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Comment Re:Horrible article (Score 1) 292

Not to be contentious, but I'm curious...

1) Glassfish is now more popular than JBoss.

Cite? It's tough to get a good feel for these things. The hype around Glassfish has been huge, but I haven't seen developers flocking to actually use it. It's kinda moot anyway because most of the places I've worked at use Spring/Hibernate instead of EJB, and can get by with just a Servlet container.

2) IDEs can bring money to a company indirectly. IBM does more than just consult. They also offer a suite of Java technologies. Eclipse is just Websphere developer studio free edition. Eventually, IBM hopes that you;'ll move up the chain and buy their tools.

I think you've got it backwards there. WebSphere Dev Studio is just a repackaged version of Eclipse with add-ons to integrate with WebSphere AS and related stuff that you can buy from IBM. Granted, IBM started Eclipse, but Eclipse.org was spun off and has been largely separate for years. If nothing else, the fact that Eclipse has been somewhat splintered lately should be proof of a lack of central guidance.

3. I agree with what you said about MySQL, but IBM could still stand to make some money. After all, MySQL has always had paid support. Something that IBM likes to do.

Hehe, and I thought *that* was the shaky point. ;)

Comment Horrible article (Score 2, Interesting) 292

Wow. Just...wow. All IBM gets out of the deal is the Java name. All the other assets are basically bogus, which the market has already figured out.

  1. Glassfish is still pretty much a toy, as far as J2EE app servers go. If users want free, they go with JBoss. If they wanna pay money for scalability and features and support, they already go with IBM's WebSphere.
  2. IDE's don't bring in money for consulting companies. Besides, Eclipse has been the standard for Java development for so long and by such a wide margin that it's barely even a debate except among industry wags. Also...Java IDE's don't compete with Visual Studio. Sheesh!
  3. MySQL is great and all, but if someone's using it, they're probably doing so to *avoid* high consulting and licensing fees.

InfoWorld hits another high score in tech buzzword bingo, but misses the point completely...

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