security, Longhorn, and shuffles in the J2EE industry continue to
dominate the press. From our perspective, and from many others as
well, Java offers a compelling solution for secure web applications.
Microsoft seems determined to get Longhorn out in
2006 by decoupling Avalon and WinFS. Will Sun’s interoperability
plans with Microsoft have any bearing on this?
On another note, ICEsoft will be releasing the latest version of
ICEpdf shortly. Check out the details below.
In This Issue
Wireless Catching a Wave?
Growth for wireless IT development
has been plagued by false starts for years. But now, a recent
survey by Evans Data Corp. suggests there may be hope. J2ME
development is at a new high, and has grown by 33% in just
six months, fueled by less hassle and more devices for the
Java mobile runtime. Read more.
Technologies with Business Results
Everyone is familiar with the hangovers
from overinvestment of technology in the 1990s: the latest exciting
developer productivity software sitting on the shelf unused
and multimillion dollar projects ready to deploy that were cancelled
because the world had changed. When the economy swung down and
budgets were tightened, it became painfully clear just how much
money was lost to ill-conceived projects and purchases. Read
Services Spec Could Lead to Others
If BEA, IBM, SAP and Sun are right, their WS-Addressing
specification will lay the foundation for a whole host of Web
services specifications, particularly those for security, transactions,
asynchronous interactions and reliable communications. Read
Web Services Requires Out-of-box Thinking
Everything that makes XML an attractive Web services
and integration tool can also open dangerous pathways so hackers
may gain access to critical services and back-office systems.
Read more here.
Web Services a Sound Business Practice
Threats to XML Web services don't follow the conventions
of traditional network or e-mail attacks. Therefore, network
administrators and developers are forced to think outside the
box in order to keep those messages safe as they traverse an
enterprise network. Read more here.
a Component Market or Rich Client Emerge for Java?
The failure of a component market to emerge for the
Java community troubles some people. There are signs of progress
in two approaches: that of Eclipse, and JSR 198. Mike Milinkovich
of Eclipse, and Mike Burba of Compuware give their 2 cents on
the issue. Read more
Appoints Wai Wong to Run Product Division
BEA announced that Wai Wong has joined BEA as executive
vice president, products. Bringing 22 years of technology
industry experience, Wong’s responsibility will be to
oversee the planning, integration and delivery of BEA product
solutions for the global market. Read more at this
Announces 2006 Target Date for Broad Availability Of Windows
"Longhorn" Client Operating System
Microsoft Corp. today announced it will target broad
availability of the Windows® client operating system code-named
"Longhorn" in 2006, and make key elements of the Windows
WinFX™ developer platform in "Longhorn" available
for Windows XP and Windows Server™ 2003. Read more
WinFS Decoupled for Windows Shorthorn
Two mainstays of Windows Longhorn will be 'decoupled'
from the 2006 release, with Microsoft dropping the WinFS storage
and query system. Originally intended to be a full-blown replacement
for the NTFS file system that put a database at the heart of
Windows, WinFS will now be available as an add-on no sooner
than 2007 for Longhorn, XP and Windows 2003. Read the full article
Microsoft to Reveal New Interoperability Plans Next Month
Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have rescheduled the
phase-one rollout of their interoperability pact to October
as the companies weigh additional areas of cooperation. At a
Sun briefing about its upcoming Solaris 10 upgrade, a Sun marketing
executive hinted that Sun and Microsoft aim to enhance interoperability
between their platforms' file systems, as well as other areas.
Read the article
to Release ICEpdf 1.1
ICEsoft Technologies, Inc. is pleased
to announce that ICEpdf™ 1.1 will soon be available.
ICEpdf is a 100 percent Java software development kit for rendering
PDF documents. ICEpdf can be used as a standalone document viewer
or as a lightweight component tightly integrated into Java applications.
ICEpdf can also be combined with ICEbrowser® SDK to view
PDF content embedded in HTML. The 1.1 release of this multi-platform
PDF viewer technology will support Acrobat standard security.
The new security API will also control access to document information
and permissions. Customers with current maintenance agreements
may download the latest version by accessing the customer login
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