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Well, well, well, a little bird points to IBM as gumming up the works with the European Commission so Oracle and Sun can’t close their deal. Oracle of course picked up Sun after IBM’s negotiations with Sun failed and Oracle made IBM the intended target of the proposed acquisition in an ad on the front page of the Wall Street Journal last week so the idea that IBM is whispering in the EC’s ear makes perfect sense. And IBM has plenty of practice using the European Commission to attack its enemies. Just ask Microsoft. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims the European Commission’s prolonged investigation of Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, which isn’t expected to finish much before the agency’s mid-January deadline, is costing Sun $100 million a month in revenues and a weakened revenue stream will impact how many employees Sun gets to keep if and when the acquisition i... (more)

More on Syntax Highlighting

Last month we discussed the use of Swing's Document model to create a syntax-highlighting Document model that we could just plug into JTextPane and use. This month we'll continue with that and add complete support for comments, strings and numbers. We'll also cover how easy it is to actually use the model we've developed, and test things out as we go along. To start things out let's try and use what we have so far. If we look at the code below we can see that plugging the Document we've created into a JTextPane component is quite easy. Defining the keywords is also very easy. JTextPane editor = new JTextPane(); CodeDocument doc = new CodeDocument(); Vector keywords = new Vector(); keywords.addElement("abstract"); keywords.addElement("boolean"); ... doc.setKeywords(keywords); editor.setDocument(doc); We could have just created the CodeDocument on the fly and passed it in as ... (more)

Offshore Outsourcing: Magic Bullet or Dirty Word?

Read JDJ's 2004 Predictions by i-Technology Leaders Feature Story Read The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz Read From the Founding Editor by Steve Benfield In the world of IT, outsourcing is either the dirtiest word you can utter or a brilliant one; it's all about who says it to whom and where it is said. No matter who uses it, it is a word most often said in private. When corporate managers use the word, it is always mentioned in a most confidential fashion as a potential cost-cutting tactic, a magic bullet to increase margins. When technical people use the word in public it is always with a hushed tone, as if speaking it aloud would give management the idea. In private it is discussed as if it were the greatest evil ever to befall the world, a faceless monster from far away. The reality falls somewhere in the middle. Outsourcing can be an extremely complex a... (more)

New Mix And Match Java Platform Brings It Together

In an attempt to bring the flexibility of Java and the usability of Microsoft's .NET development tools together, start-up Gluecode Software has brought out a new Java development platform. The company says that, Joe, ties together open source components into an integrated system. The new tool is forged from various elements found in other projects. Joe includes pieces from Apache Software Foundation, notably portal technology, the Geronimo application server, Derby database, and the Agila BPM business process management engine. Gluecode says it expects its product to be a serious competitor to Microsoft's .NET tool lineup. The market that Gluecode wishes to corner is comprised of users who want to use the open source technology, but do not want to do the integration work themselves. The pac... (more)

A Formal Performance Tuning Methodology: Wait-Based Tuning

Performance tuning enterprise Java applications can be an arduous and sometimes unfruitful task because of both the complexity of modern applications as well as a lack of formal tuning methodologies. Modern enterprise applications differ significantly from their counterparts as recent as a decade ago in that they support multiple inputs, multiple outputs, and complex frameworks and business processing engines. Ten years ago, web-based enterprise applications could expect input from a web browser, backend processing through interactions with a database or a legacy system, and output back out to a web browser (HTML). ... (more)

RE: Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML langu

Dimitre, > > I would be glad to assist you in producing your own parsers. I believe my misunderstanding stems from another overloaded term: parser. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsing When I refer to my 'parser', it is really a java class that implements the SAX XMLReader interface, and thus is not a parser in the same sense of the word you are using it. However, I believe that the notion of parsers as you use it, and especially given your example JSON parser, is of value for geoprocessing, as an adaptation of this example would be useful for parsing GeoJSON documents into XML for use in XSLT. Thanks for the reference and offer. I am a one man show when it comes to Geofunctions so far, so your offer of help is very much appreciated. Cheers, Peter Rushforth ... (more)

Immutable Service Containers on Amazon EC2

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Back in June, we released the very first security hardened virtual machine images for the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment. These original images were based upon the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release and were configured in accordance with the guidelines published by Sun the Center for Internet Security. Since its initial release, we have provided an update to offer this image in the European Region. In August, we took another step forward with the release of a security-enhanced image based upon the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release. This image went beyond just the simple hardening of its predecessor to add functionality such as encrypted swap, non-executable stacks and auditing that was enabled by default. With such a strong foundation, it should have been no surprise that it was likely to be used as a foundation for layere... (more)

New Challenges and Solutions for Identity Management

Business trends like bring your own device (BYOD) are forcing organizations to safely allow access to all kinds of applications and resources anytime, anywhere, and from any device. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the demand for improved identity and access management (IAM) technology is estimated to grow from more than $5 billion this year to over $10 billion in 2018. The explosive growth -- doubling of the market in five years -- will also fuel the move to more pervasive use of identity and access management as a service (IDaaS). The cloud variety of IAM will be driven on by the need for pervasive access and management over other cloud, mobile, and BYOD activities, as well as by the consumerization of IT and broader security concerns. To explore the why and how of IDaaS, BriefingsDirect recently sat down with Paul Trulove, Vice President of Product ... (more)

Ayasdi Launches With $10 Million From Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE to Pioneer Automated Insight Discovery From 'Big Data'

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Ayasdi (www.ayasdi.com) today announced that it has received $10.25 million in a Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE. Ayasdi has created the world's first Insight Discovery platform, a technology that combines advanced mathematics, computer science, and visualization to help organizations find breakthrough insights in large and complex datasets that lead to impactful outcomes. Ayasdi represents the culmination of a decade long research effort at Stanford, led by renowned mathematics professor and Ayasdi Co-Founder Gunnar Carlsson, and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation. Ayasdi enables organizations of any size to automatically find answers to questions they did not know to ask. Ayasdi overcomes the limitations of biased and query-driven "Big... (more)

PacketVideo Names John Driver Chief Marketing Officer

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PacketVideo, a global leader in mobile media applications, today announced John Driver has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Mr. Driver brings over 20 years of enterprise technology industry experience. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130513/LA11899LOGO) "I'm pleased to welcome John as a key member of my management team here at PacketVideo," said Mark Tapling, CEO of PacketVideo.  "John brings a wealth of experience and results from the B2B enterprise technology space.  He has a strong track record of successfully entering new markets and growing market share in existing ones, through the creation and execution of marketing strategy." Prior to PacketVideo, Mr. Driver was Co-Founder & CEO of JoynIn, a mobile commerce technology start-up.  He also lead global field marketing at Serena, a $275M enterprise so... (more)

A Cup of AJAX? Nay, Just Regular Java Please

These days everyone is talking about AJAX. It’s supposed to be a cool way of creating Web applications. The idea is noble: instead of rendering an entire HTML page on each little change on the page, it’s much better to send an asynchronous request that will  get the data for you and refresh only the relevant portion of the screen. Every author writing on AJAX is giving the same (the only? ) example where this technology is being used: Google maps and email. (BTW, I’m a little sick of these examples). Since I’m not going to be helping Google in improving their maps, I’d like to see some real-world examples implementing  this technology.  Ajax proponents will immediately come with this exciting example of how great it is to refresh some  screen info as the user enters character in a text field. And here's  a sample conversation that might have happened between an imag... (more)

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