Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

Gartner's Latest Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant - Oracle's leadership

The latest Gartner magic quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers is out (dated September 2011) and Oracle is rated Top Leader ahead of IBM on both "Ability to Execute" and "Completeness of Vision".

The Gartner document obviously lists WebLogic Suite, Oracle Coherence, Oracle TopLink, and Oracle Exalogic as contributing to this top spot but also GlassFish which is mentioned multiple times.


Tuesday Feb 06, 2007

ClassLoader Magic - JAX-WS/JAXB 2.1 on JDK6 Without Using Endorsed Standards

Picture with ClassLoader's Magic

Since Java SE 6 includes JAX-WS 2.0 and JAXB 2.0 the straight-forward way to upgrade to the updated maintenance specifications requires using endorsed standards. But Kohsuke has figure out a way to apply some ClassLoader Magic so that this is not necessary. The result is a transparent experience.

ClassLoaders have always been part of the trickiest part of the Java platform; see for example this report from the First JavaOne; I'm looking forward to having a moment to read carefully Kohsuke's description.