Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer
On2 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ONT) today reported a proposed settlement,
subject to court approval, to resolve litigation involving five purported
class action complaints, four filed in the Court of Chancery of the State of
Delaware, which have been consolidated into a single action (the "Delaware
Action"), and another filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York,
County of Queens (the "New York Action") that were brought in connection with
the proposed acquisition of On2 by Google (the "merger").
As more fully described in a Form 8-K being filed today by On2 and as
disclosed in the registration statement on Form S-4, as amended (the
"Registration Statement"), which Google intends to file with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or about October 26, 2009, On2 and the
On2 board of directors and the plai... (more)
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Most readers of this blog are probably well aware that a new version of the
Ubuntu Linux distribution is coming this week, and that it will be putting
code from the Open Source EUCALYPTUS Project to work in simplifying the
creation of private Clouds that look remarkably like Amazon’s EC2. You’ve
probably also read RightScale’s announcements with respect to Ubuntu, and
heard that Sun Microsystems were also making supportive noises about
EUCALYPTUS and the EC2 API before their recent change in circumstances.
Earlier today I spoke with Simon Wardley of Canonical (the commercial
organisation that sells support and consultancy for Ubuntu) to hear a little
more about what those downloading Ubuntu will get… and what it might mean
for the rapidly shifting Cloud landscape.
Production of this podcast was supported by Talis, and show notes are
available on... (more)
Java Developer Magazine on Ulitzer
Recently I have described methods that can be used to access Spring Beans
from the BIRT Engine. These examples are intended to be illustrative and not
More on BIRT and Spring Calling Spring Objects from BIRT Expressions and
In both of these examples I used the BIRT engine to retrieve Spring objects
within the scripting environment. In this post I am supplying an example that
illustrates how to implement your own menu in the expression builder, so
Spring objects can be called within the BIRT Designer. This will allow you to
test your report prior to deployment.
In this post:
BIRT 2.3.1 - Adding Functions to the Expression Builder
I described how to implement the org.eclipse.birt.core.ScriptFunctionService.
The attached example is an implementation of this extension point. When using
this example the expre... (more)
Last week I downloaded the new native application version of Facebook mobile
for my iPhone. I must admit that I like the native application far better
than the HTML5 version. The HTML5 version was jerky, slow to load, and
scrolling up and down the news feeds was rough. The native version is much
smoother and faster. The winner of the Facebook mobile challenge is
definitely the native application version.
Now for the news...
According to the article “HTML5 vs. Flash for Gaming and Internet” from
Gamer Syndrome, HTML5 is quicker and simpler than Flash and its benefits
greatly outweigh the limitations. Read Original Content
Research from InformationWeek Reports reveals that 74 percent of
organizations have or will build custom mobile apps, and 52 percent of those
building native apps say that until HTML5 matures, they can’t get the
functionality they need in a brow... (more)
Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading global provider of solutions
for converged communications networks, announces the latest version of its
high-density iSPAN® 5639L Low-Profile PCI Express® Multiprotocol
Communications Controller , the most powerful, the most versatile, and the
most compact in the industry. The iSPAN 5639L is designed to provide
intelligent network interfaces for application platforms that need to connect
to TDM/ATM networks.
“Over the past year, the iSPAN 5639L has field-proven that it is a
cost-effective, reliable, and software-rich building block for a wide range
of signaling nodes and monitoring services and for media termination and
switching in host-based media processing applications,” said Marc DeVinney,
vice president of Engineering at Interphase. “The updated version improves
on this strong performance.”
This new revision o... (more)
Graphical user interface (GUI) testing is a potentially problematic area
because constructing effective test cases is more difficult than the
corresponding application logic. The roadblocks to effective functional GUI
Traditional test coverage criteria like "80% coverage of the lines of code"
may not be sufficient to trap all the user interaction scenarios. End users
often use a different user task interaction model than the one conceived by
the development team.
Functional GUI testing needs to deal with GUI events as well as the effects
of the underlying application logic that results in changes to the data and
The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute"
script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the
"record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the
The editors of SYS-CON Media's Java Developer's Journal are in a unique
position when it comes to Java development. All are active coders in their
"day jobs," and they have the good fortune in getting a heads-up on many of
the latest and greatest software releases. They were asked to nominate three
products from the last 12 months that they felt had not only made a major
impact on their own development, but also on the Java community as a whole.
The following is a list of each editor's selections and the reason why they
chose that product.
Desktop Java Editor
SwingLabs is an open source laboratory for exploring new ways to make Swing
applications easier to write, with improved performance and greater visual
appeal. It is an umbrella project for various open source initiatives
sponsored by Sun Microsystems and is part of the java.net community... (more)
Ounce Labs discovered two security vulnerabilities that can affect Java and
.NET Web applications and that use the popular Spring Framework.
It seems like the Enterprise Integration (Security) Patterns Fred came up
with went over pretty well at the Unatek Conference earlier this month.
Last October Fred and I published an article on Handling Multiple Credentials
in an Heterogenous SOA Environment and since that was well recieved I thought
it might be a good topic for the conference keynote.
Naturally, I asked Fred to help ;-) and he came up with the following three
enterprise integration security patterns:
Message Protection Token Propagation Token Mediation
These patterns capture solutions to common security challenges when dealing
with multiple protocols and credential formats. These challenges frequently
occur in an SOA environment that integrates multiple middleware technologies,
such as Web services and CORBA, or Web services and J2EE (which actually
amounts to pretty much the same thing since J2EE in... (more)
language of only choice, is getting hot. With roll-overs, pop-ups, and menus
either solved or relegated to CSS behaviors, XMLHttpRequests have made
into the issues covered in this post during development or even testing.
However, you are fairly likely to run into these issues after your system
goes live. It would easily result in days or even weeks of soul searching
(speaking from my personal experience:-)). Part of the problem seems to be
the lack of documentation from the web. The other part of the problem is that
the problem is rather a Java language problem(very convoluted). - Java limits
the maximum method size to be 64KB.
1. JVM Byte Code Size Limit Problem
On rare occasions, you will see exceptions like the followings from Rhino
Exception in thread “main” java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: out of
at org.mozilla... (more)