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How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport: Dominance of Apache means Microsoft won't have the votes to enforce its approach (Linux.SYS-CON.com, 22 September 2003) ¡ª Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Microsoft press release. There¡¯s been a lot of speculation on why this is and whether it even happens. So far, no definitive research provides answers one way or the other. I think there are two explanations. First, the press is largely the victim of a Microsoft marketing strategy that plays o... (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)

CocoBase Enterprise O/R 4.5 Integrates with Apache TOMCAT Server 4.X

(March 27, 2003) - THOUGHT Inc.'s new release of CocoBase Enterprise O/R version 4.5 Service Release 1 is integrated with the Apache Tomcat Server version 4.X. Developers can now use CocoBase to build and manage database access when creating applications to run on the Tomcat Server. CocoBase can be used to persist the full range of data needs in just a few clicks including complex object graphs and entire database schemas, without the need to hand-code JDBC, SQL, Java code, etc. CocoBase enables developers to cut the cost of database access development by up to 85%. The main focu... (more)

Invitation: Join in Apache J2EE Efforts

(August 5, 2003) - The Apache Software Foundation has initiated a project to develop an open source, Apache-licensed implementation of the J2EE specification. In addition, the project is committed to certifying the implementation as J2EE compliant. This ambitious goal will present a challenge for those involved, given the wide range of technologies covered by the specification. The project (tentatively named "Apache Geronimo") builds upon the many Java projects at the Apache Software Foundation. The project brings together leading members of the Castor, JBoss, MX4J, and OpenEJB c... (more)

Apache Axis C++ v1.0 (Alpha) Released

(November 6, 2003) - The Axis C++ Development Team has announced the release of Apache Axis C++ v1.0 (Alpha). This implementation of a C++ SOAP engine provides a stable platform for developing Web services using C/C++ as well as a client side library for developing C/C++ client applications. This release includes:   SOAP engine with both client and server support Partial support for both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 WSDD based deployment with dynamic deployment tools. Support for all basic types, complex types and arrays WSDL2WS tool for building C/C++ components from WSDL Server side ... (more)