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Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., announced on Tuesday the release of its next generation Mobile Commerce platform, making it the most complete mobile commerce offering on the market for mobile banking, mobile payments and mobile money services for both developed and emerging m...
Appian, a provider of enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, has announced that Q1 2010 performance extended the strong growth the company experienced throughout 2009. The departure of two significant independent competitors through acquisition by platfo...
SOA Software, a SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, today announced Policy Manager 6.0 with advanced Policy and security Federation for SOA and Cloud Services. SOA provides the foundation for a successful transition to an Enterprise Cloud Operating Model. Providing the right le...
Intalio, the Enterprise Cloud Company, today announced the immediate availability of Jetty 7, the leading lightweight open source Java application server. The new release includes features and capabilities that extend Jetty's reach into mission-critical environments, as well as support...
Red Hat has delivered on its JBoss Open Choice strategy and announced availability of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0. This core middleware product represents next generation Java application platforms and will be integral to Red Hat's cloud foundation. JBoss Enterprise Appli...
The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) Alliance is working to realize the vision of a 'universal middleware' that will address issues such as application packaging, versioning, deployment, publication, and discovery. In this article we'll examine the need for the kind of container...
dynaTrace software has announced the release of dynaTrace 3. As companies continue to develop and deploy more sophisticated enterprise SOA, Java and .Net applications across the globe, the requirements for APM solutions have significantly expanded. dynaTrace 3 is designed to meet the n...
I would like to introduce the m2e project, a project that combines the power of Maven with the usability of Eclipse. In this article, I’m going to talk about our plans for the m2e project: where it is today, and where we intend to take the project. M2e is more than just a Maven plugin ...
Recursion Software announced the release of Voyager 7.1, a pervasive software platform that now enables Smartphones and other small devices to access OSGi services remotely. OSGi-based architecture is predominantly used in embedded environments, yet the mobile and embedded software lan...
The year that's just ended was a terrific one for the proliferation of new technologies and frameworks. I have been hearing a lot about the following technologies in the year 2008: mashups, cloud computing, domain modeling, Eclipse - especially Equinox, Single Sourcing, and EclipseLink...
Service integration is crucial to the success of any SOA solutions. Traditional service integration often involve using non-standard and proprietary technologies, resulting in solutions that are expensive to develop, difficult to manage, and stubborn to adapt to the business evolvement...
A couple of months ago in this column I discussed the ways in which many Expert Groups conduct their business in an open and transparent manner. After that informal review, the JCP's Program Management Office (PMO) conducted a more formal survey, asking Spec Leads what they were doing ...
Sun Microsystems has announced the immediate availability and support of the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server version 3 Prelude, a lightweight Web application server that is based on a modular OSGi architecture. Sun is also providing a preview of features that will be available in the u...
SpringSource is an executive member of JCP. Rod Johnson, its representative, is planning to bring a healthy dose of paranoia and openness to the body that guides the future of Java.
Apache Tuscany, a new Top-Level Project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced the release of version 1.3.2 of its Service Component Architecture (SCA) for Java. Apache Tuscany provides a robust, highly extensible infrastructure for building, deploying, running and managing...
Eurotech Inc., a provider of application-ready embedded computer systems, launches the Eurotech Software Framework (ESF) middleware solution, based on service oriented architecture and implemented using IBM Equinox. ESF brings a low cost modular approach to application development by u...
The goal of distributed OSGi is to extend the OSGi framework for distributed computing capabilities by configuring an existing distributed computing software system (such as Web services, CORBA, or Eclipse ECF) behind an OSGi service. The demo showed a Web services solution using Apach...
One of the biggest debates in the software industry is about getting the level of abstraction right. By this I mean a level of interaction with computers higher than binary code or machine language - in other words, anything that presents humans with a more natural or intuitive abstrac...
"We continue to struggle a bit with what developers think “Eclipse” means. They have heard of it, but they believe that we are entirely focused on Java tools when in fact we are doing so much more," says Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, in this exclusive ...
There are many forces that influence technological evolution. After a decade of building enterprise applications on the web, today's enterprise application platform is slowly evolving to the next generation application platform. What exactly are the components of this next superplatfor...
Even though 'Service' comes first in SCA (Service Component Architecture), SCA is a distributed component model. It's about designing components (and composites) rather than designing services. It doesn't feel like it was designed to build a SOA. It feels like its main goal was to defi...
Back in the 90s I was on a big project to standardize enterprise software. We wrote a few papers about it, and a chapter in a book. We often used the 'Henry Ford' analogy, which relates to the impact standards for interchangeable parts had on hard goods manufacturing. The Henry Ford an...
My first technical session was about Java SE presented by Danny Coward from Sun. It was about the current situation of Java SE 6 and the roadmap to Java SE 7. The talk started with a few encouraging stats. For example, Java's performance increased 220% between Java SE 5.0_04 and Java S...
TIBCO announced it is demonstrating how the combination of SCA and the TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid provides a highly scalable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) combination for enterprise developers looking to reap the benefits of both models. Using SCA helps in part by laying a c...
'Organizations now have a choice that reduces the complexity associated with legacy Java EE servers,' said SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson yesterday as his company attempted to redefine the application server market by releasing the SpringSource Application Platform, an enterprise Java ap...
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of 'Unified Communications' or the year when CMS comes to stand for 'Community Management System' - or even 'Collaboration Management System'? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat t...
The Eclipse Foundation announced a new initiative to develop and promote open source runtime technology based on Equinox, a lightweight OSGi compliant runtime. While Eclipse is well known for its widely used development tools, this initiative establishes a community of Eclipse open sou...
The Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors has approved and created a new top-level project called the Eclipse Runtime project (Eclipse RT). The mission of this new top-level project is to foster, promote and house runtime efforts in the Eclipse community. The Project Management Committ...
IONA Technologies CTO Eric Newcomer, in SYS-CON's annual round-up of technology predictions earlier this year, had this to say: 'In the Java market fragmentation will increase rather than lessen. The recent split between JBI and SCA, and the disagreements over Java EE 6 and OSGi will e...
BEA Systems announced the delivery of BEA Virtualization 2.0 -- the completion of BEA's Java application virtualization offering. BEA Virtualization 2.0 includes WebLogic Server Virtual Edition (WLS VE) and is designed to allow enterprise Java applications to run as self-contained soft...
Eclipse is trying to develop an open source Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework based on technology contributed by Deutsche Post World Net. Nicknamed Swordfish, the Eclipse project is meant to result in widgetry used in developing and deploying a wide swath of software from e...
2007 was the undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of 'Unified Communications' or the year when CMS comes to stand for 'Community Management System' - or even 'Collaboration Management System'? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat...
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of 'Unified Communications' or the year when CMS comes to stand for 'Community Management System' - or even 'Collaboration Management System'? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat t...
Many articles have already been written about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Service Component Architecture (SCA), for example, see references [1] and [2]. In this article we'll focus on a freely available, open source implementation of the Service Component Architecture that ...
Migration of software systems to the OSGi platform is gaining momentum with wide acceptance of the OSGi technology as the dynamic module system for Java. This transition is of special interest when it comes to popular Java application frameworks, which attract a growing number of Java ...
The Eclipse Foundation today announced the availability of Eclipse Rich AJAX Platform (RAP) 1.0, a freely downloadable AJAX server for creating and deploying Rich Internet Applications. RAP 1.0 is the first AJAX platform that allows developers to create RIAS using the Eclipse component...
As developers, we're familiar with the endless pains that result from maintaining overly complex systems. Some complexity is accidental, so we continually strive to remove its overhead from our application. The latest crop of frameworks and dynamic languages has demonstrated just how f...
'Lotus Expeditor is a flexible client infrastructure for composite applications that brings together a wide range of application types, from .NET, Eclipse and Java to Web 2.0,' said Larry Bowden, vice president of portals and interaction services, as IBM announced Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1...
Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, has been kind enough to answer some questions for Java Developer's Journal. Rather than rattle off the usual ones about the name, about why Swing wasn't used, or how much influence IBM still has, Mike has fielded questions...
Db4objects, the open source object database, has tied up with Prosyst, which reportedly owns 50% of the commercial OSGi market, meaning db4objects gets a crack at a swat of automotive, mobile carrier, house alarm and such like implementations. Db4object gives widgets persistence, which...