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Faster than you can say XML, a whole cottage industry has developed to standardize the mechanics of Web services to add to them protocols for things like security and routing and workflow, and even to develop standard XML schemas for business.
Maintaining complicated legacy applications is a challenge, which is often made worse by lack of documentation, nonintuitive design, and coding practices. Unfortunately almost all software developers will find themselves with such an assignment at some point in their careers.
BEA Systems, Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Plumtree Software, Inc. Plumtree Software provides enterprise portal solutions to connect disparate work groups, IT systems and business processes. Its portfolio features the industry?s only cross-platform portal, ru...
Every aircraft can take off, fly straight, and land, but few are capable of the dazzling rolls and loops displayed at air shows. When judged on aerobatics, some airplanes are superior to others. Every BPM process language, analogously, can implement basic sequential control flow, but m...
Former Blue Titan CEO Glenn Hasen has joined Kapow Technologies as CEO, and the company has completed its headquarters relocation from Denmark to the U.S.
When WLDJ wanted someone to take a First Look at Visual MainWin for J2EE, we turned to interoperability expert Laurence Moroney - coauthor of a forthcoming book on Web services security and a senior architect in a major financial services house in New York City. In the course of assess...
BEA Systems announced that the company plans to offer blended BEA WebLogic management and deployment technologies for customers using Apache Tomcat. BEA customers will now be able to have access to blended Apache Tomcat and BEA Weblogic servers. Apache Tomcat users will be able to take...
SBAB has selected BEA to build a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). This leading Swedish mortgage provider is launching a program to automate the processes used to manage relationships with its 250,000 customers.
Java development is at a crossroads. The open standards have done lot of good for the Java platform and language, but they have brought in some problems too. Developers are often drenched in the complexities that surround Java development. Worse yet, these complexities are so overwhelm...
This article will demonstrate the value of a communication platform not just for telecoms, but also for any company developing enterprise-wide applications. BEA has entered the communication platform space in a very big way with its release of the BEA WebLogic Communication Platform (W...
Wily Technology, the leader in Enterprise Application Management, announced Wily 6, the latest generation of the most advanced solution for monitoring and improving the availability and performance of business-critical web applications.
In a move designed to illustrate its determination to stay at the forefront of the developer tools market, BEA Systems, Inc., announced the acquisition of M7, an Eclipse-based tools company based in Cupertino, Calif. The acquisition of M7 accelerates the delivery of BEA developer tools...
BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, demonstrated at BEAWorld 2005 a version of BEA WebLogic Server that incorporates the industry's first hot-swappable application technology.
BEA Chairman and CEO Alfred Chuang characterizes the company's ConnecTerra acquisition as a logical development in a market in which many customers already use the respective companies' technologies in unison to solve business problems. With the acquisition, BEA is expected to bolster ...
One of the nice features of the WebLogic Portal 8.1 release is a fairly extensive content management system. It does not, nor was it ever intended to, compete with the large content management vendors on the market today, but for many applications it works quite well. There are some pr...
BEA has announced the acquisition of ConnecTerra, a privately-held pioneer in RFID middleware technology based in Cambridge, Mass. The acquisition is designed to immediately extend the range of the BEA infrastructure portfolio to easily integrate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) a...
As Internet services have evolved and gradually become more and more distributed in nature, enterprise messaging has grown into one of the most important parts of Web application infrastructure. Applications can transfer an enormous amount of messages in a short amount of time, and the...
BEA Systems announced it plans to ship an application server capable of delivering predictable real-time application responses to enterprise applications. The new product, BEA WebLogic Real Time Edition, will be available in Q4 2005.
BEA has announced that JRockit is 'hotter than ever before,' including hotter than Sun's HotSpot. When deploying SOA on a JVM, the company says, nothing comes close to matching the reliability, scalability, manageability and simplicity of JRockit. And BEA says it has the benchmarks to ...
BEA opened its annual user conference, held this year in Santa Clara, CA, with numerous announcements about specific products, its SOA strategy, and activity by key technology and marketing partners.
RoboSuite 6.0 has the necessary functionality required to successfully deliver an application and content-rich enterprise portal, according to Kapow Technologies. The product is also the Web Integration platform for consuming and producing web services, which provides companies with th...
Kenai Systems has unveiled a new Web services security testing solution that provides visibility and control over the implementation of Web services security policies and the elimination of Web services vulnerabilities. eXamine Enterprise enables security professionals, compliance offi...
Valaran Corporation has appointed Rhonda Hocker, senior vice president and chief information officer of BEA, as Non-Executive Chairman of its board of directors. Hocker begins her non-executive chairman role after having served as a director with the company since August 2004.
StrongMail Systems has appointed as CTO industry veteran Peter Zadrozny, who has deep roots in enterprise software and is an expert on SOA, as well as being the founding editor of WLDJ. Zadrozny joins StrongMail Systems from Oracle, where he was VP and chief evangelist for Oracle's Jav...
Crystal Reports for BEA WebLogic Workshop integrates Crystal Reports' Java report processing and rendering capabilities with BEA WebLogic Workshop's JavaServer Page (JSP) development environment. It allows you to quickly and simply embed Crystal Reports within JSP applications, minimiz...
Valaran Corporation, provider of a service-oriented platform for distributing and executing business logic on or near highly distributed edge devices, today announced that it has joined the growing list of companies in BEA Systems' Partner Program.
FullTilt Solutions, a leading provider of Enterprise Product Information Management (PIM) software solutions, today announced that it has joined the growing list of companies in the BEA Systems Partner Program.
'BEA and Wily have an extensive, successful history of working together to deliver solutions that are designed to help drive and protect the performance of our customers' business,' said Larry Dino, Engineering Director at BEA Systems, Inc. 'Introscope is one of the leading application...
'The combination makes BEA the number one multi-platform portal supplier in the world,' said BEA CEO Alfred Chuang. 'As I said in our earnings call last week, the portal is becoming the point of integration in the enterprise, and the portal is being used for dashboard, company care cen...
Java and non-Java application development will be featured in separate tracks at the upcoming BEA World 2005 in Santa Clara, CA. The JRockit track will be integrated into the event's overall WebLogic sessions.
BEA CEO Alfred Chuang will be among three keynote speakers at BEA World 2005, scheduled for September 27-29 in Santa Clara, CA. The event will then embark on a world tour of sorts, with dates scheduled in October for London, Paris, Prague and Tokyo, and a Beijing event scheduled in Dec...
SoftArtisans has released version 3 of OfficeWriter featuring pure Application Objects for both Excel and Word. OfficeWriter is a complete server side Java library for reading and writing Microsoft Office documents. Libraries are simple to add to a variety of J2EE-compliant application...
In enterprise application architecture, it is naïve to assume that none of the software/hardware components will go down. In fact, most of the IT managers and architects acknowledge this. However, a well-tested and robust recovery procedure continues to take a back seat when designing ...
Services-oriented development of applications (SODA) is an important development model for enabling organizations to reorient business processes in the transition to a service-oriented architecture (SOA). This article describes one such approach.
The JBoss open source application server is commonly used in the development phase of a J2EE project. In the production phase the commercial BEA WebLogic server is preferred because of its enhanced set of features. Without modifications, an application developed in JBoss does not deplo...
Portals can serve many purposes, including the delivery of information used for IT management purposes. A team of engineers within Hewlett-Packard has developed a portal-based J2EE-application, Service Information Portal (SIP), which brings together various management products from HP ...
The value of two phase commit transactions has always been that programmers can write applications that access data spread across multiple databases and be confident that any updates that are made will be consistently reflected in all of the databases, or none, at the end of the transa...
Many are comparing notes on two well-publicized paths to achieving SOA. The bottom-up approach is currently the most common variety, where Web services are created on an 'as need' basis to fulfill mostly integration-related requirements. These services are typically application specifi...
The first house I ever bought was built in 1936. It had style, it had character, and it had really narrow hallways and tight corners. The sofa we had bought - the one that went perfectly with all the style and character - wouldn't fit in the house. Apparently folks in 1936 had smaller ...
BEA Systems, Inc. recently announced the launch of new family of products for service infrastructure, named AquaLogic. AquaLogic Service Bus (ALSB) is BEA's implementation of the Enterprise Service Bus combined with Web services management capabilities. This article is a high-level int...