Stories by John Rommel

The Internet is a rocket, Java is its fuel

As Java approaches its fifth year, IBM can take much of the credit for the platform's success, while at the same time reaping a lot of its rewards.
As the Internet exploded, IBM successfully repositioned itself and became a major e-commerce player by supporting nine platforms. Java has allowed IBM to have something it never had before - interoperability.

IBM: The Internet is a Rocket, Java is Its Fuel

As Java approaches its fifth year, IBM Corp. can take much of the credit for Java's success, while at the same time reaping a lot of its rewards. As the Internet exploded, IBM successfully repositioned itself and became a major ecommerce player by supporting nine platforms. Java has allowed IBM to have something it never had before -- interoperability.

What Startups have Meant for Java

Startups and small companies have played a major role in the rapid advancement and growth of Java on the Internet. Startups adopted Java early on as the standard Internet language, and quickly transformed their ideas into Internet tools and filled niche markets overlooked by larger companies.

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