'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)
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 i... (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."
Android Location will what its lead developer Andres Rormoser calls "a
revolutionary social mapping service to change the way people use mobile
phones to keep in touch with their friends." It will facilitate real-world
interaction between friends and put an end to frustrating missed connections,
says Rormoser, who is currently seeking people "who would like to join the
project to help us build it faster."
The application is being written in J2ME, he adds, and there are several
people in the project with great programming knowledge. "We are in an early
stage of the project but we ... (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)