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One, lesser known strike against Eclipse

One, lesser known strike against Eclipse

Yesterday, as a part of our ongoing coverage of JavaOne, I opined that this year's annual Java lovefest could turn out to be the last stand for NetBeans.  As I described in that blog, NetBeans is an integrated development environment  (one that embodies the write once run anywhere religion of Java) that's currently losing in an important popularity war against its rival IDE Eclipse.

July 1, 2005 by in Oracle

Might JavaOne have been NetBeans' last stand?

Might JavaOne have been NetBeans' last stand?

If you were a member of the press and a pre-registered attendee to JavaOne, you would have, in the weeks preceding the annual Java lovefest, had the dubious honor of a flood of e-mails from the public relations folks who represent the many members of the Java ecosystem.  This is not unusual in the weeks leading up to some big event.

June 30, 2005 by in Developer

Views from the smartest people in Sun's orbit

Views from the smartest people in Sun's orbit

A JavaOne panel with some of the smartest people orbiting Sun provided some insight into where Java, porgramming models, Google and man-machine relationships are heading. Guy Steele, a Sun Fellow and a key participant in Java's creation, talked about his latest language project, Fortress, which he described as "doing for Fortran what Java did for C.

June 30, 2005 by in Oracle

Legislative solutions to security problems

Legislative solutions to security problems

One thing I learned working for government is that if you don't solve your own problems, the legislature will do it for you--and you probably won't like the results.  So it was with Sarbanes-Oxley and, perhaps, now with a data privacy and security.

June 30, 2005 by in Security

What Sun open sourced, exactly

What Sun open sourced, exactly

It's easy to get confused by all the knobs and levers that add up to Java and even more confusing when Sun announces that it's open sourcing something that's Java-related.  For years now, IBM and others have been pressuring Sun to open source Java and the idea of doing so has been the subject of significant controversy in the industry.

June 29, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Shining the light on WeatherBug

Shining the light on WeatherBug

While I was at Gnomedex in Seattle, I met with blogger and PR maven Steve Rubel (CooperKatz & Company) and his client, Chris Sloop, a founder and the CTO of WeatherBug. Steve believes that the Web is transforming the practice of his profession.

June 29, 2005 by in Networking

The future of Java, part 1

The future of Java, part 1

"I would love to tinker with the Java language, but that’s not where I feel the pain now," said Java creator James Gosling during an early morning JavaOne session. He, along with Tim Bray, John Fowler and Simon Phipps, discussed the future of Java and applications development this morning at JavaOne.

June 29, 2005 by in Open Source

Why Microsoft's spam ploy is no solution

Why Microsoft's spam ploy is no solution

Microsoft's ploy to drum up business for its spam-filtering technology will probably be successful! That said, from my experience, the number of people depending upon e-mail forwarding must be considerable -- from an e-mail volume standpoint, perhaps staggering!

June 29, 2005 by in Tech Industry

The root of Sun's strategy

The root of Sun's strategy

I was talking with John Loiacono, executive vice president of software at Sun, about the roadmap for open sourcing Sun's software and how Sun profits from the strategy. At the root of the strategy is Sun's belief that whoever has the developers, gets the applications, which begets customers, which drive revenues.

June 28, 2005 by in Oracle

Can AMD break the Intel code of silence?

Can AMD break the Intel code of silence?

By the time you read this, you will have most certainly heard that AMD is suing Intel.  According to the complaint that AMD filed with the US District Court in Delaware, AMD is accusing Intel of engaging in behavior that violates US antitrust law and is seeking both injunctive relief and an as-of-yet undetermined amount of loss-related and punitive damages.

June 28, 2005 by in Processors

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