun GlassFish
Web Stack and GlassFish(TM) – the industry's most downloaded application
server. Additionally, Sun announced early access of GlassFish v3 containing a
full preview of the forthcoming Java(TM) Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java
EE 6) specification. To purchase the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, ... (more)