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WLDJ News Desk gathers top news and stories involving Java, J2EE, and BEA's WebLogic application server platform.

This article describes a workaround design that allows a Portal to survive if its resource starts hanging request threads. How frequently does your Portal experience user requests hanging in the resource? Not frequently, I hope. However, if this happens and the resource continues hangi...
Sun Microsystems, Inc. , the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM) technology, today announced a series of accolades from both the Java Developer's Journal (JDJ) and SOA Web Services Journal Reader's Choice Awards. Sun products and technologies were recognized as winners for three c...
'Today's marketplace requires that companies improve customer retention and profitability, which means focusing on strategies to increase service effectiveness and lower service costs in their contact centers,' said Marty Robins Vice President, Partner Marketing, BEA Systems. 'Jacada o...
JadeLiquid Software announced the release of WebRenderer Server Edition, the leading Java browser component. WebRenderer Server Edition has successfully completed its beta phase. Development of the WebRenderer Server Edition was driven by overwhelming demand for a standards compliant J...
The Apache Jakarta POI project provides components for the access and generation of Excel documents. The POI HSSF API is used to generate Excel Workbooks and to add Excel spreadsheets to a workbook. An Excel spreadsheet consists of rows and cells. The layout and fonts of a spreadsheet ...
In this column over the years, I have spent a considerable amount of time talking about contention and locking in the database tier. At the end of the day, the endless conversations about scaling the application tier boil down to less than a bag of beans if a scaled application can't g...
It is rumored on a couple of news sites that Oracle is buying JBoss. If this is true, it is an exciting opportunity for BEA. Oracle would, IMHO, kill JBoss, whether through malice or benign neglect. Not many people realize that with the acquisition of M7, BEA now has a development tool...
An anecdote that an engineer shared with me recently reminded me of a long-standing concept in manufacturing, design for production (DFP). The concept has to do with evaluating how a given operation - production line, supply chain, or an entire factory - is performing.
Let me start by defining the current problem-detection process in most enterprises. An issue arises in the production environment for a J2EE application running on WebLogic, information is captured via logs, and WebLogic server is rebooted. From this point, application developers and a...
'JBoss closed out 2005 in a stronger position than ever. We exceeded our sales goals, expanded our operations and delivered many industry firsts in the technology arena,' said Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO, JBoss, Inc. 'These new appointments in the JBoss management team reflect our tr...
BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that BEA WebLogic SIP Server(TM) has received a 'Product of the Year' award from INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine, a leading publication in the rapidly growing VoIP/IP telephony industry.
Yakov Fain, in Lesson 9 of his immensely popular online 'Java Basics' series for JDJ Industry Newsletter, talks about using threads for creating more advanced programs than those already discussed in Lesson 8. He analyzes the role they play in major Internet portals like Yahoo, CNN, or...
A J2EE application deployed in the WebLogic server may be debugged in the Eclipse IDE with the remote debugger provided by Eclipse. Without a debugger the error message has to be obtained from the application server error log to debug the application.
BEA Systems today announced the general availability of AquaLogic High-Performance (HiPer) Workspace for Retail, a closed-loop notification and task management product for improving store operations, built with technology from the AquaLogic User Interaction product family. AquaLogic H...
Covalent Technologies(TM), the mosttrusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions, todayannounced it finished 2005 on a strong note, citing a record number of newand repeat customers, strategic reseller and channel relationships, as wellas increased revenues and bookings ...
Once upon a time people spoke the same language - but that was long ago. Nowadays people speak hundreds of languages with unique characters, inflection indicators, and other punctuation marks that make each language different from all others.
BEA Systems, Inc. a world leader in enterprise infrastructure, today announced that Forrester Research has identified BEA and its AquaLogic Service Bus as a leader in both segments of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) market. In its 'Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Service Bus, Q4 2005'...
Oracle Corporation today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, three series of investment grade notes for an aggregate principal amount of $5 billion. One series will mature in 2009, one series will mature in 2011 and one series will mature in 20...
In a statement today, Oracle spokesperson, Bob Wynne said, 'Given Siebel's announcement today, we look forward to a favorable Siebel stockholder meeting on January 31st and completion of the merger on the same day or very soon after.'
'We've used the Internet to find jobs since 1994, but the rules for conducting a safe and successful job search have changed,' said Susan Joyce, Webmaster of Job-Hunt.org. 'Now, identity theft over the Internet is a significant problem, and there is tough competition for every job pos...
The HP/BEA banking solution is designed to simplify application infrastructure throughout the enterprise, while extending the lifetime of IT investments. One customer, Norway's Sparebank, reported a 12-percent increase in customer satisfaction through deployment of technology from the ...
SandCherry has designed its software so that IT organizations can use a single SOA implementation for self-service applications for both Web and voice, and voice self-service includes Interactive Voice Response (IVR), the company says. SandCherry recently leveraged its technology to be...
Tenrox, the Integrated Operational Control and Compliance Software Company, today announced that the Company's modular, project governance and compliance software has been certified by SAP for its seamless integration with SAP(R) Business One. Tenrox's solution provides robust import ...
Ness Technologies Inc. , a global provider of information technology solutions and services, today announced that it has extended its distribution agreement with SAP AG for the Israeli market until 2010.
BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that its JRockit(R) JVM (Java Virtual Machine) has set another record, by netting a SPECjbb2000 benchmark result of 861,647 operations per second.
BEA Systems, Inc. a world leader in enterprise infrastructure, today announced that T-Systems has standardized on BEA WebLogic(R) to underpin Deutsche Telekom's multi-national billing and revenue collection system. Through the implementation of BEA WebLogic Server(TM) 8.1, this leadin...
Wind River Systems, Inc. will host its Southern California 2006 Regional Developer Conference on January 11, 2006. The one-day event will highlight aerospace and defense (A&D) industry trends, demonstrate the latest Wind River technology innovations in A&D and also demonstrate how to d...
As part of its continued commitment to provide customers with simple, flexible and transparent licensing models, Oracle today announced an update to its multi-core processor pricing and licensing policy. The new policies improve parity among hardware vendors and help ensure that cust...
Along with Auto Tuning WebLogic, Arcturus is taking enterprise application monitoring to the next level. Arcturus AutoPilot using its IntelliCheck technology, not only provides great visibility into J2EE applications running on WebLogic but also proactively detects and warns of conditi...
The Eclipse Foundation will make the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) 1.0 release generally available the week of Dec 19th, 2005.
BEA was as excited last week as Sun by the new T1000 and T2000 CoolThreads servers, announced with some splash in New York in an event that stressed Sun's return to focusing on price/performance, with a newly added twist of emphasizing low power consumption and correspondingly lowered ...
Quest Software, a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions, has announced the general availability of version 6.0 of Quest Spotlight on Active Directory, the latest release of its diagnostic and troubleshooting product for Active Directory that ...
At Microsoft IT Forum, Quest Software has announced version 1.0 of Vintela Systems Monitor, a powerful solution that enables Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to extend to Unix and Linux systems. The new product enables enterprises that are already using MOM 2005 for Windows operation...
Quest Software has announced at the Microsoft global product launch of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006, that its database management products are ready to support Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
BEA will offer a clipping portlet that is designed for line-of-business users who can now quickly clip and deploy existing web applications within WebLogic Portal, without any additional programming requirements or need for specialized IT staff.
Quest Software has announced that it has become a premier member of the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program and has launched extensions to the Visual Studio 2005 integrated development environment.
BEA Systems has unveiled BEA WebLogic SIP Server 2.1, the industry's first standards-based, carrier-grade, integrated J2EE and Session Initiation Protocol application server providing support for IP Multimedia Subsystem, clustering-based high availability, and industry-leading high pe...
BEA says today's move will give it an early lead in the race towards Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0 and Java EE 5 compatibility, ahead of competitors like IBM. SolarMetric, a privately-held company based in Austin, Texas, is known for its Kodo persistence engine, and supports both EJB ...
When BEA continued in September its support of 'blended' applications development - i.e., letting BEA customers work with both open-source and commercial components - by buying Eclipse-based development tools maker M7, it acquired an IDE called NitroX.
Introscope has been implemented to deliver real-time application monitoring and analysis so any degradation in application performance can be quickly identified and resolved to avoid losses of revenue and service. BA.com uses BEA's WebLogic platform to support its J2EE applications res...