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Bill Roth's Blog Last year, I took a stab at predictions as to what Sun would announce at the 11th annual JavaOne. This year, for JavaOne 2007, I'll take a stab at what Sun and some of the other major vendors will announce. It will be fairly easy to predict the major themes from the vendors. Most of them will be spouting "Web 2.0" and talking about development and production assistance for mashups, etc.  In addition to new tools, some chatter about PHP, and a talk by Gary Horen, we're flexible enough such that I am sure we'll have some last minute excitement. So, for JavaOne 2007, here are my predictions. Oracle Announcements: Project X: Oracle will talk about its Uber-secret project which is either a rebranding of Fusion,  a duplicate project to Fusion, or something different. And I am not the only one who is confused. When you hear things like: Project X "is esse... (more)

CIA Falls for Cloud Computing in a Big Way

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)

Taking the World by Storm

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)

LinuxWorld, San Francisco: More Buzz Around Beehive

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)

JavaOne 2006: Day Two - Oracle Keynote

JavaOne Day 2: Oracle Keynote: Imitation and FlatteryIt's Day Two of JavaOne and I am covering the Oracle Keynote to see how they spin their Fusion vision today. Preparations for our Keynote are going well and we're getting good visibility . The keynote started out with an obilgatory corporate video, with the tag line "Start in the Middle". John Gage came up and did his usual MC routine, pointing out that there are 56 hours left, and his usual poll of the audience. He expressed fascination with an afternoon session with concurrency and double-ended queues. Gage then exhorted folk... (more)