is marking May with the latest update to our Java product line.
The 6.0 releases of ICEbrowser SDK and ICEreader SDK are now generally
available. They incorporate a number of new features including Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) 508 compliance and PDF support. They
also include vastly improved printing capabilities as well as numerous
CSS enhancements such as line layout and background image support.
ICEbrowser SDK is a Java client software development
kit that delivers the most functional Java browser technology available
for the development of Web-enabled applications. It offers a set
of customizable and extendable browser components for developers
of enterprise applications and Web-enabled devices. ICEreader is
a robust HTML/XML Web renderer that enables developers to implement
HTML-centric search and navigation capabilities in a Java application.
This issue of our newsletter contrasts a few J2EE
application development environments. We also add some further reflection
on the Longhorn vs Java debate, with a commentary from Adam Bosworth,
In This Issue
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up the Stacks
Developers who want
to build and manage the deployment of J2EE applications are
both blessed and cursed with choice. They are blessed in that
there are several vendors’ integrated suites from which
to choose, including components ranging from operating systems
to J2EE application servers, databases to portals, and integration
engines to software development tools. Read more at http://www.sdtimes.com/news/101/special1.htm
pumps VC cash into JBoss
Java application specialist JBoss today received a vote of confidence
from Intel - in the shape of a big investment. Intel Capital
joined Accel Partners and Matrix Partners in raising $10m venture
capital for the firm. The money will go on product development
and marketing. Read more at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/05/10/intel_java/.
Just another TLA?
ZapThink examines the role of ESBs within the context
of SOA, and how the nature and relevance of ESBs will necessarily
change as companies migrate towards architectures that inherently
address the challenge of integration. Read more at http://www.zapthink.com/report.html?id=ZAPFLASH-04272004.
Owns Web Services Management?
Does Web services management belong in the domain of
the application platforms, does it belong in the domain of the
system management platforms, or is it truly a new market? Industry
pundits state with absolute certainty that they know the answer.
Unfortunately, they don't all come up with the same answer!
As you would expect, it's not as clear-cut as any one industry
pundit might have you believe. Read more at http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=44666&DE=1.
Gives Early Peek at J2EE 1.5
In a session at the Serverside Java Symposium here, Bill
Shannon, a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc.,
and Graham Hamilton, a vice president and fellow in the Java
platform team at Sun, discussed the specifics of the next version
of the J2EE platform and the ease-of-use features in the current
version of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) platform—J2SE
1.5, also known by the code name "Tiger"—upon
which J2EE 1.5 is based. Read more at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1587714,00.asp.
Bosworth: The World Needs Simpler Java
In a wide-ranging interview, Adam Bosworth,
chief architect and senior vice president of BEA Systems Inc.,
San Jose, Calif., talked to eWEEK senior writer Darryl K.
Taft last month and got candid about his plans for XML at
BEA, competing with Microsoft, BEA's impact on making Java
development easier and lots of other good stuff. Read more
Beta Delayed Until 2005
News of the Longhorn delay followed the company’s
March 10 announcement that SQL Server 2005 (formerly “Yukon”)
and Visual Studio 2005 (formerly “Whidbey”) will
not be released until the first half of 2005. All three were
previously promised for late 2004. Read more at http://www.sdtimes.com/news/101/story4.htm.
to Mozilla: Can’t We All Get Along?
Microsoft's technology evangelist is offering "friendly"
suggestions to Mozilla open source browser groups and calling
for more discussion about how the two sides can benefit from
upcoming enhancements in Longhorn, the next version of Windows.
Read more at http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3350981
announces the release of ICEbrowser 6.0
Continuing to offer customers the most robust web client infrastructure
for the broadest range of applications, ICEsoft Technologies,
the leading provider of Java browser and Java Web access software,
announced release 6.0 of ICEbrowser®-SDK and ICEreader®-SDK.
Release 6.0 is the most accurate and robust Java Web client
rendering technology currently available. It represents the
culmination considerable development effort and refinement
with a number of our key customers in mind, including Cisco,
Oracle, BEA and IBM. Read more at http://www.icesoft.com/corporate/press_release_04_06.html.
announces Java browser support for ADA/Section 508
ICEsoft Technologies Inc., the leading provider of Java browser
and Java Web access software, announced that the new release
of ICEbrowser is compliant with Section 508 of the Federal
Rehabilitation Act. Read more at http://www.icesoft.com/corporate/press_release_04_07.html.
Inc. is the world's leading provider of Java browser and Java
Web access software for enterprise applications, embedded
systems and Web services. ICEsoft and its ICEreader and ICEbrowser
brands are well known in the JAVA development community. Headquartered
in Calgary, Canada, ICEsoft has customers in over 35 countries
and is on the Web at www.icesoft.com.
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