TrustedOpinion.com has named Java pioneer Gene Leybzon as Chief Technology
Officer to support the company’s growth and technology development.
Since its official launch in February 2007, TrustedOpinion.com has acquired
over 350,000 members who benefit from recommendations based on the opinions
of those in their social network.
In his new role at TrustedOpinion.com, Leybzon will take a hands-on approach
to drive the company’s technology strategy. He is an early Java
pioneer, a co-author of the popular book “Java Unleashed,” and
possesses a long history in the Silicon Valley, including senior engineering
roles at HP, Xerox, Siebel (now Oracle), and Bayer. Leybzon is also a
long-time participant in a variety of local industry and social events,
attending tech meetups and conferences around the Bay Area.
“I look forward to working with the te... (more)
Terracotta has announced the latest version of their open source Java
clustering solution, Terracotta version 2.7. The new version builds on the
adoption of Terracotta in specific vertical markets and applications such as
reservation systems, online gaming, and information portals. In addition, it
offers extended support for the Spring framework and Glassfish application
server, and delivers enhanced scalability, performance, and operational
visibility. It is available for download at www.terracotta.org.
By reducing development time and the number of application servers and
'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)
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)