Sun Microsystems has announced the addition of the enterprise resource
planning (ERP) software vendor Stésud to a growing list of customers that
have adopted and deployed Sun's open source MySQL database and GlassFish
application server software. This Belgium-based enterprise company joins
Australian online travel pioneer Wotif.com and hundreds of other companies
that now rely on MySQL and GlassFish as a lower-cost, higher-performance
alternative to traditional database and application server software.
Stésud: Open Source Makes Sense
When it identified that its existing software infrastructure needed
refreshing, Belgium-based Stésud looked to Java as the technology upon which
to build the company's new platform. An ERP provider with eGovernment clients
that include the Belgian government, Stésud evaluated several solutions and
selected Sun's GlassFish application ser... (more)
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)
'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)
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)
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."