Archivos para 12 junio 2008

Sun libera JCAPS 6 con la suite MDM

Debido a mi actual trabajo necesito esta herramienta para trabajar y la verdad es que mi opinión sobre ella deja un poco que desear. El problema no es lo potente o no que es…sino lo complicado que es desarrollar con calidad y rapidez sobre ella.

Partiendo de que su editor es un NetBeans 4, y que no hay ayuda sobre el desarrollo, ni te permite moverte entre métodos de una manera fácil ni da demasiadas ayudas…ni siquiera coloca los imports necesarios cuando necesitas una clase en concreto…por no hablar de otro tema importante: el repositorio…es de lo antiguo, es decir yo bloqueo el fichero con el que trabajo, me permite sacar las diferencias entre versiones en un fichero que crea nuevo y que nadie entiende (yo no al menos) y finalmente excepciones que saltan porque sí, lentitud en la compilacion porque realiza verificaciones de todo los elementos del repositorio…vamos que realmente trabajas sobre ello el 60% de la jornada laboral, el resto a esperar que termine con las compilaciones, builds de la aplicacion y carga de fuentes en el editor…una maravilla.

Tras unos cuantos años en esta profesion me encuentro con que he vuelto a trabajar como hace 4 años.

Pero no todo es malo, Sun compró esta herramienta y tras un tiempo y un par de versiones por fin saca una version, la 6 que está ya integrada con los productos de Sun…por fin ha llegado el momento.

Aqui dejo la noticia que me ha llegado de esta version…tan esperada y que no sé cuánto tiempo tardaré aún en poder usar (de momento parece que dejo la version 5.1.2 y paso a la 5.1.3, que ya contaré qué tal funciona.

On Tuesday Sun Microsystems released the latest version of its
business integration and service-oriented architecture package. Version
6 of the Java Composite Application Platform Suite (JCAPS) bundles
several technologies designed to provide “an open and extensible
platform” for developing software infrastructures using an SOA
approach.

JCAPS 6 is built on a modular enterprise service bus (ESB) based on
the Java Business Integration (JBI) standard in Sun’s Open ESB project.
ESBs often serve as foundation for a service-oriented architecture
(SOA), enabling different components to connect with each other through
messaging, mediation, routing, etc. The suite also bundles an
intelligent event processor with the ability to identify trends and
pattern in real time, plus new business process management features
that support BPEL 2, support for the latest version of the Sun’s
GlassFish enterprise server and support for the NetBeans integrated
development environment (IDE).

“This is the next evolution of our platform and one of the only open
source offerings of its kind,” said Ashesh Badani, director of Sun’s
SOA group.

Also available in this release as an optional part of the JCAPS 6
bundle is Sun’s first master data management (MDM) offering. The MDM
suite, also available as a stand-alone product, is designed to provide
a 360-degree view of an organization’s “master data,” the data that
define a business entity (customer, subscriber, citizen, etc.). MDM
refers to a series of processes designed to ensure that master data is
kept up to date and coordinated across an enterprise. As Sun puts it,
“With the ability to create single views of their master data and
support for various industry models, organizations can benefit by
identifying their most valuable customers and implementing
opportunities to cross-sell and up-sell their products and services.”

The MDM suite is based on Mural, an open source project based on
technology Sun acquired three years ago with its purchase of
application integration company SeeBeyond. In JCAPS 6, Sun updates
SeeBeyond’s Integrated Composite Application Network (ICAN) technology.

“MDM is something that had existed in SeeBeyond software since the
mid-’90s,” observed Dan Sholler, vice president of research at Gartner.
“We just didn’t call it that back then.”

This version of JCAPS is the first to fully exploit that
acquisition, Sholler added. In fact, he sees JCAPS 6 as Sun’s first
true application infrastructure suite. “The original version of JCAPS
wasn’t really a suite,” he said. “They just sort of put a whole bunch
of stuff in a bag. This version is made of things that were designed to
work together.”

Sun claims that JCAPS is the first software suite of its kind with
true open source credentials, and that’s a fair claim, Sholler said.
“We’ve seen a growing interest when it comes to SOA-style
infrastructure in open source,” Sholler commented. “The attitude toward
open source has definitely changed in the recent past. More companies
are taking open source solutions seriously for mission critical
situations. Sun might be poised to take advantage of that change.”

“Open source is core to our strategy of increasing our market
penetration,” said Mark Herring, Sun’s vice president of software
infrastructure marketing. “It allows us to reach developers and
companies that would never have thought of it before. It’s about
acquiring new customers while providing the same advantages to our
existing customers. It’s one of the big reasons we went down the
open-source path.”

NaviRobo de Fujitsu olfatea cerveza y te dice dónde encontrar más

Increible….un robot que incluye un acelerómetro(“ooh, es tá lleno de baches”), un sensor de luz (“no olvides apagar las luces”), y navegación guiada por voz con la habilidad de señalar el camino y mostrar puntos de interés. Incluso un detector de alcohol en el aliento y problablemete te golpee en la yugular como castigo.

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