In this post, I will be recounting my experience with Ubuntu server 6.10,
WebLogic Workshop 9.2, and REST. Note: This in no way implies support of any
kind from me or BEA. This is just the personal experiences of someone who can
not keep his hands off the keyboard. This also gave me an opportunity to code
up some REST samples, since many customer I come in contact with ask about
That said: I had a chance to play with the new Ubuntu server over the long
weekend. I set up a server in my garage, and loaded the latest linux bits
from WebLogic Platform. (Its actually labeled Portal 9.2, but Integration
should be online shortly.) The first thing I noticed is that the installation
did not complain at all about installing onto a non-supported platform. The
second thing I noticed is that it just worked. I was able to start up a
domain and get the samples server running ... (more)
JavaOne always provides plenty of food for thought. JavaOne 2003 was no
exception. This year, Alan Williamson, our beloved editor-in-chief, organized
a "birds-of-a-feather" session for the JDJ editorial board. This is quite an
auspicious bunch, and this session provided an opportunity for us to meet
face-to-face for the first time.
The panel started out a bit slowly, and was initially lightly attended. I
suspect this was because it was scheduled early in the evening by JavaOne
standards, at 9:30 p.m. But after a few obligatory questions on JDK 1.5 and
the JCP, people began strea... (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)
BEA announced yesterday that additional companies will endorse its "Beehive"
open source effort. Beehive received support from Hewlett-Packard, Red Hat,
and from the JOnAS and Apache Geronimo application server projects.
The project, which was first announced May 19th 2004, purports to be an
"easy-to-use, open source foundation for building service-oriented
architecture (SOA) and enterprise Java-based applications," according to
BEA's Web site. In fact, it is the source code for a large portion of BEA's
application development framework for its WebLogic Workshop product.
BEA annou... (more)
The LinuxWorld San Francisco 2004 Conference & Expo opened yesterday with a
Red Hat keynote which at times seemed like a case study and at times like a
political candidate's speech.
The keynote opened with a talk by Chris Hjelm, CTO of online travel site
Orbitz. Since its public launch in 2001, Orbitz has become one of the three
largest online travel companies with access to 455 airlines, 65,000 hotel
properties, and 23 rental car companies. It also touts 20% more choice than
its competitors in terms of travel options returned.
Linux - and Java - have played an important role in O... (more)