What types of Java-centric applications are you developing or
purchasing (or planning to develop or buy)? How will they be used?
Date: Tue Apr 1 23:38:54 PST 1997
Date: Wed Apr 2 06:55:32 PST 1997
Corel Word Perfect for Java will be awesome!!
Date: Wed Apr 2 07:29:06 PST 1997
Java applets used in a Sys Admin Intranet site. Working on one to display
system statistics in real-time. Will query Java applications residing on
other servers to report statistics back to that applet -- in real-time.
Date: Wed Apr 2 14:06:52 PST 1997
Web apps for GIS data.
Date: Wed Apr 2 16:47:59 PST 1997
We will probably be developing a program to provide analysis and
interpretation of results--sort of an online expert. As well, we would
like to put sample tracking and other customer services on the Web--Java
would seem like an ideal technology.
Date: Thu Apr 3 12:59:40 PST 1997
Non mission-critical applications that need data access or a other Java
capabilities through the browser interface.
Date: Mon Apr 7 20:43:39 PDT 1997
Student Information System - virtually ALL interaction with our Student
Information Database will be via Java and CORBA. Java is -vital-
technology! Bravo to Sun for this incredible enabling technology!!!
Date: Mon Apr 7 21:11:33 PDT 1997
Application development, support of cross/& open platform OS,
interoperability of devices & structures ... etc.
Date: Tue Apr 8 00:35:04 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 8 02:55:05 PDT 1997
These are business secrets. Sorry!
Date: Tue Apr 8 06:45:40 PDT 1997
Intelligent Agent based help desk and asset management to be used on
Internet applications (intranets and extranets too).
Date: Tue Apr 8 06:50:42 PDT 1997
Java work system.
Date: Tue Apr 8 07:59:47 PDT 1997
We are porting our C++ code from our PDM (Product Data Mgmt) software to
Java. Matrix from Adra Systems, Inc.
Date: Tue Apr 8 11:02:15 PDT 1997
purchasing Applets/Beans for custom development. Waiting for Office
products to be available; Currently writing database access programs for
the JavaStation we have. More to come after applets are running.
Date: Tue Apr 8 08:26:30 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 8 09:01:57 PDT 1997
GUI, DB connectivity, and graphics on the fly for electronic medical
records, images (e.g., MRI, CT, pathology), and lab results including
statistical analyses on the fly.
Date: Tue Apr 8 11:29:48 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 8 12:07:31 PDT 1997
The first thing we wrote was a simple script to check connectivity and
sendmail, etc. in order page us in the event of a problem. Thing was
written in Java and, yes, it runs on everything from a Sun to an NT box. I
thought your question about whether sun is focusing too much on Java to
be, quite frankly, *stupid*. Unix workstations in general and solaris
running on SPARC in particular were going out the window. I *love* my
Suns, but lets face it: we can get better performance at a cheaper price
on some of the many PC clones out there, it is simply a question of
economies of scale: time is working against Sun's hardware in this
respect. What would I do if I was Scott McNealy? Here is the answer
(listen up Scotty, it's one of your biggest fans here :) a) move
everything to an industry-standard PCI bus, except for the really high-end
stuff (eg. enterprise servers...) b) unless your SPARC division keeps up
or surpasses competitors in performance and cost per chip, dump them.
Concentrate on making Java-chips and accessories. Sounds tough, but that's
life. you don't want to be stuck with lower-performance, higher-cost
chips, that would be utter suicide. This is going to seem sacreligious,
but this is what many people would like to see: a) build some entry-level
(~$6000) machines which make use of Intel processors. That way you can
make money even if people run NT. Furthermore you will be able to sell
more copies of Solaris pre-installed and will be able to prove to your
customers that it actually outperforms NT by forcing it to at least look
at it pre-installed on their machines. Not only that, but you have a
customer support team in place and I think you would have no problem
blowing away Compaq and Dell, etc. in the business market. I have lots
more ideas than just that...
Date: Tue Apr 8 11:25:47 PDT 1997
Considering Java Centric applications that can be run on Windows-NT,
Linux, and Solaris. Corel and Applix. Sun should emphasize the ability of
Java to bring out the full power of UNIX, rather than throwing out the
baby with the bathwater. Java is a very powerful front end and graphical
interface. Unix is a very powerful processing engine. Java should replace
TCL/TK as the "front end of choice" for Unix. The Sunsite applications
could be heavily leveraged using Java for Front-Ends. Spending massive
resources to reinvent the wheel in Java is a senseless waste of precious
resources that should be used to break the Microsoft Windows/Visual-Basic
lock on the market with a Unix/Java combination. Sun should encourage
integration of Java/Linux and prepare for strategic migration Java/Solaris
when support, reliability, and high performance are required.
Date: Tue Apr 8 14:58:46 PDT 1997
Cute Java toys on the 'Net. Sadly, that's about all I've seen.
Date: Wed Apr 9 07:09:00 PDT 1997
Online inquiry processing for information on the university and its
Date: Wed Apr 9 07:52:12 PDT 1997
Porting a dumb terminal application to Web browsers, moving some logic
into the browser/client side to make the port simpler.
Date: Wed Apr 9 14:17:23 PDT 1997
At the moment I only work (training) with WorkShop with capital letters, I
wrote so because the construction in this is excellent.
Date: Wed Apr 9 15:27:35 PDT 1997
We are developing a DMS system using Java applications as clients. These
will be used for utility companies, initially if not exclusively for power
Date: Wed Apr 9 16:14:35 PDT 1997
We are developing Java-based applications for change control management
and supply chain management. I have heard rumors that Sun does not allow
the use of Java within its intranet and even has specially modified web
browsers that don't support Java. Is this true?
Date: Wed Apr 9 21:38:35 PDT 1997
Not sure yet. I am a contractor working for LSI Logic. They said I would
be implementing the JavaStations. I hope that includes some Java
programming. I wish Sun would put a lot of effort to build pure Java office
automation stuff (like Microsoft office) in an effort to give Bill Gates
some more competition. Let's face it MIS manager buy in to Marketing hype
(hey they are buying NT) so the more Sun talks up JAVA (in the press) the
better. Just don't give on on UNIX it's my livelihood.
Date: Thu Apr 10 01:20:33 PDT 1997
GIS, System Administration, Office Applications, Internet
Date: Thu Apr 10 07:29:17 PDT 1997
We will be developing and possibly buying Java based applications that
will help telecommunications network managers and engineers do their jobs
anywhere and on any platform. Our strategic architecture plan is to build
on the foundation we have already laid in automating network management
and proactive network healing by using Java's object-oriented, cross-
platform and scalable characteristics to help us provide the best telecomm
network management in the industry.
Date: Thu Apr 10 13:00:27 PDT 1997
Developing release 1.1 of in-house benefits administration system as well
as other I.T. web-based systems.
Date: Sun Apr 13 20:58:13 MET DST 1997
We will be using Lotus Kona applications in production soon. We are using
lotus domino servers and Kona Java-beans based technology in
development/testing NOW. Roll out to our expected 22000 user base will be
anytime real soon now.
Date: Thu Apr 17 06:08:40 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 22 08:58:34 PDT 1997
GUI front ends. You didn't add a box for additional comments, so I'll just
add them here... I have no problem with more Java as long as it's BUG
FREE. The Solaris JDK is sooo buggy my brain hurts.
Date: Tue Apr 22 10:15:37 PDT 1997
The Java computing model is the only model that has been presented to date
that has the potential to scale to the planet. There are several pieces
that need to start rolling out. Cheap bandwidth, especially to the home,
performance chips with multimedia, and maturing of the applications. Java
stations need to be priced below PCs and without any loss in performance. X
terminals failed because the initial purchase price was not lower. What do
we need? Shrink-wrap office suites, remote access, disconnected
processing, high performance 3D graphics, a general use CAD/CAM package,
Joe user level development tools.
Date: Tue Apr 22 09:39:04 PDT 1997
Science data retrieval and data visualization.
Date: Tue Apr 22 09:48:36 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 22 10:48:46 PDT 1997
Software development tools for embedded systems (I.E. visual linker).
Date: Tue Apr 22 13:03:01 PDT 1997
Developing a Java access client for our database product
Date: Tue Apr 22 13:49:25 PDT 1997
An Electronic CAD tool for back-end, to be used over our intranet.
Date: Tue Apr 22 15:29:15 PDT 1997
I don't know.
Date: Tue Apr 22 16:13:31 PDT 1997
Learning language using V.J++(input error,,,will switch to 100% Java
tool). C.Comerford:"ALL NEW CODE SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN JAVA!!!" END OF
STORY.. I agree. BYE/BYE GATES AND GROVE ...HELLO JAVA WORLD!!!
Date: Tue Apr 22 17:18:43 PDT 1997
We have both Macs and PCs on desktops (with Sun servers). We are looking
at using Java and Web technologies for our internal systems.
Unfortunately, the biggest issue holding us up at present is the abysmal
state of Netscape's Java virtual machine on the Mac. We want to stay with
Netscape, but are being forced to consider switching to Microsoft's
Internet Explorer because Netscape's Java VM on the Mac is so slow and
buggy as to be unusable.
Date: Tue Apr 22 17:27:52 PDT 1997
How about a comments section? John Gage didn't give a keynote, perse. He
moderated. And what about Jeff Johnson's keynote at JO '97? It was
Date: Tue Apr 22 17:19:54 PDT 1997
Sun, please give us a break. Java is MAYBE, MAYBE on a good day an alpha
quality language. You've built an industry out of nothing. As a result,
your OS has suffered. Our SPARC/Solaris systems are being replaced
ENTIRELY by DEC Digital Unix and Intel/FreeBSD. It is unfortunate but a
Date: Tue Apr 22 18:39:39 PDT 1997
Data Access Infomaker.
Date: Tue Apr 22 18:57:46 PDT 1997
Date: Tue Apr 22 19:36:33 PDT 1997
An Authentication module for client access over the Internet.
Date: Wed Apr 23 00:58:37 PDT 1997
We are studying and finding ways to teach Java as THE structured and
object oriented programming language of THE future. Thanks. Get a Java-CPU
Date: Wed Apr 23 14:31:33 PDT 1997
Charts, Database Access Productivity Apps - via Java station
Date: Sun May 18 18:07:58 PDT 1997
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