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Novell announced the creation of Bandit, a groundbreaking open source project with a charter to unify disparate identity systems and provide a consistent approach to securing and managing identity. The identity services in development by the Bandit community are open source and will wo...
Telcontar announced the availability of a comprehensive application programming interface, which will allow developers to more easily develop and implement innovative mapping solutions. The API provides a new, open architecture for browser-based mapping and local search applications in...
Mixing Open Source and commercial software isn't a new concept. IT departments have been doing it for years, especially when building out their core server, networking, and database infrastructures. But using a novel 'blended' application development strategy - one that combines Enterp...
Chariot Solutions CTO Aaron Mulder will speak at SYS-CON's Enterprise Open Source Conference, which will take place in NewYork's historic Roosevelt Hotel, June 5-6, 2006. Aaron's session title is 'Apache Geronimo for J2EE Developers'. The conference will be simulcast to more than 30,00...
Oracle has announced the industry's first compliant implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), TopLink Essentials. Oracle, along with Sun, was the EJB 3.0 specification co-lead and delivered the JPA as part of the specification.
Oracle has announced general availability of its Berkeley DB Java Edition Release 3.0. This is the third major release in three years of the pure Java embeddable database, and plays a role in the company's ongoing and evolving open-source strategy.
PIKA Technologies has introduced a high level application programming interface (API) available as part of the PIKA MonteCarlo SDK. In addition to the low level API which has been the PIKA standard for many years, a new version of the SDK will also support a high level API.
TopLink Essentials is the official open source reference implementation for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 Software Development Kit (Java EE 5 SDK) and is also available from Oracle as a standalone implementation.
As one of the (many) datapoints flowing round the intense and upbeat JavaOne Conference that opens today in San Francisco, Sun is circulating a 'timeline' of its major open source initiatives since 1999, from JSP & Servlets (part of Tomcat) back then to DReaM-CAS and Sun Java Studio En...
Telcontar has announced the availability of a comprehensive API to allow developers to more easily develop and implement innovative AJAX-based mapping solutions.
Telecontar's API provides a new, open architecture for browser-based mapping and local search applications in AJAX environments. Built on the trusted, scalable technology of Telcontar's Drill Down Server (DDS) geospatial software platform, the offering operates either behind a firewall...
'Carefully done, open-sourcing [Java] could actually promote interoperability by making it easier for disparate groups to align behind one code base,' wrote Sun's James Gosling in his widely read java.net blog at the end of April 2004.
Yumetech,in conjunction with the Web3D Consortium, announced the release of Version 1.0 of the open source Xj3D Toolkit for virtual reality and augmented reality on the web, desktop and mobile devices.Version 1.0 implements the Immersive Profile of the X3D Specification: an ISO approve...
MySQL may ultimately narrow the confusion this situation has got to create because it's also going to have one of its own. It's going to be a transactional database engine, code named Falcon, based on the work that MySQL acquired when it bought tiny Netrastructure and its ace database ...
'The NetBeans Enterprise Pack represents a significant step in Sun's renewed commitment to developers by sharing technology, cultivating community, and investing in open source,' said Jeff Jackson, senior vice president of Java, Enterprise, and Developer Software at Sun, as plans were ...
'Java Studio Enterprise is the crown jewel of Sun's tools, providing a complete solution for architecting and implementing large-scale enterprise applications,' says Jeff Jackson, senior vice president of Java, Enterprise, and Developer Software at Sun. 'Making it available to the NetB...
NextApp has announced the availability of the open-source AJAX-based Echo2 Web Framework and commercially-licensed EchoStudio2 Visual Development Tool. Echo2 unifies AJAX technology with a practical server-side framework to create a next-generation web application platform. For web ap...
Google:maps - a freeware, open-source project to provide a 100% Java front-end to the GoogleMaps API - is a JSP taglibrary that provides cross-browser and clean GoogleMaps output, every time, according to the enthusiasts behind the project.
NextApp has announced the availability of the open-source AJAX-based Echo2 Web Framework and commercially-licensed EchoStudio2 Visual Development Tool.Echo2 unifies AJAX technology with a practical server-side framework to create a next-generation web application platform. For web appl...
The Codehaus XFire team has announced their 1.0 release. XFire is an open source Java SOAP framework built on a high performance, streaming XML model. XFire includes support for web service standards, an easy to use API, Spring integration, JBI support, and plugable bindings for POJOs,...
Sun Microsystems, along with the Java, GlassFish and NetBeans communities has announced the simultaneous release of preview versions of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 Software Development Kit (SDK) and the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 Software. These offerings provide developer...
PMEase has announced the release of QuickBuild 1.0, the professional version of the open source build server, Luntbuild. Besides being a decent build automation and continuous integration server, it puts extra emphasis on build management. The announcement follows three Preview Version...
Sun Microsystems has announced at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) that its OpenSPARC initiative has released the UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API specifications to help jumpstart the porting of Linux, BSD and other operating systems, middleware and application...
McObject announced its official release of Perst, an open source, object-oriented embedded database for Java and C#. In addition to high performance and a modest footprint, one of Perst's greatest achievements is its tight integration with Java and C#, resulting in exceptional transpar...
Effective immediately, McObject is offering Perst as a free download for evaluation and non-commercial use, and spearheading its development in the open source community. McObject also now sells Perst support as well as commercial licenses. Under Perst's dual license, users can modify ...
In a market that is defined by today's tight IT budgets, saving on software licenses can mean the difference between financial failure and success for a software development project. While our corporate clients use commercial-grade application servers, we sometimes find ourselves in a ...
Sun, together with the NetBeans community today announced the general availability of the Java based open-source NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software tools via download at www.netbeans.org. NetBeans 5.0 IDE provides comprehensive support for building Java SE, Java...
Since 2001 when Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) was formally included in the Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 platform specification, the J2EE community has been grappling with the issue of JAAS/J2EE integration. On the surface, JAAS seems to be an exc...
The OSS through JavaT Initiative announced the availability of a Web Services integration profile for its Trouble Ticket API (JSR 91). In 2005, the Initiative unveiled its Web Services strategy and published design guidelines for the development of the Web Services profiles of all OSS/...
Infozech, a leading provider of transaction processing management and Billing, Mediation and Rating solutions for packet-based converged network environments, today announced that it has joined the OSS through Java (OSS/J) Initiative, a working group of telecommunications industry lead...
IBM today announced availability of newreleases of its core IBM® Workplace(TM) products, including WorkplaceCollaboration Services 2.6, Workplace Managed Client(TM) 2.6, WorkplaceForms(TM) 2.6 and Workplace Designer 2.6. The 2.6 versions of theseproducts include more than 50 new featu...
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) - stewards, incubators, and developers of leading Open Source projects, including the Apache HTTP Server, the world's most popular Web server software for ten years running - reflects on its activities and milestones achieved during 2005.
Open source must in some way present itself as a bit of a dichotomy to Adobe, now that it has acquired Macromedia. It is generally accepted that open source solutions foster innovation and adoption. However, with an open file format and a free player, is it possible that some projects ...
In this article I am going to introduce you to the latest version of the Berkeley DB XML, version 2.2.8. Berkeley DB XML (BDB XML) is built on top of the well-known Berkeley Database (BDB). BDB XML is an open source, native XML database. Like its ancestor, BDB, it's an embedded databas...
The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to implementation of a universal development platform, will make the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) 1.0 release generally available the week of Dec 19th, 2005. Eclipse WTP 1.0 is an extensible, standards-based tool platfor...
JBoss the Professional Open Source company, has announced JBoss Portal 2.2, the latest version of its open source, Java portal product. A core piece of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite, the first open source platform for SOA, JBoss Portal 2.2 adds greater simplicity to development...
Last month I introduced the 2005 ratified ballot nominees for the JCP ECs. Meanwhile ratified voting concluded on October 17 and results confirmed all nominees: BEA Systems, SAP AG, and SAS Institute for the Standard/Enterprise Edition Executive Committee; and Nokia Corporation, IBM, a...
The Apache Portals Jetspeed Team announced the final release of the Jetspeed 2.0 Open Source Enterprise Portal. This final release is fully-compliant with the Portlet Specification 1.0 (JSR-168). Jetspeed-2 has passed the TCK (Test Compatibility Kit) suite and is fully certified to the...
LG Electronics and SavaJe Technologies Inc. have announced that LG Electronics is the first company in the world to complete development of a handset using SavaJe OS, SavaJe Technologies' Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) Connected Device Configuration (CDC) based open OS. LG Elec...
Cluster Resources, Inc. has announced the release of Torque Resource Manager 2.0, an open source high performance computing (HPC) resource manager based on OpenPBS that has added over 1,200 improvements in the areas of scalability, usability and stability in the last 18 months.Torque R...