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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 highlight how a 100% Java database system such as Apache Derby can play an important role in enabling "offline" and "real-time" rich Internet applications (RIAs) by extending a Grizzly Comet-enabled application such as the browser with secure and elegant storage capability. Mixing Comet Request Proc... (more)

Web Services at Apache Hosts WSRP4J Open Source Project for Remote Portlets.

(September 29, 2003) - The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Specification recently approved as an OASIS Standard is now supported by an open source WSRP4J project organized through the Apache Software Foundation. WSRP "defines a standard for interactive, presentation-oriented web services. It simplifies integration of remote applications/content into portals so that portal administrators can pick from a rich choice of services and integrate it in their portal without programming effort. As a result, WSRP becomes the means for content and application providers to prov... (more)

Eclipse "Pollinate" Project to Integrate with Apache Beehive

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 devel... (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)

ApacheCon Europe Begins July 18

Early registrants to ApacheCon Europe, to be held July 18-22 in Stuttgart, can save more than 200 EUR.  ApacheCon Europe 2005 offers "an immense program consisting of several half-day and full-day tutorials on July 18 and 19 and more than 70 sessions on July 20-22," the Apache Foundation reports. For the fourth consecutive year, half- and full-day pre-conference tutorials offer real world insight, techniques, and methodologies pivotal to the increasing demand for Open Source software. Topics include Scalable Internet Architectures, Web Services, PHP, mod_perl, Apache HTTP Server, J... (more)