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internetnews.com: Microsoft, Sun Deal Shows Disparity in J2EE Land

Apr 27, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"The bickering that hindered Java enterprise development in the past has subsided for now, prompted in part by Microsoft.

"A large group of IT firms rooted in J2EE development said Monday that they are putting aside their differences to make sure that compatibility is attainable, now that J2EE version 1.4 is working its way through the marketplace. Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker Sun Microsystems sponsored the press event here, which also brought partners and sometimes rivals IBM, Oracle, BEA, Borland, JBoss and others to the table.

"'This is less about the bitching and moaning and moving past it and saying to the enterprise, 'Let's do something productive,'" John Loiacono, Sun 's new executive VP of software, told internetnews.com. "As an industry and as a company, we've standardized implementation. Now it's about who has the best version of J2EE, who has the fastest, the most secure...'"

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