Rapidly increasing user loads, wildly complex software and
distributed development that includes worldwide outsourcing
all ratchet up the need for better application testing processes
Spyware steals identities, invades privacy, compromises enterprise info-security,
alters and destroys data, and replicates to a point where systems collapse under
the weight. And that's just for starters.
Following its acquisitions of PeopleSoft and Siebel, Oracle is touting a strategy
it calls Project Fusion that it says will bring its products together. Meanwhile,
detractors point out fusion can also blow things apart.
Until recently, middleware for the open-source community meant app servers,
and open-source app servers usually meant JBoss. Today, there are more options.
In the most radical articulation of service enablement, traditional software
development will be almost entirely supplanted by a virtual paradigm which
disparate Web services are orchestrated dynamically to power composite applications.
The Google/Sun alliance (whatever it shapes up to be) is the latest evidence that Sun is partnering in all the right places: definitely a good thing for Java.