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This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, as more than 4,000 votes have already been recorded in just the first seven days of voting, and more than 50,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. The winners of this years awards will be announced in November at Web Services Edge 2005 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The list of companies heading the various polls reads like a "Who's Who" of the most active and enterprising players in the i-technology space - including all the industry's top software and hardware vendors, services providers, and technical publishers. Highlights after just one week's voting include: 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards: There are 26 categories in this year's JDJ awards. In the coveted "Best Java Application Server" categor... (more)

What Standards for Object Databases?

I thought it would be interested to give you an insight of the discussion currently going on at ODBMS.ORG. The issue is what Standards for Object Databases? Here are two notes, one from Wiliam Cook and one from Mike Card. For more details on the discussion, please visit the Forum at ODBMS.ORG. A copy of the OMG white paper on Next-Generation Object Database Standardization written by the OMG`s Object Database Technology Working Group, can be download here Next-Generation Object Database Standardization Roberto V. Zicari -------------- Hi everybody. I'm sorry that I was not able to attend the meeting on Dec 12. I hope that someone can post some information on it. I think it is great that these topics are being discussed, but I also have some significant disagrements with points being made here. My biggest issue is that I don't agree with the premise of the OMG RFI and Prof... (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)

‘Save MySQL from Oracle’ Petition Collects 13,600+ Signatures So Far

MySQL Journal on Ulitzer MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, parliaments and journalists.” Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which regulators he means. According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket. Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)

Artificial Life Announces Strong Q2 2009 Results

LOS ANGELES and HONG KONG, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC BB: ALIF), ( http://www.artificial-life.com ) today announced its second quarter 2009 with the highest quarterly revenues in the Company's history and revenue growth of over 38% compared to Q2 2008. As for the financial results: REVENUES: Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 were $7,577,969 as compared to $5,481,470 for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. The increase in revenues of $2,096,499 or 38% was mainly due to increased (a) product license revenue from mobile games, one-time downloads, (b) monthly subscription revenues for 3G games derived from mobile operators, bulk resellers and hand set distributors and (c) license revenues from the sale of our technology platform Mobile Booster(TM). COST OF REVENUES: Cost of revenues mainly consisted of amortization of intangible ass... (more)

Research and Markets: APAC Development Survey 2011 v.2 Focuses On Developers and IT Managers in Asia and Pacific

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pmgh33/apac_development_s) has announced the addition of the "APAC Development Survey 2011 v.2" report to their offering. Snapshot This report includes the following figures, available in downloadable PDF format The Asia Pacific (APAC) Development Survey series is the most comprehensive research survey series in existence focused exclusively on developers and IT managers in Asia and Pacific. The regions surveyed for the report are: China, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and East Asia. This survey is a companion to the North American Development Survey and has a sister survey called Europe, Middle East and Africa Development Survey (EMEA). This series explores: global demographics, platform use and migrations, language use, internal and external cloud computing, SOA, web development, architect... (more)

MetricStream Announces Big Data Analytics Capability to Provide Greater Risk Intelligence

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions has announced its new Big Data analytics capability which will provide greater visibility and transparency into an organization's overall risk profile. Recognizing that risk is a big data problem, the MetricStream Big Data analytics functionality will enable customers to better manage the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data, thereby helping them overcome their risk management and regulatory compliance challenges. Threat and vulnerability data from numerous security solutions, social and digital media content violating corporate policies and regulations, supply chain incidents spreading virally on the web that damage reputation, and transaction trends indicating a financial fraud or illegal activity ca... (more)

Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms by Gartner

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) News Facts Gartner, Inc. has placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2013 report, "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms," Oracle today announced. (1) Oracle has been named Leader in Business Intelligence for the seventh consecutive year. Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, "Leaders are vendors that are strong in the breadth and depth of their BI platform capabilities, and can deliver on enterprise wide implementations that support a broad BI strategy. Leaders articulate a business proposition that resonates with buyers, supported by the viability and operational capability to deliver on a global basis. Small vendors which may lack strong ... (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)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Java Developer's Journal Exclusive: 2006 "JDJ Editors' Choice" Awards

The editors of SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal are in a unique position when it comes to Java development. All are active coders in their "day jobs," and they have the good fortune in getting a heads-up on many of the latest and greatest software releases. They were asked to nominate three products from the last 12 months that they felt had not only made a major impact on their own development, but also on the Java community as a whole. The following is a list of each editor's selections and the reason why they chose that product. Joe Winchester Desktop Java Editor SwingLabs SwingLabs is an open source laboratory for exploring new ways to make Swing applications easier to write, with improved performance and greater visual appeal. It is an umbrella project for various open source initiatives sponsored by Sun Microsystems and is part of the java.net community... (more)

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