JavaOne 2004 news

At JavaOne: Project Kitty Hawk kicks off Sun SOA strategy
Sun Microsystems unveiled details of its plans to support Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) in its Java Enterprise System server software suite and Java Studio programming tools at last week's JavaOne conference. Enhancements to these products under 'Project Kitty Hawk' will make it easier for developers to write 'a new breed of enterprise software' around Java-based Web services, company officials said. Read more.

Scott McNealy soft and tough 
In a marked departure from traditional JavaOne keynotes, Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy told his audience on Tuesday that the recent easing of tensions between Sun and rival Microsoft is “for real” and important because Java and .NET are “the only two development communities that are growing.” Read more
Schwartz touts Java ubiquity
Java ubiquity leading to developer creativity and business opportunity was the keynote theme as Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO of Sun Microsystems, addressed the opening session of JavaOne in San Francisco. Many of the applications, he said, are in areas 'we never could have imagined.'  Read more

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Sun launches Java Studio Creator
At JavaOne in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems launchES Sun Java Studio Creator, a new visual environment for Java developers. Formerly code-name “Rave,” the software is positioned as something of a RAD-environment, and marks a departure for a company that has focused much of its tool efforts at nitty-gritty Java development. The tool supports the Java Developer Kit [JDK] 5.0.

J2SE updated at JavaOne
Sun Microsystems features a new version of the Java 2 Platform at JavaOne in San Francisco. The platform includes Java programming language updates focusing on ease-of-development, improved monitoring and management features, better support for client-side Java, and virtual machine enhancements.

Ilog JViews support BPMN, JavaServer Faces
Ilog announces a new version of its Ilog JViews 6.0, which features new specialized components to support business process management (BPM) on the Java platform. The new version of its Ilog JViews 6.0 component family allows customers to separately buy some family members.

Borland joins JTC
On the first day of JavaOne 2004, Borland Software announces that it is joining Sun, Oracle, BEA and other vendors of the Java Tools Community (JTC).

Eclipse 3.0 released
The Eclipse Foundation announces the availability of the latest version of the Eclipse Platform -- Eclipse 3.0 -- which adds an enhanced version of its Java IDE, a new rich-client platform, and the integration of Java Swing with the Eclipse Standard Widget Toolkit.

As J2EE 1.4 debuts, focus moves to tools
Sun Microsystems marked the advent of Version 1.4 of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) at a press event in San Francisco that featured most of the big names in Java tools and application servers. A tools panel included representatives from Borland, BEA, IBM, Oracle and Sun.

Sonic’s JMS pack goes for continuous availability
When the founders of Sonic Software Corp. got their hands on the Java Message Service (JMS) specification in 1999, they saw an opportunity to steal a march on new application server vendors that would sooner or later find a need for standard messaging middleware. The company is still in the lead, contends Sonic CTO Gordon Van Huizen. 

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