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Frank Cohen's Blog Rod Johnson of Spring fame has posted The Power of Adoption: Why No Company is Big Enough to Deny Developers What They Want to talk about two big software company acquisitions that were announced today. Oracle announced it is buying BEA. And Sun announced it bought MySQL. For BEA, I was hoping they would succeed at combining the power of JRockit with AquaLogic to build scalable workflow (ala BPM) services. Instead, we users and developers will be waiting for years to see WebLogic and AquaLogic integrated into the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. For MySQL, I was hoping for an IPO. My company, PushToTest, is an open-source software publisher and I was looking to MySQL to show me the way to go really big. $1 Billion just does not sound like that much considering Oracle is currently worth $113 Billion. Actually a lot of us in the OSS space were looking... (more)

Sun Blew its "iPhone" Java Opportunity to AJAX

Frank Cohen's Blog Today is US Independence day and I stopped at the Apple store to see the iPhone, and ask questions about the new MacBook Pro. I wanted to see the iPhone in person to learn what I should expect from mobile phone people interaction and feature sets. And I wanted to learn which MacBook Pro model I'll be upgrading to in the next few weeks. iPhone is beautiful. It is smaller than I expected. Just a little larger than my current Samsung D807. iPhone has a nice feel and the touch keyboard worked very well for my big fingers. iPhone was suprisingly hot - temperature wis... (more)

First Major Overhaul of Jython in Four Years Announced

Frank Cohen's Blog Jython 2.2 is the first major overhaul of the Jython dynamic scripting language in 4 years. Jython 2.2 implements the internal architecture of Python 2.2 and includes numerous features from Python 2.3. Jython is a Java implementation of the Python language. It allows users to compile Python source code to Java byte codes, and run the resulting bytecodes on any Java Virtual Machine. Jython 2.2 has support for most of Python 2.2 and numerous features from Python 2.3. The new release - the first major overhaul in 4 years - includes many major changes: new-style c... (more)

Back by Popular Demand, AJAX Bootcamp in Santa Clara, California!

Frank Cohen's Blog I will be teaching a one day Bootcamp course on Ajax at the AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 23, 2007. Details are at I will be expanding the Ajax construction tools section from the Ajax Bootcamp I taught in New York at the SOA World conference. I am very impressed with TIBCO GI and Sun jMaki -Frank SYS-CON Events has created a hands-on, immersive learning experience for all Web developers who want to know the how, what, and why of the tools and concepts behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), ... (more)

Ubuntu 1, Windows 0

Frank Cohen's Blog PushToTest is setting up a new test lab to check builds of TestMaker. We bought Toshiba Satellite (A216) laptops for the lab. We tried installing Windows XP over the pre-installed Windows Vista. Toshiba does not provide XP device drivers for the laptop and they actively discouraged me in doing so in a support call. In the end I found no way to get the network adaptor to function under Windows XP and had to reinstall Vista. This made me wonder how much work is involved in producing XP drivers for a laptop? I installed Ubuntu on the Toshiba laptop. Ubuntu instal... (more)