Open Source Software / Enterprise Edition
The GPL and LGPL are both over 20 years old now. Open source developers are innovating new technologies and spawning successful software firms. Commercial firms are buying best of breed companies/products to establish licensed product lines. Privately held Intellectual Property development is still alive as well, but has trouble competing for market penetration as rapidly as “use for free” tools. We have reached a point where there are many open platforms viewed to be as good as or better than their private counterparts. Open source software was once the realm of those without funding for licenses, but now large enterprises and government agencies are considering how they should leverage open technologies to meet their needs.
Your real asset is your people.
Open source and agile share a common theme that needs to be highlighted. Software is mostly a commodity with little tangible value; the real assets are the people that can devise creative solutions to business problems. This focuses the effort on finding quality resources with the capability to do the work and not on choosing a magic bullet.
Enterprise Edition sounds like a Java reference
Obviously there is some bias…
An over simplified summary could say that platforms like Drupal are new with ease of use and time to market at the forefront. Their current challenge is to provide more robust libraries and enterprise integration pattern support for true use in SOA systems. Conversely, JEE has a vast library of specifications and is supported on an unrivaled combination of hardware and operating systems. Java faces challenges on rapid deployment and ease of use. This view would lead one to ask the question: which is easier, making a robust system easy to use or making an easy to use system robust?
RJUG – May 18
Yes, this is just a teaser. Come see Dennis Sharpe present live demos of Groovy, Freemarker, Liferay, Alfresco, and Spring MVC. Rapid portal development is here and it is happening on open source java technology.Find out more
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