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Comment: The Future of Java

On 27th January, the IT world sat down and watched Oracle’s five hour long webcast, hoping for the answers to questions we’d been debating for nine months. How would Oracle manage the obvious overlap in their own portfolio, and that of the newly-acquired Sun Microsystems? How would they propose to handle two popular Java Virtual Machines – Hotspot and JRockit? And what of their two application servers – GlassFish and WebLogic? In this article, Java EE expert Dirk Weil gives an in-depth analysis of Oracle’s statements and whether, in his opinion, Oracle was able to lay some of our questions to rest……..

The OSGi Alliance wants ‘the community to try out implementations of its specifications’

With two new OSGi projects currently underway – the proposed Apache Aries and the recently approved Eclipse Gemini – this is a busy time for OSGi. With that in mind, JAXenter caught up with architect for Java persistence strategies at Oracle Mike Keith, who is due to talk about Aries, Gemini, the OSGi JPA standard, and Java EE vs. OSGi, at JAX London…….

Comment: Oracle On The Road To “Write Once, Run Anywhere?”

Vice President of Development at Oracle, resurrected the old Java paradigm of “Write Once, Run Anywhere” during the Silicon Valley giant’s 27th January webcast, where Oracle unveiled their plans for Java ME and Java SE. Oracle proposed the unification of the SE and ME APIs, which would make it possible to write applications once, and then run them on a variety of devices – from mobile phones, to flat-screen TVs, to desktop computers.