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Does Java Development Need New Leadership?

Java/J2EE devs and vendors are still reeling from this summer's JavaOne mesage from Sun, which virtually ignored the core enterrprise developer. Rather than help the core F1000 community identify new enterprise developer opportunities, Sun execs encouraged devs to pursue gaming, cellphones, devices and even auto dashboards. See why Java/J2EE devs may need to count on others -- such as Borland, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Nokia and even newcomer Orange -- for Java's next enterprise vision.

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Where In-Depth XML SKills Pay Off

Even though many IDEs and tools will auto-generate your boring XML, some experts say that hands-on knowledge of certain XML skills can really reap benefits -- and can especially improve performance and ease of integration for some web services projects. Architects from web services firm Quadrix Solutions share their insights on how to tame XML for integration and SOA projects -- in both .NET and Java.

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JBoss Q&A: Life After J2EE Certification

Last week, JBoss passed a key milestone as it received its first J2EE certification from Sun, after having passed the grueling J2EE 1.4 Compatibility Test Suite. IDN spoke in-depth with JBoss execs to find out what JBoss will do now. Does certification change their (a) go-to-market plans; (b) new-products road map; and (c) will Apache's Geronimo be a strong Open Source J2EE rival? Read the interview below.

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SAP Says J2EE Devs Opps Arise from Biz Needs

Enterprise software maker SAP has some strong advice for Java/J2EE developers concerned about outsourcing: Focus your energies on your company's business problems -- and not slow-moving Java standards. Integration Developer News spoke with SAP's chief standards-watcher, Michael Bechauf. who offers Java/J2EE devs four (4) keys for how to find the best enterprise dev career opps in the coming two years. (WARNING: Some may find these controversial.)

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IBM Points Devs at Java-to-Non-Java Integration

Over the past few weeks, IBM has left no doubt that business-level integration and workflow are not just developer add-ons anymore -- these are core platform services. IBM WebSphere and DB2 are beginning to add such cross-platform data-driven integration. Integration Developer News spoke with Websphere execs to get details on how deep IBM expects Java/J2EE developers to go with Java-to-non-Java business-driven development.

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Microsoft 'Opens' .NET as Broader Team Sport

Microsoft is making .NET a much broader team sport, for both developers and software partners. Thanks in large part to a new Methodology Council, Microsoft is getting greater input from software partners to improve its support for life-cycle and team development. Take a look at how deeper third-part discussions are expanding .NET's framework community.

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Nokia Looks to Jumpstart Enterprise Mobile

Nokia wants to break down some of the long-standing impediments to mobile development for the enterprise. Integration Develoepr News spoke with execs from Nokia's developer tools and community programs to find out why 2004-05 might finally be the year enterprise devs can start thinking seriously about mobile.

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Microsoft 'Opens' .NET as Broader Team Sport

Microsoft is making .NET a much broader team sport, for both developers and software partners. Thanks in large part to a new Methodology Council, Microsoft is getting greater input from software partners to improve its support for life-cycle and team development. Take a look at how deeper third-part discussions are expanding .NET's framework community.

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BEA: J2EE Career Devs Need To Look Past APIs

BEA's exes say its "Liquid Computing" view of SOA should signal the end of an era for J2EE developers. The time has passed where knowing Java APIs will be marketable, BEA execs told IDN. See BEA's 'Do's and Don't" for J2EE devs, and why they need to focus on life outside-the-container, including business rules, schemas and even integration and sharing with NET and Open Source.

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Devs Need Unified SOA Blueprints, Practices

Java and .NET developers, as well as DB and legacy developers, should all work from the same page when it comes to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Best Practices, say execs at The Middleware Co., the managers of long-time J2EE portal TheServerSide.com. See why TMC says that SOA is "not just web services," and why J2EE developers can expect a career boost with the right "communication" skills.

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Does EJB 3.0 Put J2EE Thinking on Its Head?

Developers got their first view into the future of Java development during last week's TheServerSide Java Symposium, and what's in store may put some Java thinking on its head -- literally. See why EJB Expert Group members say today's "view of the [J2EE] container will disappear," as the bean takes on more significance -- and self-directed smarts. See what the pursuit of EJB simplicity might mean to your career, and what other devs are saying.

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Apache Releases First Geronimo Codeset

Developers can now get their first glimpse at real code for Geronimo, ASF's Open Source J2EE project. Source and binaries are available for a free download. See why Geronimo's code release signals that another J2EE Open Source option is closer than many thought.

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