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BEA: XML Brings Distributed Apps To Masses

BEA Systems' buyout of tools provider M7 signals that BEA execs believes that traditional Java/J2EE developers will be working side-by-side with a new family of Open Source technologies for SOA solutions. IDN talks with BEA vice president Bill Roth about BEA's vision for a blended SOA developer community, and why XML, not Java, will bring distributed computing to the masses.

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Marlabs Best Practices for J2EE to .NET Interop

J2EE to .NET interoperability continues to grow as a top priority for IT execs, IDN speaks with Manjunatha Kutarahalli, Vice President Global Delivery for Marlabs, a leading interop services firm, to outline the pros and cons of the most popular approaches, including (1) shared database; (2) runtime bridges; (3) message orientated middleware; (4) integration brokers, and (5) XML-based web services.

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Rise in “Hybrid” J2EE-.NET Apps Prompts Unity

Gartner predicts that 30% of all new apps will be "hybrid" J2EE/.NET within 2-3 years. That is pushing a new era in cooperation among J2EE-Microsoft relations. See how Sun, IBM, BEA, Compuware, Sonic and others, have one-on-one projects with Microsoft to craft a new set of tools, standards and Best Practices for better interop.

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Former Sun CTO Sees Flaws in EJB 3, Hibernate

Peter Yared, former CTO for Sun J2EE app server unit says the newest J2EE technologies - EJB 3.0 and Hibernate - don't go far enough to solve the pain of today's IT staff. See why Yared says that current J2EE initiatives may miss the point -- and the opportunities -- in the next wave of IT build-outs.

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“Missing Piece” for Java Tools Due in August

A new Eclipse plug-in will be released in August that should speed up how Java/J2EE devs can map their applications code to underlying SQL databases. See why the JSR220-ORM project lead says object-relational mapping technologies are the "last missing piece" for getting rid of the pain Java/J2EE devs face when building complex apps.

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Demand for Interop Fuels J2EE, Microsoft Unity

Last month's JavaOne put J2EE/.NET interop in the spotlight like never before, and could well mark a new era in J2EE-Microsoft relations. Sun and Microsoft technical experts stood together on stage to debut co-developed J2EE-to-.NET interop technologies. And, IBM, BEA, Compuware, among others, are also working one-on-one with Microsoft to craft tools, standards and Best Practices for better interop. Take a tour.

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Exploring “Fluid” Frontiers for J2EE Apps

California Java researchers are exploring how "rapid prototyping" and "un-refactoring" techniques could help J2EE devs better J2EE updates and integrations. This project, winner of an Eclipse Innovation Award, brings loosely-coupled techniques to tight-coupled J2EE silos - with astonishing results. Take a tour of the "Fluid Architecture" project with lead, William Griswold, Ph.D, professor at University of California - San Diego.

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Sun/SeeBeyond Deal May Impact Java Devs

With Sun's $387 million buyout of SeeBeyond, Sun's Java world now extends to the world of integration - even with non-Java assets. It also may signal a boost in just how much attention Java/J2EE devs should pay to integration tasks. Take a first look at the dev impact on the Sun/SeeBeyond deal with Sun Software's CTO, among others.

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Practical .NET-to-Java Interop Solutions, Part II

When it comes to integrating Java-based apps with .NET, SOA may not be the best choice -- for today, at least. Take a look at a useful real-world, step-by-step approach that is helping leading IT architects and devs draft their own "interoperability requirements" matrix. This work forms the basis for some of the interop Best Practices at Avanade, a leading .NET/Java integration firm.

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Iona Pushes ESB Integration, Interop Envelop

Iona Technologies showed JavaOne attendees how the latest Java-based Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technologies will push capabilities for cross-platform integration and interop. Iona, with Sun, Oracle, and SAP, showed how an ESB with Java Business Integration (JBI) can ease data sharing among apps, and smooth interop between Java and .NET components.

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Gosling Says NetBeans 4.1 Recapturing Mo'

Sun at last has released its NetBeans 4.1 IDE for Java for free download. The upgrade sports improved tools for making EJB and mobile development much easier. In prep for the NetBeans Day during next month's JavaOne, Integration Developer News discussed a wide-range of NetBeans issues with Sun's James Gosling, Java creator and now CTO of Sun's Developer Products group, and NetBeans' engineering director Tim Cramer.

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The Java Community Looks at Harmony

Since the Apache Project announced their Harmony project to build an Open Source implementation of J2SE, there have been piles of posting, blogs, emails and interviews - both pro and con. Integration Developer News takes a look at the sounds and fury from Java community members, including Sun execs James Gosling and Graham Hamilton, on Harmony.

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