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This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application developer's perspective. Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere, universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the session will cover some key issues that need to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere, universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. Problems discussed will include:  Native code still required Lack of agreement on intgration tools 'Write Once, Deploy Several Different Ways' Lack of ... (more)

BEA Exec Re-states BEA's Position on Open Source

It is the day before BEA World Prague, and it seems like a good time to revisit what BEA's position on open source is. As I travel across the globe, I have been describing our position to developers, and they instinctively understand it. I wanted to write it down, in order to be able to refer to it. Our position is simple: What is best for developers and companies is what is best for BEA. Enterprise Java is hard. Open Source solutions can often make things simpler and provide an extra measure of flexibility. We love open source and still commit millions of $ of investment to it ann... (more)

Ubuntu and BEA Workshop Studio

 I work in Building 2 on the 4th floor of BEA's Corporate offices. I had moved into a new office, when I noticed a box of CDs on the filing cabinet near my office. They were CDs of Ubuntu, a Linux distribution. "Just what the world needs, another Linux distro", I thought to myself. Eight months later, I began to read more about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it out. The articles suggested it was a slick desktop experience and an easy installation process. By this time, the CDs were gone (I think I threw them out). So, I went to their site and downloaded their distro as an ISO and burn... (more)

Top 10 Drivers of the Storage Industry in 2011 - Part 1

Most predictions about the storage industry seem to be either in the weeds (”will FCOE take off - and what flavor?”) or driven by the most sensational news possible (”Cisco will buy EMC and Oracle will buy NetApp!”).   This list strives to take a balanced view that takes positions on the key drivers transforming our industry. With that in mind, here are the first 5 of the ten most important trends in storage with predictions about what will change in 2011: 1.  Capacity demands will continue to grow exponentially. It is amazing how little this one is mentione... (more)

McNealy at JavaOne: "Somebody Has to Be in Charge of Java, or No One Is."

Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems, kicked off the second day of the 2004 Java Conference in what was largely a reshash of Monday's keynote by Jonathan Schwartz, with a few notable exceptions. In front of an 80 foot-wide HDTV-driven screen, McNealy started out with his standard stand-up routine, railing against press and analysts, and his recent appearance in Playboy magazine about CEO pay, written by former US Labor Secretary and Brandeis University Professor Robert Reich. One constant theme of the Sun keynotes this year has been the mantra that all th... (more)