Ease of Use to Be All the Rave at JavaOne
Project Rave will make it easier for developers to write enterprise Java applications.This week at its annual JavaOne developer conference, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make ease of use, community and branding three key elements of its message to developers. On the ease-of-use note, Sun is expected to introduce a new tool code-named Project Rave, which will make it easier for developers to write enterprise Java applications using the JavaServer Faces technology. However, some Sun competitors say the Santa Clara, Calif., company has been listening to too much James Brown and is "Talkin Loud and Sayin Nothin," at least nothing that has not been said before. In fact, BEA Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., which released its WebLogic Workshop tool more than a year ago, will use the JavaOne forum to show and prove the ease-of-use aspects of the Java development tool.
Carl Sjogreen, senior product manager for BEAs WebLogic Workshop, said, "BEA is about proof, about reality, not hype."