"Beehive" Now Officially an Open Source Project: Apache Beehive "BEA Today
Will Open-Source the WebLogic Workshop Application Development Framework"
Just two full working days after its stock crashed by 23 percent - its
biggest drop in more than five years - BEA came out of the corner today
fighting, with the announcement (already revealed by inside sources earlier
today) that it was donating - to what CTO Scott Dietzen referred to as "Open
Source Land" - the first open source application framework targeted at
Java-based Web applications: "Project Beehive."
"Project Beehive," as was reported earlier today by WLDJ, a sister
publication to Web Services Journal, is the name BEA is giving to its release
of the runtime of the application development framework from its WebLogic
Workshop tool, including the controls in Workshop.
Announcing the release to the world today from... (more)
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Executives from IBM, BEA, JBoss, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun debated diverse
aspects of their application server offerings. A discussion of price points,
from the JBoss open-source model which emphasizes service revenues, to the
more traditional business models from most of the other vendors was followed
by a discussion of the technical merits of each platform and how each company
is uniquely striving to serve what it perceives as its customers' needs.
The six industry experts involved in the Shoot-Out this year were Mark Heid
(IBM), G... (more)
What is BPEL? What is XPDL? How are they different? What is the best use for
each? What is BPMN, and why should I care? Which of these are primarily
designed to help IT at a technical level, and which help an organization at a
business level? Amongst the flurry of BPM and Web services standards that
appear to overlap at times, there is a central core of important ones. This
session, led by Keith Swenson, Fujitsu's Chief Architect and Co-Chair of the
Workflow Management Coalition Technical Committee (WfMC), is aimed at lending
clarity to the fuzzy world of BPM and Web services sta... (more)
(January 29, 2002) - Exclusive to Web Services Journal: As IT-watchers across
the board are dubbing Web services "the new IT revolution," Actional has
announced a $26 million third round of venture capital financing. Web
services allow companies to exploit their existing IT infrastructure by
making it available through Internet technology, instead of spending billions
on entirely new systems. The funding underpins Actional's move into the Web
services arena with its flagship Web services product, SoapSwitch.
Actional's technology, already proven as a powerful integration tool, has ... (more)
Most Internet users aren't impressed with Web sites they visit, and
corporations are doing a mediocre job of addressing people's online
expectations, according to a new survey released by professional services
firm Enterpulse. The survey indicates that 66 percent of business people
rarely return to sites where they've had a bad experience. "Companies are not
meeting user expectations on the Web - and so are forever losing potential
customers. That's the Internet death penalty," said Michael W. Reene,
Enterpulse's chairman and CEO.
A majority of business professionals surveyed sai... (more)