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Download: NetBeans 4.0 IDE Beta from Sun

Last week, Sun released the NetBeans IDE 4.0 Beta, which sports a number of key upgrades, including: support for Tiger (J2SE 5.0), a rewritten Ant-based project system, and Java refactoring. Get more details, and access to the free download for Windows, Linux, Solaris and MacOS X.

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BEA Hands Workshop App Framework to Apache

BEA is open-sourcing the development framework, or runtime, of WebLogic Workshop, BEA's J2EE development tool that looks to combine application development, integration and web services tasks in a single IDE. BEA execs say that they want to speed J2EE skills development industry-wide, but admit that a too-slow JSR standardization process, and an effort to seed the market with more Weblogic-savvy devs were also part of their thinking.

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BEA: J2EE Career Devs Need To Look Past APIs

BEA's exes say its "Liquid Computing" view of SOA should signal the end of an era for J2EE developers. The time has passed where knowing Java APIs will be marketable, BEA execs told IDN. See BEA's 'Do's and Don't" for J2EE devs, and why they need to focus on life outside-the-container, including business rules, schemas and even integration and sharing with NET and Open Source.

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Does EJB 3.0 Put J2EE Thinking on Its Head?

Developers got their first view into the future of Java development during last week's TheServerSide Java Symposium, and what's in store may put some Java thinking on its head -- literally. See why EJB Expert Group members say today's "view of the [J2EE] container will disappear," as the bean takes on more significance -- and self-directed smarts. See what the pursuit of EJB simplicity might mean to your career, and what other devs are saying.

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Apache Releases First Geronimo Codeset

Developers can now get their first glimpse at real code for Geronimo, ASF's Open Source J2EE project. Source and binaries are available for a free download. See why Geronimo's code release signals that another J2EE Open Source option is closer than many thought.

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Gosling: Unified Java Tool APIs May Take a Year

James Gosling, the renowned creator of Java, now has a new job at Sun: CTO of the Sun Developer Platform. In that role, he gave his first formal briefing to reporters, noting that the push by the Java Tools Committee to create a unified set of APIs for Java tools vendors could take a year or more. He also revealed that Sun will base its future product line on its Open Source NetBeans platform, and was hopeful that the rift between NetBeans and Eclipse could be mended as talks continue between Sun and IBM.

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Can an Apache XMLBeans Help Speed Java Devs on XML?

Concerned that Microsoft is way ahead of Java in supporting XML, BEA has handed over its internally-developed XMLBeans technologies to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to make it available as Open Source to devs. BEA VP Byron Sebastian told us why BEA is concerned about availability of XML support for Java devs, and how an Apache-run XMLBeans may help.

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Sun Nixes NetBeans/Eclipse Marriage

Java devs hoping for a single, unified Open Source toolkit for working with web services got bad news this week, as execs from Sun's NetBeans and couldn't reach agreement on how to marry their technologies. One Sun exec said the Sun/Eclipse marriage didn't take place because the parties weren't able to set "common ground [for] mutual development."

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XMLSPY Deepens Ties with J2EE, .NET Devs

Altova Inc. continues to broaden its outreach for XMLSPY to both the Java and .NET devs. This week, IDN looks in-depth at news Altova will integrate XMLSPY with BEA Weblogic Workshop, as well as Altova's plans for later this year to marry its XML technologies with Microsoft's .NET tools and platforms. We also take a long-range look at why vendors are becoming more and more interested in XMLSPY and other XML development tools.

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BEA Confronts J2EE Productivity, Integration Gaps

With the release last week of WebLogic 8.1 and associated tools, BEA Systems, one of the vendors credited with inventing the J2EE app server space, says it's time for Java/J2EE devs to examine how to more efficiently build, manage and integrate their complex code. IDN spoke with BEA execs, users and analysts to see just how BEA is filling in what they see as J2EE productivity gaps.

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BEA Exec Panel Explores J2EE Integration Needs

During JavaOne, BEA Systems held a panel discussion to discuss its WebLogic 8.1 J2EE app server and tools upgrades, shipping this summer. Execs also discussed their current and future needs for better Java support to cut dev learning curves, speed app deployment and improve Java interoperability with web services, and even .NET. See how their needs stack up with yours.

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J2EE Voices Ask If Success Is Spoiling JBoss

It's been a good news/bad news run lately for JBoss, the "Open Source" version of the J2EE-based application server. Over the past few weeks, JBoss has been on a roll attracting sales, developers and software partners. But, JBoss' success has also attracted criticism from developers, customers and even Sun Microsystems. IDN looks at the latest with JBoss, and speaks with Sun execs concerned that JBoss, despite its success, is still not J2EE compliant.

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Exposing the Beast: Custom API Management for the Enterprise

  • Blake Dournaee - Senior Product Manager
  • Randy Heffner - VP and Principle Analyst - Forrester Research