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Sun's Tools Signal Java Devs To Boost Output

If there's a message behind Sun's release of its latest enterprise Java software tools it's this: In 2005 Java/J2EE devs need to speed up their project delivery, and improve their code management and update skills. Integration Developer News takes a look Sun's new JSE 7 to help Java/J2EE devs better collaborate, and improve their use of UML modeling and otehr abstraction tools.

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Solaris 10 Lift-off Event Set for Nov. 15

The countdown to Solaris 10, and notably Sun's first Open Source release of its core operating system, has officially begun. Sun execs confirm formal briefings on Solaris 10 will be held Nov. 15. In the meantime, Integration Developer News gets the latest insights from Jack O'Brien, Sun's Group Manager, x86 and Operating Systems.

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Sun Embraces UML Modeling for Java

Sun execs this week said their next version of Java Studio Enterprise (version 7) tools will include native UML support, as well as a group of "blueprints" for how best to use models as part of Java development. Sun's support for UML will also extend to the next version of the NetBeans Open Source IDE for Java, execs said.

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2 More Steps Forward for Java Mobile Devs

Sun, along with Nokia, Orange, Vodafone and other leading Java-enabled handset makers and mobile carriers, are taking steps to help push bigger and better mobile apps development in Java/J2ME. Take a closer look at new JSRs for making Java app dev more portable across handsets. Also, Sun starts the countdown on the January 2005 requirement for all Java mobile apps to pass through the Java Verified testing and certification program.

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IDN Pick 6: A Quick Tour of Tiger's Stripes

Since Sun released J2SE Tiger, the biggest Java upgrade since the mid-1990s dozens of pubs, analysts, vendors and fellow Java devs have weighed in. Integration Developer News' Pick 6 gives readers the "best of the best'" of user assessments, expert Q&As, predictions and drill-down training, including a no-nonsense J2SE book and webinar. Get the best from Sun, Wily, HP, and Java experts Brett McLaughlin and David Flanagan from LinuxWorld, CNET, eWeek, Computerworld, Javalobby.org and java.sun.com

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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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Can Sun, Microsoft Truce Speed Up Web Services?

The truce (if not all out love fest) between Sun and Microsoft continues, as they seem to have put aside many of their differences over how multi-point web services should be built, deployed and managed. See how the Sun and Microsoft/IBM camps on transport-neutral web services (WS-Addressing) might push forward a lot of stalled web services timetables

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IBM, Sun To Summit Over "Open" Java

IBM says they'll meeting with Sun next week to discuss creating a more "open" Java. News of the meeting follows months of failed attempts between IBM and Sun to unify over an "open" Java tools standards. But, Sun's software VP Jonathan Schwartz called IBM's plan "bonky." Word of the meeting follows an "open letter" sent by IBM to Sun asking to work together on such a project.

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Gosling: Unified Java Tool APIs May Take a Year

James Gosling, the renowned creator of Java, now has a new job at Sun: CTO of the Sun Developer Platform. In that role, he gave his first formal briefing to reporters, noting that the push by the Java Tools Committee to create a unified set of APIs for Java tools vendors could take a year or more. He also revealed that Sun will base its future product line on its Open Source NetBeans platform, and was hopeful that the rift between NetBeans and Eclipse could be mended as talks continue between Sun and IBM.

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Sun Nixes NetBeans/Eclipse Marriage

Java devs hoping for a single, unified Open Source toolkit for working with web services got bad news this week, as execs from Sun's NetBeans and Eclipse.org couldn't reach agreement on how to marry their technologies. One Sun exec said the Sun/Eclipse marriage didn't take place because the parties weren't able to set "common ground [for] mutual development."

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J2EE 1.4 Spec Is Final -- Finally

The J2EE 1.4 spec is final, and downloads will be available Nov. 24. The finalization of J2EE 1.4 comes almost a year after it was delayed to support basic web services standards from the multi-vendor WS-I. But, some J2EE voices say it could also be the beginning of the end of Sun's long-standing separation between church and state, as Sun offers its commercial implementations of the spec. IDN spoke with Sun's Distinguished Engineer Mark Hapner.

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Sun, Microsoft Execs Comment on Sun Joining WS-I

Last week, after almost a year on the sidelines, Sun Microsystems joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), the web services standard group founded by IBM and Microsoft that now boasts more than 150 members. Integration Developer News spoke with senior executives from both Sun and Microsoft to get a sense of what Sun's coming into the WS-I tent will mean to the future harmony between Java and .NET-based web services.

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