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Sun's Lew Tucker foresees cloud apps that are entirely self-sufficient, but says they must be unified and driven by a compatible set of protocols in order to create a global cloud of clouds
At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., Sun fellow James Gosling, and Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz demo Sun’s new online store. The new Java store will distribute and sell mobile apps based on the Java programming language.
Sun engineers explain how the Nvidia APX2500 chip allows developers to write Java apps on a desktop and run them directly to mobile phones
At the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, Ken Russell and Sven Gothel of Sun Microsystems explain how the Nvidia APX2500 chip allows developers to write Java apps on a desktop and run them directly to cell phones. Users will be able to play games and navigate cities in 3D using GPS.
At JavaOne, the company unveils two new JavaFX-powered apps: Photo Flocker and Movie Cloud
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Sun Microsystems demos two new JavaFX-powered applications, Photo Flocker and Movie Cloud, at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Rich Green, the company's executive vice president of software, shows attendees Photo Flocker, an app that allows users to search for photos by tags and display the photos in a montage. He also previews Movie Cloud, a 3D organization tool displaying dozens of HD videos at one time.
The poor performance Sun has had with Java on the full PC client is now coming back to haunt them on the mobile client. If there had been a fuller Java applications community for the PC, perhaps that would have ushered in all those apps (and ISVs) to the converged classes of devices. But alas Java on the client did not storm the world. And ME is too fragmented. And bringing an SE version down to the mobile class is the answer, huh?
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In spite of a bitter battle between Novell and Sun developers, OpenOffice won’t fork – at least for now.That's the consensus among several OpenOffice developers who are locked in a bitter dispute with Sun over how the open source project is governed but who nevertheless agree that a fork would be the worst outcome for a project that has enough difficulty competing against Microsoft Office let alone Google Apps and other online services in the future.
The white noise level surrounding Google's announcement last night about their new premium offering – Google Apps Premier Edition – is bound to reach epic levels and last quite a while as everyone wraps their head around what has always seemed to me to be an inevitability on a par with the sun rising in the East and setting in th West. No one should be surprised by this announcement.
Australian software developer Prophecy International has signed a marketing agreement with Sun Microsystems, opening up a large un-tapped market for the company in the US. The joint marketing agreement concerns Prophecy's Velatte, a Java-based rapid application assembly environment, which Prophecy says enables large organisations to build Internet-enriched business solutions in weeks, instead of months.
Within days of settling its lawsuit with Sun, Microsoft rolls out 'JUMP to .Net,' aimed at porting Java apps to Microsoft's .Net framework.
New chip architecture will appear in workstations this fall, but Sun hopes to expand its use in multimedia, parallel processing and system-on-a-chip apps.
Hoping to gain an edge in the market for Internet-enabled phones, televisions and pagers, Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday bought consumer software maker Beduin Communications Corp.
Sun will answer critics who say that its JavaStation Network Computer will suffer from lack of business applications by bundling an Office-like suite for a limited period.
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