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(June 2, 2003) - The developer edition of JBoss 4.0 is available now, providing a range of services previously unavailable in any J2EE application server. The new services are enabled by the Java application server industry's first implementation of an aspect-oriented programming (AOP) framework. The framework allows developers to interact with the server in a very intuitive manner, making it easier to design, develop, deploy, and maintain enterprise Web applications. The most popular Java-based application server in use today, JBoss is expected to reach three million downloads in 2003. Employees of JBoss Group and developers from the open source community worked together to produce JBoss 4.0. It is designed for use by Java developers, systems administrators, and ISVs. A version intended to support enterprise applications in production will be available in the fourt... (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 commitment to compatibility," said Onno Kluyt, director, JCP PMO. Unresolved is the issue of whether JBoss should pay to license J2EE. JBoss says it should be exempt from paying for the Technology Compatibility Kit, because of its open-source base. The TCKs can cost from tens to hundreds of tho... (more)

Quizzed re: JBoss Port, BEA Exec Says It Doesn't Solve the "Fundamental Problems"

Eric Stahl, director of product marketing, BEA WebLogic Server and WebLogic jRockit, is undaunted by a recent press release from JBoss lauding the advantages of their free port migrating apps from WebLogic to JBoss 3.0. "We have seen these types of marketing promotions from other vendors over the years, which comes with the territory of being the leader in our space. Unfortunately they don't solve the fundamental problem that people are using WebLogic for - integrating their applications, and doing so on one unified, extensible platform," commented Eric. "What this platform delivers is enterprise-level functionality that's easier to use and allows businesses to realize a long-term lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)," he continued. In the announcement, JBoss Group LLC said, "The port allows organizations to obtain equal or better performance, security and developer ... (more)

"Middleware Is Still in its Infancy," Says JBoss's Fleury

JDJ Industry Perspective: The End of Middleware by Jonathan Schwartz, President & Chief Operating Officer, Sun Microsystems Investing in 'Professional Open Source' - Exclusive JDJ Interview with David Skok, Matrix Partners Creative Science Systems: Middleware for the Masses "Middleware Is Alive and Well, Thanks!" Says TMC's Deshpande It's the Aspects A new paradigm by JBoss's Bill Burke Is middleware becoming commoditized, as Sun's Jonathan Schwartz contends? Or is it a continuing growth area, as "professional open source" advocate Marc Fleury, CEO of JBoss Inc., maintains? Fleury is not the first to disagree with Schwartz. Salil Deshpande, CEO of The Middleware Company said, in response to his remarks about the "end" of middleware: "Saying that middleware is history is like saying our nation's highways, railways, and waterways are history. They are boring when workin... (more)

HP and JBoss Warm Up To One Another

Hewlett Packard will begin providing support for JBoss' open source Java application server, it was announced. The move will provide HP's Linux server customers with hardware and software support. The move may well improve JBoss' audience, through the added credibility associating with HP is thought to bring. The hardware manufacturer, as recently as two years ago, attempted to enter the open source market, with the acquisition of Bluestone Software, a maker of Java application server software. The venture failed, and was discontinued. The company has not abandoned its ambitions. "The combination of HP industry-standard hardware and exceptional support with solutions from key partners has broad appeal to enterprise customers looking to simplify their infrastructures and save money," said Martin Fink, vice president, Linux, HP. "Our expanded agreement with JBoss allow... (more)

The Impact of JBoss and Mono on the Application Server Market

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Pierre Fricke, D.H. Brown’s vice president of Application and Integration Infrastructure, extends the company’s unique technical and strategic analysis into the J2EE, Microsoft .NET, and integration infrastructure space. After completing his M.B.A., Pierre became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, as well as Linux and open source. SESSION DESCRIPTION Linux and Apache drove a dramatic change in the server operating system and Web server marketplaces. These areas, dominated by Microsoft and Sun in the late 1990s, now see leading open source alternatives challenging these leaders. But open source's impact doesn't stop there. JBoss, the open source J2EE platform, is becoming the high-volume leader in the J2EE application space. More recently, M... (more)

JBoss Roadmap

SESSION DESCRIPTION This talk will present the development roadmap for the JBoss product suite. The next generation microkernel services, aspect oriented middleware and the services/products that are built on top of this will be discussed. A key part of the this talk will be a discussion of the various standards that JBoss intends to support. ... (more)

Novell Joins JBoss Partners List Delivers Full Support for JEMS JBoss Enterprise Middleware System

Novell announced it is delivering comprehensive technical support for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS), including the market-leading JBoss Application Server. This latest cooperation between the two companies makes Novell the first and only Linux infrastructure vendor to offer enterprise-level support for JEMS. This development builds on previous agreements in which Novell became a JBoss Authorized Service Partner, bundled JBoss Application Server as the default app server on Novell’s SUSETM LINUX Enterprise Server 9, and provided engineering contributions to the development of JBoss Portal. With today's announcement, customers now have a single point of contact to support their mission critical applications. “JEMS has quickly become the middleware standard, and now, with Novell’s support across multiple operating platforms, we anticipat... (more)

JBoss Unveils J2EE Open Source Migration Program: Java

JBoss has unveiled the JBoss Migration Program to meet growing demand from enterprises to move from proprietary application servers to the open source JBoss Application Server. According to BZ Research, JBoss AS is used by 34.8 percent of enterprises that leverage application server technology, making it the most widely used application server in the industry. The new migration program offers a standardized assessment and implementation methodology to ensure that enterprises can readily migrate their applications to JBoss AS and take advantage of Professional Open Source to realize total cost of ownership savings. Increasingly, companies are realizing that Professional Open Source products such as JBoss Application Server offer exceptional and innovative technology that are completely standards-based and that offer significantly improved total cost of ownership com... (more)

Maria Winslow's Practical Open Source Blog - Does Open Source Java Matter?

Maria Winslow's Practical Open Source Blog There is a lot of open source activity currently surrounding Java, from JBoss and Geronimo (open source app servers) to MyFaces (an open source web application framework - think Struts but better) to Spring (an open source application framework). And now Harmony, an open source Java implementation, is in incubator status at the Apache Software Foundation. IBM and Intel have both made contributions toward the project. The Harmony project mission (from the website): -  Create a compatible, independent implementation of J2SE 5 under the Apache License v2 - Create a community-developed modular runtime (VM and class library) architecture to allow independent implementations to share runtime components, and allow independent innovation in runtime components But do we really need open source Java? Jeff Genender, a core developer on ... (more)

HP And JBoss Boost Open-Source Linux Alliance

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