"Taking a few jabs at rival Microsoft, Sun Microsystems on
Tuesday showcased eight application-server vendors already shipping
products compliant with its Java 2 Enterprise Edition. Sun
also gave a sneak peek at some of the features that will be
included in the next version of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition
(J2EE) specification, expected to be released in the third
"Vendors such as BEA Systems (Nasdaq: BEAS), Art Technology
Group and SilverStream Software highlighted their own work with the
Java platform. They also talked about their application servers
that are compliant with the J2EE 1.2 specifications, which were
released last year."
"Sun (Nasdaq: SUNW) officials were quick to point out that this
platform is already in deployment, while Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT)
much-talked-about .Net platform is not. "The biggest news today has
to be in the area of delivered products," said Rich Green, Sun's
vice president of Java software development. "