Sun Microsystems and open-source software maker JBoss Group have resolved a long-standing dispute over a key Java standard.
Sun Microsystems will release a free version of its Java application server next week, a move designed to encourage more developers to build programs on the software foundation.
The same protocols that make secure e-commerce over traditional wired networks possible can also help make wireless transactions safe. This article demonstrate secure messaging between J2ME clients and server-side Java applications using the Kerberos protocol.
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2_02, containing many bug fixes on all the supported platforms, is released. Check out the release notes and download.
The Preferences API -- a lightweight, cross-platform persistence API introduced in JDK 1.4 -- is designed to store small amounts of data (string, simple byte arrays, and so on.) and was not intended to be an interface to a traditional database. It can, however, be effective as a storage device if your data can be expressed as simple objects. This article offers an introduction to the API, explains how objects are stored, demonstrates the process in action, and provides a code library to do the work.
Java is designed for secure development and deployment. It is often said that security is incorporated in Java from the ground up and not added as an afterthought. This article is excerpted from the newly published book "J2EE Security for Servlets, EJB's, and Web Services".
This article delves into the many uses of JSP implicit objects. Follow along as it introduces the nine implicit objects, explains the purpose (and multiple purposes) of each one, and closes with a list of best practices for using these handy little workers in your JSP programming efforts. Additionally, Eclipse project released Eclipse 3.0 M4 recently.
Kaffe 1.1.2 has been released. The announcement mentions many bugfixes, improved support for NIO, JSSE, RMI, JVMPI and further merges with GNU Classpath. Furthermore, kaffe 1.1.2 can run Java applications like tomcat4, eXist , and javax.sound applications like JavaLayer and JOrbis.
IBM and open-source Java software company JBoss Group are in discussions to spearhead a Java standardization effort aimed at cooling off the growing popularity of Microsoft's C# language. On other Java-related news, BeOS might see a full implementation of Java soon.
Sun has awarded a scholarship worth several hundred thousand dollars to the ObjectWeb Consortium, a nonprofit organization based in France, so it can begin certification testing on its JOnAS (Java Open Application Server) J2EE implementation.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Microsoft's fiercest foes--Java software providers--are showing growing admiration for their powerful rival, says News.com. eWEEK also has an article on Sun's new announcements, and here is our own report on Sun's Linux distribution: Java Desktop System.
The computing giant releases an early version of source code for version 1.4 of the Java flavor, with support for a new WS-I Web services standard.
This is the third milestone release towards Eclipse 3.0. Check out the new and noteworthy improvements this version brings. The group in charge of the open-source Eclipse project approved a three month long restructuring process this week that should reduce IBM's dominant role in the effort and make the project more attractive to Java vendors such as Sun Microsystems and BEA Systems. Also, they are thinking of changing the name of the project.
MacMinute reports that Apple today released Java 1.4.1 Update 1, a new version of its Java implementation for Mac OS X. The update adds the following enhancements: improved Java applet support for Safari and other Web browsers that support the Java Internet Plug-In; improved drawing correctness and performance; changes to Java 1.3.1 that provide support for Oracle11i client applications on Mac OS X; and improved stability, memory usage, and correctness. The update is available via the Mac OS X Software Update preference pane.
"If Sun does not get its act together and light a fire under the JCP, it might find itself losing the tiny battles that make up its war with .NET. Letting Java stagnate will open doors for .NET that Java might never again be able to enter." Read the editorial at NewsFactor by Vincent Ryan.
The Java platform has traditionally prided itself on its platform independence. While that independence has many benefits, it makes the process of writing Java applications that interact with hardware quite tricky. In this article, a research scientist examines two projects that are making the process easier by providing APIs through which Java applications can make use of USB devices. While both projects are still in embryo form, both show promise and are already serving as the foundations of some real-world applications.
This is mainly a bugfix release, but contains a very important new piece: Java Update feature is installed when the J2RE is installed, and it can automatically update your computer with the latest J2RE release. It also contains new java logo. Read the release notes and download.
Sun announced yesterday that a native Java version for the AMD 64 bit processor will be available on Linux and Windows platforms, allowing companies to migrate their current Java applications from a 32-bit to 64-bit computing platform.
JNode is a java-based OS. Learn more about it and check out shots, here.
Sun Microsystems Inc. and SuSE Linux A.G. have entered into a global alliance that calls for Sun to preinstall SuSE Linux's Enterprise Server 8 on its commodity x86 hardware systems, while SuSE becomes a Java 2 Standard Edition source licensee and will distribute Sun's Java Virtual Machine with all its Linux products, the two companies announced Thursday.