Summer conference highlights

eADT at LinuxWorld: Beyond the OS
The West Coast edition of the bi-annual LinuxWorld conference opens this week in San Francisco. More than 190 exhibitors are showcasing their wares this year -- 55 more than last year, according to Warwick Davies, group VP at show organizer IDG World Expo -- and attendance is expected to match last year's numbers of between 10,000 and 11,000.

At IBM Rational Conference: IBM rolls out Workplace tools
IBM Rational lifted the lid on improved developer technologies, including a new diagram navigator for Rose; support for UML 2.0 capabilities, including diagram sequencing, client remoting and management for ClearCase; as well as faster UI building with JavaServer Faces (JSF) technology. Read more
At JavaOne: Project Kitty Hawk kicks off Sun SOA strategy
Sun Microsystems unveiled its plans to support SOAs in its Java Enterprise System server software suite and Java Studio programming tools at the 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

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Burton Catalyst: Broken future of integration brokers
Integration brokers are increasingly becoming part of application platforms from the major vendors, including IBM, Microsoft and BEA, according to analysts at the Burton Group.'Integration broker functionality is moving straight into the application platform,' said James Kobielus, Burton's senior analyst. To read more, click here.

At TechEd: Ballmer discusses Visual Studio 2005 Team System, app life cycle
At Microsoft TechEd, Steve Ballmer discussed the next release of Visual Studio 2005, which will include a version known as ''Team System.'' The toolset is intended to reach out beyond developers to include more workers involved with the application life cycle. To read more, click here.

At BEA eWorld: BEA's SOA vision: 'Liquid Computing'
BEA Systems' chief exec Alfred Chuang kicked off the ninth annual eWorld user conference in San Francisco by officially rolling out his company's Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategy, which is based on BEA's vision of a 'fluid enterprise' enabled by a set of products and services collectively dubbed 'Liquid Computing.' To read more, click here.

At Gartner Summit: When BPEL meets Java
Many of Gartner's predictions of Web services are pretty far out in time, some relating to technology we may not see until 2014. But one trend, the mapping of Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) to programming languages, most notably Java, is happening now. 'Expect BPEL mappings to specific language to happen rapidly throughout 2004 and 2005,' Daryl Plummer, sector general manager at Gartner, told attendees at Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit. To read more, click here.

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