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JBoss and Microsoft announced on September 27, 2005 that the two companies would work together to enhance interoperability between JEMS and Microsoft Windows Server products. While the announcement was just one among the many corporate tie-up news stories that have hit us of late, the dynamics relating to this one seem more complicated. Here’s the lowdown on the partnership. In order to address the needs of their joint customers, JBoss and Microsoft have identified four key technology areas that they can focus on over the coming twelve months. These areas include: Security Interoperability, Web Services Interoperability, Manageability of JEMS environments using Microsoft Operations Manager, Optimized use of SQL Server for users of Hibernate and EJB 3.0 First of all, does the announcement mean that JBoss is no longer trying to compete with Microsoft (in addition ... (more)

Open Source Vendor JBoss Announces JEMS Awards

JBoss has announced winners of the inaugural JBoss Innovation Awards. Winners were selected in 11 categories based upon their use of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS(TM)) to improve business processes, overcome technology challenges and enhance their organizations' bottom lines. Nominees for the award included JBoss users, customers and partners from around the world. Category winners will be recognized at a ceremony during JBoss World 2006 in Las Vegas on June 15 and will present overviews of their projects. During the conference, attendees will vote among category wi... (more)

Java Kicks Ruby on Rails in the Butt

This article tries to demonstrate that Java can be more productive than Ruby. We are going to develop the same application of the article Rolling with Ruby on Rails Revisited (part 1 [1] and part 2 [2]) but using POJO [3]s annotated with JPA [4] and a Model Driven Framework, OpenXava [5] in this case. The result is that with less code, and less time you obtain a more powerful application. Ruby and rails: The regressive framework Ruby on rails [6] is so elegant, so easy, so productive. I cannot avoid read and heard continuously these comments. For example, the article Rolling with ... (more)

JBoss Could Be "Sun's Best Defense Against .NET," Says Marc Fleury

(August 27, 2002) - It all began earlier this month when Scott McNealy implied in an interview that the Open Source model would hamstring Sun completely in its attempt to out-gun Microsoft in the enterprise-level computing arena by threatening the licensing revenue Sun and others need to finance J2EE's advertising and R&D. Now the founder of JBoss, one of the most widely spread OS implementations of all, a full-fledged application server already in its 3.0 version, has published an online rebuttal of McNealy's remarks. Writing on the main page of the JBoss site, www.jboss.org, Ma... (more)

JBoss Joins the JCP - But J2EE License Issue Still Unresolved

(September 24, 2003) - With the stated goal of promoting Java, JBoss Group LLC has joined the Java Community Process (JCP). Under the agreement, JBoss developers can now participate in the expert groups that develop Java standards, including J2EE. Like all commercial entities, JBoss will pay Sun $5,000 annually to qualify for JCP participation. JBoss developers had previously joined the JCP, but on an individual basis; now JBoss is a JCP member as a corporate entity. "JCP is pleased to see JBoss join the community and welcomes their contributions through the community; it's a com... (more)

JBoss Group Commits to J2EE 1.4 Certification for JBoss Open Source Java Application Server

JBoss Group LLC announced this week that it has reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to license the J2EE 1.4 technology compatibility kit to certify the industry's most popular open source, Java-based application server, JBoss. In an exclusive statement to JDJ, JBoss explains their take on certification: "JBoss Group's commitment to J2EE certification for the JBoss application server is part of our strategy of delivering Professional Open Source, this means making Open Source the "safe" choice for enterprise IT. As JBoss is increasingly used in development and product... (more)