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Weighing options when going the open source J2EE route

In my last blog entry, triggered by a correction request from a member of ObjectWeb's executive committee, I descended into the netherworld of open source Java -- a world that few people understand and even fewer know what to do about should they be considering J2EE as the basis for all or part of their software infrastructure.

June 13, 2005 by David Berlind

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ObjectWeb exec: JBOSS engaging in deception (actually, not)

In response to one of my blogs/podcasts regarding IBM's acquisition of open source J2EE provider Gluecode, ObjectWeb.org executive committee member François Letellier has not only asked for a clarification, but has taken a jab at JBOSS CEO Marc Fluery's communication style.

June 13, 2005 by David Berlind

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Another theory about Apple/Intel

Cringely offers an alternate theory for Apple getting in bed with Intel:Microsoft comes into this because Intel hates Microsoft. It hasn't always been that way, but in recent years Microsoft has abused its relationship with Intel and used AMD as a cudgel against Intel.

June 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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BEA floats along with all SOA boats

BEA just spent millions of dollars to develop and market a concept and a brand that will remake the company’s image. The concept, Think Liquid, and the brand, AquaLogic, “unifies what we do for a living…to bring customers simplicity and fluidity in enterprise computing,” said company co-founder and CEO Alfred Chuang during the rollout event in New York today.

June 9, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Passing judgement on Microsoft's media juggernaut

In response to my last post on Microsoft's rapidly growing global footprint in the digital media universe, one ZDNet reader complained that, while I was reporting on that colonization, I wasn't taking a stand or expressing a viewpoint.  Another ZDNet reader, Godot,  took such sides, accusing Microsoft of unfairly wielding its operating system monopoly in an effort to dominate yet another market.

June 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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BEA reinvents itself as the 'Switzerland' of SOA

For many years, the phrase "Java application server" was synonymous with BEA’s Weblogic Java 2 Enteprise Edition-based offering.  The company established a significant first-mover advantage in the J2EE space and BEA was one of the darlings of Wall Street.

June 9, 2005 by David Berlind

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