Already the hacker's tool of choice, BlackHole exploitation rates have soared from a success rate of one in 10 to just one in four, due to the inclusion of a recent Java zero day.
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"Tech City", based in East London, and the UK's equivalent to Silicon Valley, has been hailed a success by the prime minister, David Cameron.
Not many good stories come out of the Philippines nowadays, so there's always a reason to celebrate when a piece of positive news comes up once in a while.One such story is the remarkable success of a project called JEDI (Java Education Development Initiative), which was first hatched and implemented in the Philippines but is now copied all over the world.
I spent the day at a conference sponsored by our SIS developer. The food was excellent, which is always a solid barometer for conference success and I learned that I've forgotten too much java (X2's Aspen SIS largely uses java to interact with the relational database that sits on its back end) and really need to get back into programming this summer.
For our Super Techies series I interviewed Kim Polese, the CEO of SpikeSource, about her career in Silicon Valley. Kim discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, which integrates, distributes and supports open source solutions.
In a Super Techies interview, Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about her career in Silicon Valley. Polese discusses her early work at Sun Microsystems as the original Java product manager, her success at systems management company Marimba, and her current role overseeing SpikeSource, a provider of open-source business applications.
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? >
In response to David Berlind's "Sun bets its future on Java," reader ) Don Babcock writes: "Sun could turn Java and Linux into the next Windows but they'll need to take a lesson from the VB playbook."
LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - A host of new online venturesattempting to bring the shadowy world of physical oil tradingonto the Internet are racing ahead to establish a leading rolein the yet undominated market, industry executives say. Despite the lack of conspicuous success in the first wave ofventures into the traditionally telephone-based market -- andthe failure of one of the biggest Internet energy markets,EnronOnline -- new companies are forging ahead with high hopes.
Over its ten-year existence, Sun Labs has had to battle to prove its bright ideas were worth spending hard cash to develop. But the success of research products such as Java software and UltraSparc chips is swaying the naysayers.
Mediasurface, a new Web publishing system from the UK is expected to make a splash at Seybold this week, throwing down a challenge to industrial strength Web site publishing systems such as Vignette. Produced by a London-based company, also called Mediasurface, the system is under evaluation by high-profile European Web publishers, including Reuters, Oxford University Press and CNN.
Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools for Java were the main feature of the WebDev.SoftDev97 event this morning.
The battle between the Java-based Network Computer (NC) and the Wintel Net PC is hotting up again, with a major launch for the latter this week at summer's annual computing fest in New York, PC Expo. However, the key proponents of the Net PC are offering different reasons for its likely success, leaving buyers less than clear on its positioning.
Halfway through Microsoft's Java DevCon in London this week, PCDN spoke to Mike Pryke-Smith, Internet and tools product manager, about the firm's Visual J++ development toolkit and how Big Green sees Java fitting in to the IT landscape.
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