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 Montvale, NJ, November 13, 2001 - SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) the world's leading i-technology publisher, announced today that Java Developer's Journal has been ranked number 1 as "the most trusted developer publication" among developers who use Java. The research results were published in the Evans Data Developer Marketing Patterns 2001 Annual Report, an independent market research report prepared by Evans Data Corporation, a leading market research firm serving software and developer markets. "We are very pleased to see, in our sixth year of publication, that Java Developer's Journal continues to serve the fast-growing Java developer community as the hands-down leader of quality Java information in the world. JDJ's unmatched leadership is not based solely on its circulation -which is larger than all other Java publications put together- but also on the high ... (more)

Customized Browser, Real-Time Memory Analysis in DevPartner Java Edition 3.0

(November 15, 2002) - Accessed through an easy-to-use Web browser interface, Compuware's new DevPartner Java Edition 3.0 suite of software development productivity tools uses analysis and profiling techniques to help Java developers understand how their code performs before an application is deployed. DevPartner Java Edition is Web and Java architected from the ground up. The suite was designed to meet each developer's needs and expertise through a customized Web browser interface. The browser can be installed and used anywhere, allowing access to development and test machines across secure internal LANS/WANS, at home or on the road. Real-time memory analysis is introduced in DevPartner Java Edition 3.0. The memory analyzer automatically locates memory-intensive methods in Java code and visually provides real-time memory analysis and debugging. With a detailed view... (more)

AshnaMQ from Ashnasoft Corporation

Keeping up with the whirlwind of new technologies and products can be an overwhelming proposition, to say the least. In order to keep my head spinning faster than an electron, I decided the Java Message Service was the next "have to know" technology. Late at night, over many cups of coffee, I would glue my browser to the Sun Microsystems Web site and follow their JMS tutorial. For many nights, until dawn, I would write simple JMS applications that proved to be as shaky as the hands that wrote them. Then I discovered AshnaMQ from Ashnasoft Corporation. JMS is not a new technology at six years old, but it is finally starting to establish itself as the one-and-only way to send messages. Not surprisingly, this recent burst of popularity has sent marketing departments scurrying to offer new JMS products. AshnaMQ from Ashnasoft Corporation is the latest of them. What I ... (more)

Understanding and Optimizing Java Management Extensions

Developers are capitalizing on Java's open and dynamic properties to use the technology for seemingly limitless applications across the computing spectrum. To ensure that developers and businesses optimize Java performance in a variety of deployments, organizations must use an organized, standardized approach to looking inside - and sometimes even modifying - Java-based devices or processes. Java Management Extensions (JMX) is a relatively new Java standard that provides developers with a standard template and process for viewing the performance of Java components. Originally part of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 2.0 standards maintained by the Java Community Process (www.jcp.org), JMX grew via the Java Service Request (JSR-3) standard into a separate specification in its own right: JMX 1.0. Several Java-based development environments and runtime ... (more)

"Jini, Vidi, Vici" in 2004/5, Sun Hopes

As announced here by Sun's Onno Kluyt last week, March 23-25 sees the latest meeting of the community that has grown around Jini - the Java-based network technology that enables adaptive network-centric services based on shared memory (JavaSpaces) and code portability. For more information and for registering, interested developers can visit here. The event is being held in Boston, MA. Jennifer Kotzen, senior product marketing manager for Jini at Sun, has been talking about the technology - which Sun hasn't yet used in any products, although it does use it in the development of products for dynamic connectivity services. "Sun believes Jini's time is arriving, thanks to the advent of concepts such as grid, utility, and on-demand computing and with service-oriented architectures," Kotzen said. "Sun responds to market demands, and what we have seen is that the need tha... (more)

JMX Debugging

BEA WebLogic 8.1 implements the Java Management Extensions (JMX) 1.0. Most WebLogic subsystems (JMS Providers, the JDBC Container, ExecuteQueues, etc.) and their constituents are instrumented as MBeans and contain attributes by which they can be configured, monitored, and managed. An administrative server instance implements an MBeanServer through which its configuration and runtime MBeans and those of its managed servers may be accessed. A managed server instance implements an MBeanServer through which only the configuration and runtime beans that are resident on it may be accessed. In a debugging scenario in which a running server is misbehaving, both its configuration beans can be examined to diagnose the problem. BEA Weblogic MBeans may be accessed programmatically via the Java API. In addition, WebLogic provides two mechanisms for accessing MBeans without progra... (more)

Streaming Media Upstart to Use Java to Take On Giants

Less than 6 months old, streaming media company Fluendo plans to use free software giveaways in an attempt to compete with larger companies. The company is going head-to-head with such industry heavy weights as Apple, Microsoft, and Real Networks. According to company CEO Juliene Moutte, Fluendo's Free Software Streaming Server will be licensed using the GPL. In this manner, the streaming server will be available to anyone. It is expected that open formats like Ogg Vorbis/Theora, and Dirac, in the future, will be supported. Moutte said, "The goal is to provide a completely free streaming solution from the server, using codecs, to the player."   Regarding how the company will compete in the marketplace, Moutte stated, "We compete by providing complete end-to-end flexibility. Our architecture ... (more)

Java Developer's Journal: "Which Way?"

The University of Southern California has a student body of about 40,000 people and a fairly large main campus. Around registration and graduation times, it often happens that parents or future students stop me asking for directions to buildings where they want to go. There are several large maps installed at key points on the campus and map leaflets are available at the Information Booths and are distributed during the orientation sessions. Although these maps are quite detailed, a visitor can be put off by the large number of buildings and, if the distance to the destination is long, people can get lost. After talking with my colleagues and several students, we came to the conclusion that it would be a good thing to offer our visitors an application they could use to get step-by-step directions within the campus. Thus the "Campus Directions" idea was born and with... (more)

Exadel Demonstrates Commitment to Eclipse Community with Sponsorship of EclipseCon 2006

Exadel, provider of software, services and support that enable companies to create mission-critical business applications based on open source and Java technologies, has announced its continued commitment to the Eclipse community with sponsorship of EclipseCon 2006, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center from March 20th - 23rd. With Eclipse adoption rates exceeding 50% in the enterprise, companies are demanding new products based on the Eclipse framework. To deliver on this increased demand, Exadel provides Exadel Studio Pro 3.5, an advanced enterprise-level Web application development environment for leveraging open source, J2EE and AJAX technologies within the Eclipse environment. Exadel actively participates in the Eclipse ecosystem both as an add-in provider member and as an active member of the Eclipse marketing council helping drive further... (more)

Day Software Unveils Latest Version Of Java-Based Content Repository Extreme

Day Software, provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, announced the general availability of Day Content Repository Extreme (CRX) version 1.2, the latest version of Day's innovative product that enables the storage, management and exchange of content across large-scale enterprises. Day CRX provides an open, standards-based infrastructure for integrating business applications with any structured or unstructured content in an enterprise. New features in Day CRX enable the exchange of high-value content between applications and repositories. Major feature enhancements include: To increase performance in environments with large data volumes and noticeable transaction loads, CRX 1.2 now leverages the high-performance Apache Derby Persistence Manager. Apache Derby is a robust open source database sponsored by IBM. Apache Derby and IBM Clo... (more)

Questionmark Announces Support for Java Specification Request 168 (JSR 168)

Testing and assessment software provider Questionmark has announced that it now supports the Java Specification Request 168 (JSR 168) portlet standard to enable the integration of online assessments with portals. Questionmark's support for JSR 168 will allow customers to display portlets within any JSR 168 compliant portal product, enabling integration of online assessments with other key enterprise systems. Users of the Questionmark Perception assessment management system may now download example code for providing participant and administrator access to Perception via a JSR-168 compliant portal. JSR 168 is a standard programming specification that makes enterprise applications more accessible to end users through a portal of choice. A "portlet" is a pluggable user interface component that is displayed in a web portal. Both open-source and commercially produced porta... (more)