Peter Wayner, January 2012
Some apps never say die
Despite years in purgatory, some legacy applications just won't quit.
Paul Venezia, July 2011
Google upgrades GWT, Eclipse plug-in
Google Web Toolkit 2.3 adds more HTML5 capability, while Google Plugin for Eclipse features integration with Google services.
Paul Krill, May 2011
Oracle revises plan to shut down Project Kenai
In a revision of what the company had said previously, Oracle now will enable projects hosted on the soon-to-be-shut Project Kenai site to be moved to the java.net site.
Paul Krill, February 2010
Java's future uncertain under Oracle's grip
Would the Java community thrive as well under Oracle's control as it did under Sun Microsystems' control? Vendors of Java products seem split about the question.
Joab Jackson, January 2010
Oracle to provide Sun road map next week
Oracle will provide more details about its plans for Sun Microsystems at an event next Wednesday. Meanwhile, European regulators today signed off on the deal after much back and forth between the two sides.
James Niccolai , January 2010
European Union clears Oracle's purchase of Sun
The European Commission granted Oracle an unconditional approval to take over Sun Microsystems on Thursday, following a controversial and widely criticized examination of the deal.
Paul Meller, January 2010
JetBrains and Electric Cloud offer new build tools
JetBrains and Electric Cloud have announced new build tools that are free for some users.
Martin Heller, December 2009
Sun offers enterprise Java technologies but is silent on Oracle
Sun Microsystems officials introduced last week upgrades to three Java-based technologies, including the company's latest implementation of enterprise Java. But they were silent on the elephant in the room: how the company's efforts might be impacted by the planned acquisition of Sun by Oracle.
Paul Krill, December 2009
Sun, Oracle chiefs vow: Sun technologies will live on
Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison both took the stage at the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 conference Sunday evening to offer reassurances that Sun technologies will not go away should Oracle complete its planned acquisition of Sun.
Paul Krill, October 2009
OpenWorld to shed light on Oracle's Java plans
Oracle's long-term agenda for Java may come into focus next week as the company plans to place Sun's application development technology in the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 spotlight, beginning with Sunday's keynote, which will feature Sun Chairman Scott McNealy and Sun Vice President James Gosling, considered the father of Java, alongside Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Paul Krill, October 2009
XML merging made easy
Get started with an open source tool that lets you use XPath declarations to merge data from build scripts, config files, deployment descriptors and more.
Laurent Bovet, July 2007
TurboLinux to help translate Open XML for Asia
TurboLinux has joined the Microsoft-funded effort to build an Open XML-ODF translator.
Elizabeth Montalban, July 2007
JAVAONE - GlassFish shows open source at its best
GlassFish is the first project to spring from Sun Microsystem Inc.'s decision to open source its Java programming code and Ken Drachnik, one of its chief evangelists, points to the project as a lesson in how open source spurs innovation.
Robert Mullins, May 2007