January 16, 2003

Business Software and Applications / Open source Java route yields big savings - ZDNet Tech Update Today, IT shops are able to develop complete enterprise solutions without paying expensive license fees. The days of paying thousands of dollars for enterprise development suites and tens of thousands for application servers are numbered.

I don't say I like to read this kind of stuff, but we've used the tools he is talking about here at Macadamian, and we also think they rule... Jakarta is a wonderful opensource project with short term quantifiable ROI for all IT departments dealing with web development. A layer of the web development stack is being commoditized with Jakarta, JBoss and Eclipse, but there are many layers in this stack The commercial software industry is adapting, that's why Borland bought TogetheSoft, Starbase ... IBM buying Rationale... They're moving up the value chain.

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