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At JavaOne this week, the Eclipse Foundation, along with Instantiations, Inc., and BEA Systems announced the creation of "Pollinate", a new open-source incubator project focused on creating an Eclipse-based development environment and toolset to be named Eclipse Pollinate. Eclipse Pollinate, which will be designed to integrate with Apache Beehive, the industry’s first easy-to-use, cross-container, open-source application framework for building service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and enterprise Java applications is being developed to help enable developers to more easily develop and deploy service-based and J2EE-based applications. Introduced and led by Instantiations, Eclipse Pollinate, combined with Apache Beehive, will be designed to provide developers with a comprehensive, flexible solution for building and running services and applications. Eclipse will provi... (more)

Beehive Code Now Available in Apache

The initial code submission for the Apache Beehive project, the cross-container, open-source application framework for building SOAs and enterprise Java applications, is now available to the public from the Apache Software Foundation. BEA strongly believes Beehive can help enable developers to begin developing and collaborating on SOA-based applications: "With the open-source community adding value to our innovations, we hope to help a greater number of Java developers build and orchestrate J2EE and service-based applications more easily, without having to sacrifice portability ... (more)

"Beehive" Now Officially an Open Source Project: Apache Beehive

BEA Seeks "Ubiquity" Through Open Source Community, Say Its Top Execs Oh Beehive! The Apache Software Foundation, the leading open source community partner for commercial companies, has announced that BEA's "Project Beehive" is now officially an open-source project in the Apache community. Based on the runtime application framework in BEA WebLogic Workshop, what will now be known as Apache Beehive is designed to be the industry's first, easy-to-use, open source foundation for building enterprise Java and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications "Through Apache Beehive, BEA ... (more)

Apache's Tomcat 5.5 is First Release Ever to Use Eclipse JDT Java Compiler

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has unveiled its next-generation Java server, Tomcat 5.5. This first release in the new 5.5 branch, users are warned, is not very stable according to Tomcat's developers. Apache's new Java server does contain some major advances, but many are only partially realized with the release. One of the most significant changes in Tomcat 5.5 is the use of open source Eclipse Java development tools (JDT). Developers are no longer incumbent on Sun's SDK to compile Java. Furthermore, the use of Eclipse JDT means that the full JDK is no longer a requisite... (more)

How to Build RIAs with Apache Derby and Grizzly Comet

There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web, and that it can provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can mimic the functionality provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to be fully integrated: scalable, server-initiated message delivery and client-side storage. Comet Request processing is an advanced technique to enable real-time messaging from a Web server to one or more browsers, databases and services. This session will highligh... (more)