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 vendors Trifork and
Pramati. The panel covered a wide array of topics, from open source to Web
services to Linux.
When the subject of Linux came up, the vendors uniformly agreed that Linux
was a fast growing platform, and very important to their respective
businesses. IBM WebSphere product executiv... (more)
Slashdot, the hugely important technical news and discussion site, announced
the launch of politics.slashdot.org, a new section "dedicated to providing
alternative political news to its technically inclined audience."
Taglined "Politics for Nerds. Your Vote Matters," the new section gives
Slashdot's estimated audience of 4 million access to political news and
commentary that it might not see otherwise.
"We have a vocal, politically active audience looking for alternative views
of this election, without media 'spin'," said Rob Malda, creator and director
of Slashdot. "Slashdot its... (more)
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 Port... (more)
Blackberry recently pushed out another update of the OS for the Blackberry
Bold, and it appears that wireless upgrades are still a problem. BlackBerry
maker RIM has just posted another update for the phone, 220.127.116.117, that
appears to be a set up patches on top of the previous upgrade.
Numerous users have reported problems with the previous release, version
18.104.22.168. Problems include: Inability to connect to the upgrade site; random
reboots; and applications disappearing. Reports can be found on
Blackberry’s site, as well as on independent message boards and blogs.
The latest rel... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The most anticipated talk of the day yesterday, at the 4th International
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, was by the deputy CIO of the CIA, Jill
Singer. Her talk was entitled, "Enterprise Cloud Computing, the
Infrastructure’s Final Revenge."
She acknowledged the problem with defining Cloud Computing, and then went on
to give her paragraph-length definition of “the cloud”. Her talk focused
on the part of the Cloud behind the firewall.
“Today’s CIO must increase the flexibility of the infrastructure,” said
Singer. “Today’s CIO must manage cost to... (more)