The 2004 JavaOne conference opened today with the standard formula of
industry keynotes. Documentary film maker and local TV personality Jonathan
Karsh opened the show as the emcee. The 8th annual Java developer show began
in front of a backdrop of scrolling Java (which had code for catching
exceptions), Sun president & COO Jonathan I. Schwartz., started out by
delivering the standard Sun executive speech touting the explosion of Java on
handsets, servers, and developers writing Java.
From Sun's perspective, the exciting news of the day seemed to be a new
desktop window manager, a VB-like development tool, Java on a BMW and new
version number scheme for the Java platform.
Like former Sun executives Alan Baratz, George Paolini, and Richard Green in
years past, Sun's president and COO recited the usual Sun bromides of
"Everything and Everyone Connected to the Network,... (more)
This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application
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 ... (more)
Linux is taking the world of Java application servers by storm. Recently, Sun
Microsystems hosted an event to tout the adoption of the latest version of
the enterprise Java platform, known as Java 2 platform, Enterprise Edition,
or simply J2EE 1.4. At this event, many of the application server vendors
were present. Nearly all of them said Linux is making huge gains as the
platform of choice for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications.
The event featured a panel with well-known application server vendors IBM,
BEA, Oracle, JBoss, and Sun. It also included smaller vendo... (more)
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
BEA was named the application server market leader in a recent IDC report
entitled "Worldwide and North American Application Server Software Platform
2003." BEA was named the leader in application servers on Linux in terms of
license revenue and maintenance fees for the third year running.
The report paints a picture of the Linux application server market in the
throes of hyper-growth. BEA's license revenue grew 166% year over year. IBM
and Oracle saw 148% and 122% growth in their Linux-based application server
Dave Cotter, Director of Developer Marketing a... (more)