Bill Roth, Ulitzer Editor-at-Large

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In this post, I will be recounting my experience with Ubuntu server 6.10, WebLogic Workshop 9.2, and REST. Note: This in no way implies support of any kind from me or BEA. This is just the personal experiences of someone who can not keep his hands off the keyboard. This also gave me an opportunity to code up some REST samples, since many customer I come in contact with ask about it. That said: I had a chance to play with the new Ubuntu server over the long weekend. I set up a server in my garage, and loaded the latest linux bits from WebLogic Platform. (Its actually labeled Portal 9.2, but Integration should be online shortly.) The first thing I noticed is that the installation did not complain at all about installing onto a non-supported platform. The second thing I noticed is that it just worked. I was able to start up a domain and get the samples server running ... (more)

In Medias Res

JavaOne always provides plenty of food for thought. JavaOne 2003 was no exception. This year, Alan Williamson, our beloved editor-in-chief, organized a "birds-of-a-feather" session for the JDJ editorial board. This is quite an auspicious bunch, and this session provided an opportunity for us to meet face-to-face for the first time. The panel started out a bit slowly, and was initially lightly attended. I suspect this was because it was scheduled early in the evening by JavaOne standards, at 9:30 p.m. But after a few obligatory questions on JDK 1.5 and the JCP, people began strea... (more)

J2EE v1.4

This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform from an application developer's perspective. Next, this talk will cover the future of J2EE, covering key issues that need to be addressed to ensure the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere, universally tooling, and avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. This talk will review the evolution of the J2EE platform, and discuss its future, with an emphasis on crucial issues to be addressed in order to avoid the looming disaster of fragmentation. In addressing the future of J2EE, the session will cover some key issues that ... (more)

McNealy at JavaOne: "Somebody Has to Be in Charge of Java, or No One Is."

Scott McNealy, chairman, president and CEO of Sun Microsystems, kicked off the second day of the 2004 Java Conference in what was largely a reshash of Monday's keynote by Jonathan Schwartz, with a few notable exceptions. In front of an 80 foot-wide HDTV-driven screen, McNealy started out with his standard stand-up routine, railing against press and analysts, and his recent appearance in Playboy magazine about CEO pay, written by former US Labor Secretary and Brandeis University Professor Robert Reich. One constant theme of the Sun keynotes this year has been the mantra that all th... (more)

Linux in Government: A Growing Sector

On June 30th, IBM and two US Senators announced the initial deployment of a system to link local Mississippi law enforcements agencies to a single database of public safety information. The federally funded project will deliver public safety information across Mississippi to desktop and a range of mobile devices. The announcement, which included software vendor Tarantella, is additional proof of Linux's importance in the government sector. The State of Mississippi Automated System Project (ASP) will provide local officials with real-time access to public safety information includ... (more)