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
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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
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?
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.
At its JavaOne conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on May 8, Sun is promising a major technology unveiling, code-named "Project Indiana." It sounds like at least part of Sun's announcement could involve a deal with Adobe, via which Sun will be distributing the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as part of Adobe Flash.
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.
Given that Sun is the number one OEM of RHEL, you'd think this JVM-in-a-RHEL box would be just good old fashioned customer service on Red Hat's part!
Kudos to Peter Yared at ActiveGrid for banging on Sun Microsystems on open sourcing Java, or at least the JVM. And thanks to Dan Farber for amplifying the call.
In an early sign of teamwork between the software giant and Sun, Microsoft will extend support for its JVM to 2007. But distribution has been halted, along with all enhancements and bug fixes.
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.
Now that Microsoft has announced plans to remove the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) from the next version of its Windows operating system and Internet Explorer, the debate has started about whether this is a terrible blow to Sun or a chance to use a different channel to distribute JVM. Will users download the plug-in needed to run Java-based programs, or will Sun succeed in getting manufacturers to include the latest version of its software with their machines?
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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