'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."
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)
Red Hat has announced the JBoss Open Choice application platform strategy
which aims to provide a single environment for deploying a variety of
programming models with a common platform, making it easier to develop and
deploy applications. The JBoss Open Choice strategy represents Red Hat's
response to the expanding and rapidly changing landscape of Java for the
enterprise, which is marked by more variety and more choice of programming
and deployment models than ever before. At the heart of the JBoss Open Choice
strategy is the JBoss Microcontainer, a new application platform arc... (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)