On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?
globe, especially in the Java camp. Java Proponents Respond That is, however, not going to go uncontested by Java proponents. At the BEA eWorld 2002 conference at the end of February, BEA Systems debuted its new Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developer toolset called BEA WebLogic Workshop, formerly code-named Cajun. Additionally, it demonstrated the latest version of its application server, WebLogic Version 7 that features support for J2EE version 1.3 and Web services, with improved security,