The J2EE community gathered Monday in San Francisco to celebrate the launch of Version 1.4, as well as to tease the ease-of-use direction of next years J2EE Version 1.5. Does that mean 1.4 isnt easy to use?
The event was also a parade of a bewildering set of conflicting Java vendor strategies. You need a scorecard to sort them all out. Heres mine, with a quick snapshot of the players, to help you keep them straight at JavaOne this June.
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