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Anybody starting a war with Red Hat better watch out. Its board has named General H. Hugh Shelton (US Army Retired), a two-term former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as its chairman replacing former CEO Matthew Szulik. Shelton's been on the Red Hat board since 2003 and was previously its lead director. He currently serves on the audit and compensation committees. ... (more)

Showtime: Bringing the Co-Web to a Screen Near You!

The Co-Web, the collaborative, media converged Web, is upon us. The Co-Web is interpersonal; it is about getting work done together. It is much more than surfing a YouTube/Google Map mashup while Twittering with co-workers. Showtime uses those same technologies to build a Co-Web page where we all interact on the same data at the same time, see the same context and make better decisions as a result. A Showtime Co-Web application uses the same standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet remakes the mashup as the Co-Web. For the Co-Web - It's Showtime! Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM's Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both Web standards and implementations. He was an... (more)

AJAX Tag Events and Listeners

Today we're going to talk about two features of JSF 2.0's f:ajax tag: the event attribute and the listener attribute. The use of both of these is really, really simple - so I'll just briefly cover the basics, and then launch directly into the sample code. The "event" attribute of the ajax tag indicates which event to use to trigger the ajax request. There are any number of possible events allowed: You can use the standard browser DOM events (like click, change, keyup, etc. You can also use two special event values - action and valueChange. These two special values correspond to the same events that happen on the server side in JSF. On the client side, action is typically mapped to click, while valueChange is mapped to change or click, depending on the component. The "listener" attribute of an ajax tag is a method that is called on the server side every time the ajax ... (more)

JSF 2, Custom Java Components, and AJAX Behaviors

Unlike most of my blog posts, where I try to describe the easiest possible way to do things, in this posting, I'll instead go over a Java-based custom JSF component that responds to the Ajax tag. The reason being that there simply aren't any examples out there of how to do this, and at least two people have expressed interest in finding exactly out how this is done. I'd advise anyone considering doing this to make really sure that you can't do the same thing in a Composite Component (you usually can), but sometimes, a Java-based custom JSF component is going to be required. We're going to cover the following topics here, and it's going to be a little more code than usual, but I suspect that this will end up saving some folks a bunch of time, so lets plow forward. I'll cover: Ajax listeners Facelet components Integrating the two First, the AJAX Listener An AJAX listen... (more)

FPL Selects Siemens' Advanced, Next-Generation H-Class Gas Turbine Technology for Two Plant Modernization Projects in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light (FPL) has contracted Siemens Energy to supply six 60-Hz H-class gas turbine-generator packages for the modernization of its Riviera Beach and Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Centers in Florida, as well as a 15-year service agreement for all turbines. Each power plant will utilize three 274 MW-rated SGT6-8000H gas turbines. With an efficiency of approximately 60 percent in combined cycle operation, this advanced, next-generation gas turbine technology offers highly flexible operation and industry-leading efficiency, thus leading to a 50 percent reduction in the rate of CO2 emissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) "We look forward to modernizing our Riviera Beach and Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Centers in Florida using Siemens' advanced, highly... (more)

Chrome Drops H.264

Google is dropping support for H.264 from its Chrome browser in favor of WebM, its own open source, royalty-free codec, as well as the Xiph.org Foundation's Theora widgetry because they're open source and the currently free but patent-bearing H.264, arguably the web's video standard, ain't. Google blogged that "We expect even more rapid innovation in the web media platform in the coming year and are focusing our investments in those technologies that are developed and licensed based on open web principles. To that end, we are changing Chrome's HTML5 support to make it consistent with the codecs already supported by the open Chromium project. Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable op... (more)

Altaworks and H&W Announce Strategic Development

(April 7, 2003) – Altaworks Corporation and H&W Computer Systems have formed a multi-faceted partnership. Under terms of the agreement, H&W will license Altaworks Panorama™ technology to manage the application performance of enterprises with data centers built around IBM platforms. Through the partnership, Altaworks also will license H&W-developed IBM mainframe components that will expand the breadth of the application environments supported by Altaworks’ key technologies, including support for products such as WebSphere, DB2, and CICS deployed on OS/390 and z/series mainframe systems. The collaboration between the two companies combines the expertise of Altaworks in the distributed application management market with H&W’s long history of success in working with large enterprises. As a result, the companies will provide a comprehensive solution to the growing number... (more)

Xandros Aims at "Desktop-Driven Businesses" with Version 2.5

Xandros has just announced the release of version 2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS. Maintaining its strong user focus and a concern for compatibility with legacy systems, Xandros Desktop 2.5 now offers an upgraded CrossOver Office 3.0.1., supporting Lotus Notes 6.5.1, Microsoft Project 2000/2002, and Microsoft Outlook XP. Current Xandros Desktop OS users can perform a single-click upgrade of CrossOver Office with Xandros Networks, the company says. Windows compatability has been upgraded: the 2.5 upgrade to the Deluxe and Business versions of the Xandros Desktop OS includes a special Xandros edition of CrossOver Office 3.0.1 to run Microsoft Office and other key Windows software. All versions of the Xandros Desktop OS now include Linux kernel 2.4.24 and version 1.6 of the Mozilla communications suite. "The Xandros Desktop OS excels in seamless network integration and cr... (more)

BEA Verifies H&W's Integration into WebLogic

Boise-ID-based H&W Computer Systems announced that its Web application diagnostics tool, DiagnoSys, has completed the BEA Validation Program. As a result, it is now verified to integrate with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1. Customers can now rest assured knowing that DiagnoSys has been shown to integrate into BEA's infrastructure arena. Completion of the program implies that H&W's enterprise software has received BEA's genuine stamp of approval.   John Baisch, senior product manager for DiagnoSys, said, "Now, organizations that use BEA can be reassured that DiagnoSys is designed to perform very well in their environment." He went on to explain how the product and can help clients. "DiagnoSys can provide in-depth performance analysis of not only the BEA application server but the entire applicati... (more)

New World Record for Large-Scale Data Management Set by Oracle and HP

"Oracle Database 10g Release 2 continues Oracle's track record of performance leadership on HP Integrity servers, providing customers with the highest performance at the best value," said Richard Sarwal, Oracle's vice president, Server Performance, as Oracle and HP announced a new world record TPC-H three terabyte data warehousing benchmark result for Oracle Database 10g Release 2 on HP Integrity servers, demonstrating both companies' ability to manage large-scale data warehouses. Running on a single HP Integrity Superdome server with 64 Intel Itanium 2 1.6 GHz processors with 9MB cache using the HP-UX 11i operating environment, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 achieved world record performance of 71,847.8 [email protected] with a price-performance ratio of $56/[email protected] Utilizing the same number of processors as utilized in an IBM TPC-H benchmark, this record-breaking res... (more)

Oracle 10g Release 2 Claims World Record

Oracle has announced what it calls a new record-breaking TPC-H three terabyte (TB) data warehousing benchmark for Oracle Database 10g Release 2. Running on an IBM eServer p5 595 system with 64 1.9 GHz IBM POWER5 processors using the IBM AIX 5L V5.3 operating system, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 achieved record performance of 100,512.3 [email protected]/3000GB with a price-performance ratio of $53.00/[email protected] "This new world record demonstrates the value of Oracle Database 10g Release 2 for those customers seeking a great performing database for their mission-critical deployments," said Oracle Vice President of Server Performance, Richard Sarwal. "For over 25 years, Oracle has set the industry standard for performance, enabling customers to achieve unmatched value with the strength and innovation of the Oracle Database." This benchmark adds to the extensive list of Oracle Datab... (more)