At JavaOne in San Francisco, a battle ensued between BEA Systems CEO Bill Coleman, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. In a truly ugly display of how contentious the application server market has become, they argued over whose product was better, faster, cheaper. The keynote was so rife with charges and countercharges that they had to hold an after-keynote press conference to explain themselves.
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the virtues of the Java programming language, its ROI for business, and its speed of implementation. This keynote speech indicated that there is more to the application server war than meets the eye. The keynote started off innocuously enough, with BEA CEO Coleman speaking about BEA's future proof concept of development. Coleman discussed at length the wonders of J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition), J2SE (Standard Edition), and J2ME (Micro Edition for embedded applications). His presentation was 85% Java