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TeeChart for Java

TeeChart for Java is an extensive Charting component library for Java developers. Based on more than a decade's experience working...

December 3, 2014 by Steema Software

Oracle, IBM unite for OpenJDK

Oracle and IBM have unveiled a new collaboration that will allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) reference implementation.

October 12, 2010 by

Ellison applies the 'Art of War' in Sun deal

ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the Oracle CEO's gamesmanship in buying Sun Microsystems and how he outplayed IBM. They also share their views on the future of Java and what Oracle plans to do with Sun's troubled hardware business.

April 23, 2009 by

WMQTool

WMQTool is a multipurpose graphical shareable tool used to administrate Websphere MQ (earlier MQSeries) software from IBM Corp. It...

April 15, 2013 by Atul Andharia

Ellison applies the 'Art of War' in Sun deal

ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the Oracle CEO's gamesmanship in buying Sun Microsystems and how he outplayed IBM. They also share their views on the future of Java and what Oracle plans to do with Sun's troubled hardware business.

April 23, 2009 by

Sun and IBM Breaking Up: Who Wins?

The news today about IBM and Sun possibly going separate ways leaves a door open for others to dodge what could have been a pretty blockbuster combination.  I remember back in late 90's how cool Java was and what it meant for Sun.

April 6, 2009 by

OOJNI Add-in for VS2005-2008

Object-Oriented JNI Add-In is a tool developed for MS Visual Studios 2005, 2008. It generates C# or VB# code (OOJNI classes) for java...

June 7, 2009 by Javain

What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

Critics complain IBM has been carrying more of the load on open source for a long time than Sun has. Java developers do not seem upset. My guess is that IBM's own open source advocacy could grow louder with Sun's Silicon Valley presence to justify.

March 18, 2009 by

More hints that IT systems analysis and on-demand models are coming together

On another IT analysis front, LogLogic announced today that longtime IT infrastructure thought leader Pat Sueltz has joined as CEO. Pat has been marching upward in title (while perhaps sliding a bit in employer size) over the past seven years. You may recall Pat as the gal who managed the Java relationship for IBM, back when Sun Microsystems and IBM saw eye to eye, at least on a common foe: Microsoft.

December 3, 2007 by

Lotus Notes/Domino 8, Beta 2

In version 8 of IBM/Lotus's upcoming collaboration suite, the client (Notes) moves to a new Java framework while the server (Domino) gets a number of overdue enhancements.

April 20, 2007 by

The henhouse welcomes the fox?

I was just perusing through Simon Phipps (Sun's Chief Open Source Officer) blog, by way of Bob Sutor's (IBM open source/standards grand pooh-bah) blog which alerted me to Danese Cooper's (Intel, formerly of Sun) blog which empties Sun's dirty laundry basket on the open sourcing of Java (Bridges? What bridges?

May 19, 2006 by

Running .NET apps at the speed of accelerated Java

When most people talk about the integration of .NET and Java, the first thought that comes to mind is the XML-based services oriented architecture that Microsoft and IBM first had in mind when they formed the Web services Interoperability Organization (the WS-I).

May 5, 2006 by

lekkimworld: Is the lack of Java skills in the Notes/Domino developer community the Achilles´ heel of IBM?

Mikkel Heisterberg totally gets it in termsof where Notes is going and some of the opportunities, and challenges,of Notes in the "Hannover" release (emphasis mine):Thoughsupported it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to build the kindsof composite, networked applications that will be possible with Hannoverusing LotusScript. You'll need Java for these kinds of applications. Thisbrings us back to IBM since this fact will be a real Achilles' heal [sic]when it comes to the adoption and getting the real benefit from the newHannover client. The success of the Hannover client and the applicationspossible will rest on getting the customers to use and new features andbegin to develop composite applications. I don'tknow if Mikkel has my phone tapped, but this is exactly the message I'vebeen delivering to colleagues over the last couple of weeks.  It iscritical that Notes"Hannover" demonstratebest-in-class usability and all the other great things coming, but themain driver for upgrades will be the new value in  "Hannover"-- the fact that for the first time, Notes is more than just a client forDomino. This is a complex thought.  The attention paid to "Hannover"since its announcement last May has been primarily around the major refreshof the user interface.  This gets everybody's attention , eye candyalways does.  But "improved user interface", no matter howamazing the new UI is (and from everything I've seen so far, it totallyrocks), won't necessarily be enough for the CFO to approve an IT projectto upgrade Notes.  Other new things, like activitesand compositeapplications -- now it getsinteresting.   If you remember back a few years to when Lotus first announced "collaborationfor J2EE", one of the driving factors for starting to build what isnow known as Workplace Collaboration Services/Workplace Designer/WorkplaceManaged Client was the coming market shift to Java/J2EE as a mainstreamapplication development language.  I disagree with Mikkel that IBMhasn't been promoting Java to Lotus developers -- look at Lotusphere agendasfor three years running now, and it's clear from jumpstarts to the breakoutsand BoFs that IBM has.  But maybe still not enough.  Becausemany many organizations report now that they are building all new applicationsin J2EE (or in .NET or both), and are less-inclined to build new apps inanything else -- no matter how easy it is to get a Notes application upand running. "Hannover" represents an opportunity to unify two applicationdevelopment worlds -- Notes developers building Notes apps and Java developersbuilding Java apps.The community at large needs to skill-upand get to grips with Java. Now is a good a time as any to get started- rather sooner than later. The reward will be apparent once Hannover isreleased. Composite applications represent a transformation-- Notes does more than just Domino applications.  Understanding thisnow will prepare for "Hannover", and how to better leverage yourNotes investment in the future. Link:lekkimworld: Is the lack of Java skills in the Notes/Domino developer communitythe Achilles' heel of IBM? >

March 27, 2006 by

Lotusphere Sunday buzz on the blogs

Several bloggers have been catching theBusiness Development Day sessions and Jumpstarts.  Some of the BDDay stuff is under NDA until tomorrow, but there are still a number ofcool observations. The LotusUserGroup.org"Live from Lotusphere 2006"blog is up and running, and has its first guestpodcast with Warren Elsmore. They'll have a dozen or more podcasts this week, including me onThursday giving a Lotusphere wrap-up.... Other voices: ChrisMiller:Basicallypeople are excited more than last year.  The crowds are strong andenergetic, even though it is the first day.  People are talking aboutadvanced things at lunch letting you know they are using the technologyMatthewWhite:Iwas in time to get over to the Business Development Day general sessionwhich was pretty interesting. Lots of teasers about the opening session proper tomorrow morning so it will definitely be worth the earlystart if even half of the rumours I've heard turn out to be true.RichardSchwartz:here'smy short list of things that I think will be the major focus of my interestthis year: * Hannover (Notes 7.5) * Activity Explorer * Anything from IBM research and product groups that incorporates RSS,blog, wiki, or social networking. Keith Strickland,commenting on Duffbertand Julian's jumpstart:Greatpresentation. The java session I attended in 2003 was way over my headso I never pursued it. This session gave me the confidence to at leastgive it a try now.Heading poolside shortly for the welcomereception.  I'm in a cream-colored polo shirt and jeans...how distinctive,I know... but please say hello!  Expect that I'll be in Kimono's postparty.  That's been the usual deal the last few years.

January 24, 2006 by

Best journalist question of the day

I've been hiding in meeting rooms muchof yesterday and today, talking with the press about this week's announcementsand the state of the market.  Yesterday afternoon, I met with threeJapanese journalists for what was one of the best interviews I've donein a long time.These guys were prepared!  Theyhad excellent questions which reflected the Japanese cultural tendencyto think long-term and in multiple directions.  I don't speak Japanese,but I know a few of the key phrases and intonations of the language.  Combinethat with the "Engrish" (romanji character) pronunciation ofmany of the technical words, and I was able to understand most of the questionseven before they had been translated.  The eye contact was intense,the laughter reflected in the creases in the corner of the eye, and itall worked despite my constant reminder to myself to say "hai"at appropriate points and never to use the word "no".So what was the question worth blogging? It was, essentially -- four years ago, you announced a J2EE-basedcollaboration strategy.  It was a two-lane highway.  Today wehear a lot of news about ongoing investment and enhancement in the coreNotes/Domino technologies, and no two-lane highway.  What has changedand why?I love this question (and I told theJapanese that I do).  The question is asked at user groups, by journalists,by CIOs.  It requires a philosophical answer, but is one that I getasked enough that I've honed the philosophy.When Al Zollar stood on that stage fouryears ago and announced collaboration for J2EE, a number of things drovethe decision.  The primary two still make perfect sense today.  1) Software is becoming componentized.  You can see it in the way IBM and others build solutions today.The new Sametime uses an Eclipse framework, a Codec from someone else,etc.  Making components to provide collaborative capabilities is agood idea.  2) J2EE, or alternatively .NET, havebecome the primary languages for application developers.  The forecastin 2002 was that by 2005, 80% of all new apps would be written in one orthe other.  I don't think it happened that way -- for a variety ofreasons, I think the number is lower.  But it is still a fact thata new computer science graduate from unversity is more likely to be focusedon Java or .NET than anything else.  And convincing them learn todevelop in Domino Designer is a challenge, because it's "proprietary"to one (albeit incredibly popular) platform.So we had to start getting behind oneof these development platforms, and as IBM, it makes sense that we choseJava.  The Workplace Collaboration Services, and many of the Workplace-brandedproducts, reflect this.  But a funny thing happened on the way toJ2EE-based collaboration -- market adoption of Notes/Domino continued,and more importantly, existing customers grew their Domino investmentsthrough larger user populations and increasing numbers of applications.The problem with the "two-lanehighway" was that there was an implication you would eventually haveto move to the other lane, and it would take some superhuman feat to doso.  There's no ROI in migration, and IBM -- unlike our primary competitor-- just don't believe in it.  So instead of following separate andparallel development paths, we started finding ways to integrate the new,Java-based, componentized technologies with the existing Notes/Domino products.This results in several things you saw/heardyesterday -- at the client side, Notes integrates with the Workplace ManagedClient as a plug-in.  The next version of Domino will integrate portaltechnologies into the server.  They are still Notes and Domino-- running every Notes application that you do today, with no architecturalchanges required.  But now we integrate the Activities model intoNotes; we integrate the components into Notes (Sametime 7.5 will providethe IM plug-in for Notes "Hannover").  It becomes the bestof all worlds -- continuing investment and innovation for the productsin use by 61,000 customers today, while adopting for the "nextgen"of Java-based programming.  Tools like IBM Workplace Designer helpbridge the two, by providing a Java-based development tool that works likeDomino Designer.  In a future version, it will even build rich clientapplications.I have been at Lotus through this entiretransition and journey.  And when I see what the development teamhas done to leverage our strengths and heritage, combined with toolingfor the future, it makes me incredibly proud to be a part of all of this. We're doing what's right for customers, not just what's convenientfor us (whehter that be a 64-bit migration or an obsolesence of existingproduct APIs).  It takes more work, but the best and the brightestare making it happen.  And the best part is, it has made Notes evenmore powerful, and more useful, for the next sixteen years of its lifecycle.

January 24, 2006 by

Network World: New Lotus boss sailing tricky seas

Saw Network World's John Fontana just outsidethe Lotus office in Cambridge last week...knew that something good wascoming up.  And here it is...IBM/Lotus chief MichaelRhodin this week will quietly finish his first 100 days at the helm, butit is the coming months that will tell if he is the one who can align Notes/Dominowith IBM's Java-based collaboration strategy and validate customers' continuedinvestment in the Lotus platform.   The first order of business willbe to reveal that new versions of Notes/Domino will extend past Version8, which could ship by the end of 2006. Some discussionabout the entire Workplace portfolio...Notes and Dominois not going away, which is good because we have a huge investment in that,"says Sinstead, who also has deployed to 150 users the Workplace ManagedClient, a server-managed collaboration environment that works online andoffline. While the managed client has yet tomatch the rich feature set of Notes, it lets him extend collaboration toolsto retailers, who don't have IT departments, desktop support or broadbandconnections. The Workplace Managed Client itself isn'tintended to "match" the rich feature set of Notes.  Notesis built in 7.0 to be a plug-in in the WMC environment; in future versions,more and more Notes innovations will be available using the same Eclipse-basedframework.  Notes is still Notes, and WMC doesn't replace it or offeran alternative -- since Notes also runs within WMC.Link: NetworkWorld: New Lotus boss sailing tricky seas>

November 15, 2005 by

BEA retrenching with new app server and 'blended' business model

By the time marriage of the word "Java" to the phrase "application server" became in-vogue -- giving rise to the acronym J2EE (now being deprecated in favor of Java EE or Java Enterprise Edition) -- BEA was practically a household name in enterprise IT, having seized the early lead in the Java-based app server market.  But since the late 1990s, BEA's dominance of the J2EE market has been undermined by commercial and open source competitors such as IBM and JBOSS, respectively.

August 8, 2005 by

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