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(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 communities. The Foundation invites everyone in the J2EE space, both commercial entities and talented individuals, to join the community and build a world-class J2EE implementation. "The Apache Software Foundation is in a unique position to build a J2EE compliant platform," notes Greg Stein,... (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)

Linux.SYS-CON.com "Blast from the Past" No.1: Paul Murphy on Apache & Plan 9

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 Mi... (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)

Ex- Apache Chairman Makes Java JCR Prediction

In an effort to advance Apache Foundation's new Incubator project, "Jackrabbit", Day - an international company, founded in 1993, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange - has announced it has provided Apache the Content Repository API for Java Technology (JCR). Day did so to spur adoption and collaboration of the JSR 170 standard throughout the industry. The Apache Software Foundation's former chairman, Roy Fielding, now Day's lead scientist, has joined the project in a mentoring capacity; as well as acting as Apache's representative in its Incubator project management committee. ... (more)