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The three-year-old Dojo Foundation has put out version 1.0 of Dojo, an open source JavaScript toolkit for AJAX development meant for building rich Web 2.0 applications without proprietary plug-ins or single-vendor solutions. The widgetry makes use of Google Gears, Google's solution for...
Egenera, which claims it's the archetype Virtualization 2.0 company to VMware's Virtualization 1.0 - and is going put its PAN Manager software on other people's hardware to prove it - has convinced Fujitsu Siemens, which OEMs Egenera's BladeFrame servers, to put PAN on its own industry...
In an unusual move, BEA says it's giving activist stockholder Carl Icahn confidential information that it can't give other people 'cause it's, well, confidential and is supposed to prove to him that the company is worth more than the $17 a share ($6.7 billion) that Oracle offered for i...
Red Hat, which has made its fortune displacing Solaris, is now going to collaborate with Sun to advance open source Java, which Red Hat is particularly partial to given its JBoss investment. This is the third time this year that Sun has laid down with one of its enemies. It also cut d...
SOA and Virtualization has existed, in various forms, and have been adopted with varying degrees of success within the modern enterprise. SOA especially has reached the point where it generally is considered to be a good idea! As a result of the wide adoption applications, services and...
Let's consider the pages of a traditional corporate Website. They include an 'about me' page, a contact page, a careers section, and probably a page with news and press releases. The words look good on paper, and, more than likely, a committee gave the final sign-off on the site's cont...
What I am going to do in this regular column is feed my habit by highlighting some of the books I am reading, and (mostly) enjoying. (I will only rarely write negative reviews; it's a rare book that I 'do not put down gently but throw across the room with great force' after all.) Geeks...
I will be attending the Ajax World Conference next week in Santa Clara. I will also be at the opening reception on Monday and the conference party on Tuesday. Over the weekend Jesse Liberty blogged about this as well 'If you are going to be at AJAXWorld, look for me on Twitter, and let...
SourceLabs announced the availability of SASH 2 complete with a major new milestone - integrated support for Apache Tomcat. Comprised of the most widely deployed open source Java technologies used by the Global 2000, new SASH 2 is a robust platform that simplifies the development of en...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 'AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West' main sponsorship opportunities are now sold-out! Limited number of expo and event sponsorship opportunities that are still available are expected to be completely sold before the end of the month. The new spons...
I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at http://ajaxbootcamp.sys-con.com I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the S...
Web 2.0 is one of the hottest things on the consumer Web, but where does it fit in the enterprise? What's the business value and how can developers use new Web 2.0 mashups to bring value to the line-of-business users? You'll hear all of this and more from Rod Smith, IBM Fellow and Vice...
CodeGear's Chief Evangelist, David Intersimone, ably assisted by Mike Rozlog, showed delegates to SYS-CON Events' inaugural Real-World Java Seminar why developers using Eclipse continue to turn to Borland for tools to make their lives easier.
Making the announcement at this morning's 'Real-World Java Seminar' presented by SYS-CON Events in New York City, CodeGear from Borland Corporation unveiled a set of specialized plug-ins for the Eclipse open-source development platform: JGear.
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East sponsors included: Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponso...
I'll be speaking at SYS-CON's Real-World Java One-Day Seminar in New York City next Monday, August 13. Despite the fact that it's August, it looks like they have lined up an interesting panel of speakers for the day, including sessions by Yakov Fain on using Flex with Java (that'll be ...
AJAXWorld 2007 West will take place on September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, and will offer a new dedicated 'iPhone Track.' Another dedicated track will offer a comparative education opportunity for conference delegates on emerging RIA...
A seasoned Java professional has to know more than just the syntax of the Java language. Java EE offers a set of standardized technologies for enterprise development. A number of open-source frameworks such as Spring or Hibernate are widely used in a variety of Java applications. Famil...
Renewed - or maybe the word is just louder since it's been pretty constant - speculation that BEA is up for grabs has Credit Suisse, for one, believing that the company is in play and that it could go for $15-$18 a share. It says, 'While management may still be hesitant about selling t...
Companies who do not take steps to assure the quality of the code they are developing can face nasty surprises late in the process. Code quality involves more than testing, but requires an overall methodology from start to finish. This session addresses how software development teams c...
Can afford to take just one day off, get out of your cubicle and see what other people up to these days? Is J2EE still in favor? What's this ESB is about? Have you even heard of using Flex as a Web front end of your Java applications? Do not miss an event in NYC this Monday, that is cr...
SYS-CON Events has created a hands-on, immersive learning experience for all Web developers who want to know the how, what, and why of the tools and concepts behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), the popular user-interface approach to creating Rich Internet Applications. AJAXW...
'With the Server Core installation option, IT professionals can install Windows Server 2008 with minimal server functionality for select roles including DHCP, DNS, file server, virtualization, domain controller and now IIS7 without any non-essential services and applications. By only i...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 'Call for Papers' for the Real-World Java Seminar is now open. The largest Java developer event on the East Coast, the Real-World Java Seminar is a one-day event with three concurrent tracks and more than 30 sessions, and is packed with technical...
'The Java backlash,' writes Bruce Eckel, 'has been building up steam, and we're starting to see some fundamental shifts because of it.' Java has been around for 10 years yet applets are not the primary way that we interact with the web. Applets are not ubiquitous, and everyone got exci...
The 'Real-World Java Seminar' is an intense one-day educational event that's packed with technical presentations delivered by the Java industry experts. Attendees of this event will allow participants to take a fresh look at the architecture of your the projects they are working on now...
The Real-World Java Seminar is a one-day event that's packed with technical presentations delivered by the Java industry experts. Attending this event will allow you to take a fresh look at the architecture of the projects you're working on now and can serve as a roadmap for your furth...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM became a 'Platinum Sponsor' of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West. The world's leading Rich Internet Applications & Web 2.0 event is expected to attract more than 2,000 i-technology developers. AJAXWorld grew from a single track, one-day semin...
A significant benefit of BEA's approach is that, unlike competitors with standalone CEP engines, WebLogic Event Server is a lightweight but full- featured application server platform with event features built in, enabling customers to build their applications on the platform without ha...
'In the first quarter, we saw a tough selling environment in the Americas, and we made several changes to the Americas field organization. We aligned the organization correctly for the SOA opportunity; however, the changes impacted us in the short-run beyond our expectations. Geographi...
TheServerSide and BEA have come together to offer TSS readers BEA Workshop Studio 3.3, normally $899 USD, for $99 USD until May 31, 2007. This is part of what will become integrated with Workshop for WebLogic 10 (announced yesterday on TSS), and contains many of the same features. The...
Guy Churchward, BEA vice president of WebLogic products, participaed as a keynote speaker at the JavaOne 2007 in San Francisco. He and Intel's corporate vice president, Renee James, co-presented a keynote session that highlighted both companies' contributions to Java and how each compa...
JavaOne never ceases to amaze me. Year after year, I expect the show to be a flop. This year is no exception. I am wrong again this year. In my cab ride from my hotel in the Theatre District, I can see hundreds of attendees (obviously developers) trekking their way through the Tenderlo...
Connect these dots. Jim Cramer calls for the head of IBM CEO Sam Palmisano because of the company's stuck-in-a-rut stock price. The Wall Street Journal runs a profile, complete with sketch, of IBM software boss Steve Mills, the man now making the lion's share (40%) of IBM's pre-tax pro...
Last year, I took a stab at predictions as to what Sun would announce at the 11th annual JavaOne. This year, for JavaOne 2007, I'll take a stab at what Sun and some of the other major vendors will announce. It will be fairly easy to predict the major themes from the vendors. Most of th...
A couple of weeks ago I stopped by at our publisher's offices (SYS-CON Media) and they showed me our Flex book with the correct cover, but all pages were blank. Yesterday, I've got an email from them with the words, 'Yakov your book is ready, stop by and pick it up'. The guys from prod...
Helmi Technologies Inc., the provider of an open source platform for building AJAX-based Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), is an exhibitor and speaker at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, the leading Web 2.0 and RIA event taking place on March 19-21, 2007 in New York City.
Furthering its commitment to Eclipse, BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced plans to continue to ramp up its efforts and provide even greater support for the Eclipse platform over the next several months.
The Eclipse Foundation today announced that Actuate, BEA Systems, Business Objects, IBM and Klocwork have signed on as Gold Sponsors for EclipseCon 2007, the annual conference that brings together the Eclipse community. Gold Sponsorship is the highest level of sponsorship for the confe...
Kapow Technologies (http://www.kapowtech.com/), the leading provider of mashup solutions for the enterprise, today announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Macaraeg, an industry veteran who successfully established several U.S.-based enterprise software companies in Asia ...