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Sun to Rave About Ease of Use at JavaOne. Dev Tool, Community Portal
Designed to Broaden Java's Appeal.
Robert McMillan, InfoWorld
Sun's new developer tool, code-named Project Rave, will be demonstrated
at Sun's JavaOne Conference in San Francisco next week. It will
incorporate the JavaServer Faces Web APIs as well as a number of Java
Web services and database connectivity technologies, all with the aim
of making Java Web services development easier to do. Sun will also go
live with a new open source developer portal called Java.net.
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From: Fred Hapgood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 1:20 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] standardization: bumps in the road
I write articles on science and technology for various
magazines and have an independent interest in
Recently the editors of CIO magazine asked if I would
look into the standardization of XML-based web services
-- a matter of some interest to their
Anyway, as nearly as I can figure out from a tour
of the web, as of June 2003 there are two formal
net services standardization bodies -- bodies
explicitly charged with the standardization mission --
(W3C and Oasis) and two that as a practical matter
have as much clout as anyone (IBM & MS). That makes
Four is not an unprecedentedly large number for an
IT domain, but it is of course not the ideal state,
which is one. So one question is: Are we getting
there? Are we moving in the right direction, away
from it, or are we stuck dead in the water? If the
latter, what can get the sector moving again?
To put the point more generally, what policy issues
does the history of the standardization of xml-based
web services speak to, illustrate, or exemplify??
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