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May 27, 2009 by

RIM and Google: The Perfect Storm?

A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on  BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?

December 3, 2008 by

JavaFX Q&A

To learn more about the technical aspects of today's launch of JavaFX including its support in NetBeans and Eclipse I spoke in depth with Eric Klein, VP of Java Marketing at Sun, and Octavian Tanase, Senior Director of the Java Platform Group. For a more business oriented perspective see the interview with Jonathan Schwartz.

June 5, 2008 by

50 questions asked and answered on Android

At the very end of the Google I/O 2008 conference last week the Android development team hosted a great fireside chat on the new mobile platform. The session was free-form, completely driven by questions from the audience.

March 9, 2008 by

News to know: Facebook; Vista; See-through screens; Sun patch

Notable headlines:Garett Rogers: The Google Apps Appliance would make Microsoft sweatMary Jo Foley: Microsoft tries to stop more 'Vista-capable' e-mails from going publicVista Ultimate team releases new discounts, but no new freebies (yet)Microsoft DeepZoom + PhotoZoom = Another Software+Service combinationAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: Build a Vista-compatible office PC for $305Intel to steal graphics market share from AMD and nVIDIA in 2009? It depends ...

October 19, 2007 by

Sun to swap out ME for SE on mobile devices -- high risk alert!

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?

October 11, 2007 by

Sun needs an answer to iPhone ASAP, lest Java wither on the vine

Let me make a few guesses on the Sun Java iPhone killer platform: It will be open source, but not GPL v2, nor v3, nor CDDL; nor will it come with a Microsoft compatibility (and no-sue clause) certificate. A new license is being worked up, the MDDL (Many Developers De-lovely License). It will neither make neither the open source nor the propriety developer corps happy, and may even alienate them both. Perfect.

May 16, 2006 by

JavaOne: Java SE to support Visual Basic

Graham Hamilton, VP and Fellow in the Java platform team at Sun Microsystems, talked about the future of Java SE in today's Sun general Technical session. He talks about plans for performance, monitoring, scripting, desktop features, web services, and yes, even Visual Basic.

May 3, 2006 by

On the other hand (re: Java-based client-side computing).....

If you've been following this blog for the last couple of days, then you know that I've been exploring (here and here) the possibility that now may good time to re-examine the possibility of developing some sort of standard thin (or rich) client architecture.  For all of its faults, AJAX is solving a very real problem and adding to Google Mail's usability.

May 1, 2006 by

JavaDB: An idea whose time has finally come?

Last year, at ApacheCon, according to Sun Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps, Sun senior staff engineer Francois Orsini apparently gave a demonstration of JavaDB -- Sun's version of Apache Derby.  Apache Derby is basically a full blown relational database management system (RDBMS) that's based on pure Java.

February 7, 2005 by

The future of Java

In a dialogue session in Australia last week with local developers, Java founder James Gosling addressed extensively on issues about the future of Java.

September 15, 2002 by

XP Service Pack 1 not for everyone

Windows XP's first service pack is a worthwhile download--if only for the security patches--as long as you have the bandwidth. If not, you're better off piecing together XP fixes.

September 13, 2002 by

XP Service Pack 1 not for everyone

Review Windows XP's first service pack is a worthwhile download--if only for the security patches--as long as you have the bandwidth. If not, you're better off piecing together XP fixes.


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