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Java Web Services and XML

We (Sun bloggers) thought there would be no news reports on Sun open sourcing the AppServer until the beginning of JavaOne tomorrow morning but it seems the news are out there (see [1] for example). I don't know if this was intentional or not - some of the initial pieces came from NZ, so maybe somebody didn't indicate what TZ the release date was? - but, in any case, we checked (blogging by...
on Jun 27, 2005
I've added brief blurbs for six additional developers to the developers page for the JWSDP community. The developers added are: Alan Hudson Lexi Valikov Ben Gordon Don Brutzman John Swift Kirill Grouchnikov My intention is to have descriptions for all developers in this page. This will take some time, but I wanted to get started before JavaOne. Incidentally, although not all JWSDP...
on Jun 25, 2005
The JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 forum has been renamed to JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0 to be consistent with the rename of JAX-RPC 2.0 to JAX-WS 2.0. To read about the JAX-RPC 2.0 rename to JAX-WS 2.0 read my blog entry here. The JAXB and JAX-WS developement teams had worked very hard to release early access 2 of these technologies yesterday. Please download JAXB 2.0 EA2 and JAX-WS 2.0 EA2 and...
on Jun 23, 2005
Java API for XML Web Services 2.0 Standard Implementation Early Access 2 was released yesterday. Although JAX-WS 2.0 CVS repository is available for over a month on, this is a milestone build indicating a new chunk of functionality from EA. In terms of new features, SOAP 1.2, MTOM, and swaRef support has been added. Several new samples (fromjava-soap12, fromwsdl-soap12, mtom, and mtom-...
on Jun 23, 2005
The public review of Common Annotations for the Java Platform is now available at Please send comments / feedback to The review closes on July 25th 2005.
on Jun 22, 2005
The JAX-WS 2.0 Public Review version of the specifcation has been posted to the JCP and is open for review until 18 July 2005. Please download it and let us know what you think. You can send an email to:, or post a message to the JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 forum on
on Jun 22, 2005
JAX-WS 2.0 Early Access 2 is now available. This version of JAX-WS provides support for SOAP 1.2, MTOM and Swaref. This is also the first implementation of a dynamic runtime that does not rely on non portable artifacts. We have removed the wsdeploy tool since we no longer generated non portable artifacts. We have redefined the RI's deployment descriptor used on stand alone servlet containers...
on Jun 22, 2005
The Java Web Services Developer Pack community on groups a number of inter-related Java projects in the Web Services and XML area at Java.Net that either implement the core Java WS and XML APIs or that take advantage of them to provide additional functionality to the developer community. These projects will be presented by Eduardo, Kohsuke and me during the The Web Services Stack from...
on Jun 19, 2005
Wednesday, Sun announced its Service Registry. This product is based on the freebXML Registry project at SourceForge that is implementing the complete OASIS ebXML Registry specifications as defined by the OASIS ebXML Registry Technical Committee. This project is part of the JWSDP community but the project has been ongoing for quite some time and its code repository is located at SourceForge....
on Jun 17, 2005

Java Desktop

After almost exactly one year of waiting, it's finally here. Version 0.2 of the Saverbeans SDK and Saverbeans Screensaver Pack have just been released! You can download the latest SDK from the JDIC project on And of course you can download the latest screensavers from the...
on Jun 25, 2005
I don't know about you, but I find conference program guides and websites somewhat difficult to use. There are just so many sessions in so many different areas that it's tough to wade through the universe of possibilities and figure out where I'm actually supposed to be at any given time (besides looking for a good cup o' coffee, of course). To that end, we wanted to give you a condensed...
on Jun 23, 2005
I was in a technical meeting recently, with about a dozen developers, and the discussion topic turned to AJAX. We were seated at tables in the usual presenter-in-the-center horsehoe configuration. Each participant was ensconced in a defensive posture, behind a big laptop. The tenor of technical meetings has changed over the years, thanks to technology. Complex adjustable office chairs...
on Jun 17, 2005

Global Education and Learning

As I mentioned in an earlier post, at JavaOne this year I'll be presenting a Birds-of-the-Feather session on Monday night (June 27th) at 9:30pm, entitled "The JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". I'll be talking about who the players, products, and organizations involved in the JSF community are, what they are doing, and how the community is growing. (You can view a detailed description at the JavaOne...
on Jun 25, 2005


My name is Patrick Keegan. I've been a NetBeans IDE technical writer for the past six years. I'm starting this web log to communicate my impressions from JavaOne 2005 and I imagine I'll continue with it as long as I feel like I have something unique to say in this ever increasingly densely populated blogosphere. Today I'll start with a round of shameless self-promotion and get that out of the way...
on Jun 23, 2005

Java Enterprise

Java Business Integration, JSR 208, will probably lead to a new crop of JBI-based ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)offerings. One of the first is ObjectWeb's Celtix (donated by IONA). For me, JBI's advent will probably be a really good thing. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is a paradigm, not a product. I've bought into the SOA paradigm hook-line-and-sinker, but getting from vision to reality...
on Jun 22, 2005
I've spent the last two or three years doing a large amount of client-side Java development. In that world, there are a number of techniques for partitioning the various JARs that compose the application into distinct class loader domains. For example, using the Eclipse RCP, you can define your application as a set of plug-ins and define exactly which JARs *other* plug-ins can see. Consider the...
on Jun 17, 2005

Java Tools

So, let's take a look at the list of 219 bugs fixed in the latest release candidate for 3.1 version. 159 (that's right, seventy two percent) have been fixed by IBM employees in four different countries. The list for EMF (open and closed bugs) contains 877 entries, all of them assigned to IBM mail addresses. The list for Hyades (open and closed) contains 3534 bugs, almost all of them for IBM...
on Jun 21, 2005
There's a first time for everything. Blogging at will be a first for me soon, starting at JavaOne in late June. For the past year, the focus of my writing assignments at Sun Developer Network ( has been on Sun Java Studio Enterprise, identity management, and security, mainly articles on which I collaborate with Sun engineers. I look forward to the blogging experience...
on Jun 20, 2005

Mac Java

In his blog, John Kheit, gives us some very interesting points about Apple's switch to Intel. Most of the points are on the negative side (seems like he is hoping for the best as a Mac fan, but he is worried). There is something missing in his commentary: Fans of the Mac and the experience of the Mac. Let's look at the fans first. My girlfriend's mother, Grace, is a Mac fan. John Kheit gives...
on Jun 17, 2005


This week the JXTA community executed an impressive "triple-play", releasing simultaneously, for the first time in the project history, 3 different implementations of the JXTA P2P protocols. The 3 implementations are fully compliant and interoperable enabling the deployment of self-organizing, scalable, and secure P2P applications on devices ranging from sensors, phones, ipods, PDAs, PCs, TVs,...
on Jun 17, 2005