Yakov Fain's Java Blog
We are approaching 2007and I'll try to predict what's going to happen in
the IT world.
1. Open sourcing Java won't matter - it's a non-event.
2. Ruby and Ruby on Rails won't make it in 2007 either. I still do not see a
compelling reason to switch.
3. AJAX hype is stronger than I thought mainly because of the life support
offered by frameworks like GWT. But still, I'm not going to recommend
enterprise IT shops make any serious investments in AJAX.
4. We are going to see some interesting competition in the RIA arena between
Adobe's Flex and Microsoft's WPF/E. Adobe has more mature technology, while
Microsoft is an established player among enterprise developers. I won't be
surprised if Adobe will dramatically drop the licensing fees for their Flex
5. Java remains the best choice for server-side enterprise development, but
it won... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the R... (more)
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its
globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives,
commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth
of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not... (more)
JBoss has announced winners of the inaugural JBoss Innovation Awards. Winners
were selected in 11 categories based upon their use of the JBoss Enterprise
Middleware Suite (JEMS(TM)) to improve business processes, overcome
technology challenges and enhance their organizations' bottom lines. Nominees
for the award included JBoss users, customers and partners from around the
Category winners will be recognized at a ceremony during JBoss World 2006 in
Las Vegas on June 15 and will present overviews of their projects. During the
conference, attendees will vote among category wi... (more)
"We've seen the Web moving from a publishing paradigm to an e-business
paradigm to an AJAX paradigm." That is the considered verdict of IBM Software
Group's CTO of Emerging Internet Technologies, David Boloker. And he's right:
AJAX is here, it's growing, and it's (potentially) the biggest thing to hit
the i-Technology world since Java.
For those who dislike talk of "paradigm shifts" and suchlike, on principle,
let's examine why this particular shift is more than just marketeering, for
For a start, it's not new...only the name is. Which means that the AJAX
approach - for it... (more)