9 posts categorized "loggerheads"


JBossAS Wins Endorsement From IBM FUD Division

I've got to hand it to the folks at Redhat/JBoss.  They've done a stellar job creating an open sourced application server that has taken the world by storm.  So much so that not only have SpringSource and Sun declared war on JBoss but now IBM has entered the fray with a 12-page whitepaper detailing why WebSphere AppServer customers considering a switch to IBM should run screaming into the night in fear.

This is a well-crafted piece of FUD designed to remind management at some of the industries that have long been customers of IBM that you can look but you mustn't ever touch. More than half of the document provides various industry-specific examples of why banks, insurers, and retailers mustn't even think of a switch to The Raleigh Horror for it will not only rob you of your livelihoods but will also damage your souls. Nicely done, IBM, and, again, a tip of the hat to JBoss for the work that they've done.


The Fight Continues!! - JBoss vs. SpringSource

While trolling through my feed subscriptions, I ran across this post entitled:  "EE6 Has Been Approved, Yet…"  It's been a while since I've read anything in "print" regarding my imaginary Sun Microsystems vs. JBoss vs. SpringSource war so regardless of the message this post intended to convey, I am reading the unfinished thought signified by the ellipsis in the title as "EE6 Has Been Approved, Yet SpringSource Sucks".  

Shortly thereafter, the following post showed up on Enter The JBoss Matrix.  In it, the post's author congratulates all, even the "No" voter and the two "Abstain" voters while again alluding to SpringSource's silence.  

The "Where's SpringSource" attention was apparently enough to attract the attention of developer.com, who apparently asked SpringSource what the deal was, which you can read about in the post "What's Wrong With JavaEE 6?".  I must warn you though that even though they spoke with SpringSource chief Rod Johnson, they seemed completely satisfied with his "JEE6 is still kinda sucky" response and didn't feel it was necessary to go into detail on the reasons for this suckiness.  Too bad for developer.com because this probably could have resulted in a story that could have been broken up into one of those multi-page, multi-ad impression generating articles that sites love!

I have been doing some independent research on my own here and I am happy to say that SpringSource has not been silent.  Shortly before news broke that Java Enterprise Edition 6 was approved, SpringSource had this to say:  "Spring 3.0.0 Release Candidate 3 Now Available".


Sun Publishes Glassfish vs. JBoss Comparison Guide

Poor Redhat.  First SpringSource declares war and now Sun is joining in.  Today Sun made available a 14 page Glassfish vs. JBoss Comparison Guide, (Sun login required to download).  Check it out.  It actually makes for pretty interesting reading and if I was eager to see Redhat/JBoss's response to SpringSource, they've now got me besides myself with excitement waiting to hear how they respond to both SpringSource and Sun!  It's going to be epic!!