As the co-owners of the Microsoft portion of the project, Kent Brown and I would like to thank everybody for their support and share our excitement over the future of the Stonehenge project.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Microsoft keynoting at JavaOne, and what it could mean to the Java world. Well, now we know that the announcement will be made: Sun has now agreed to participate in the Stonehenge project and will be contributing the Metro-based StockTrader application code. Steven Martin has just posted a note where you’ll find more details on the keynote, and on the new agreement with Sun.
I’d just like to highlight the goals of Stonehenge : “While industry efforts like WS-* make interop possible, it still isn't always obvious or easy to figure out how to configure different products so that they actually interoperate […] Stonehenge will help us complete the “last mile” of interoperability between today’s standards-based infrastructure and tomorrow’s service-based applications.”
I’m really thrilled and looking forward to working with Sun on developing new Stonehenge interoperability scenarios.
Also, as I had hinted in my previous post, the M1 release of Stonehenge incubator project was reached last night. Congratulations to everyone on the Stonehenge team and a warm welcome to our friends from Sun Microssystems.
Additional Stonehenge materials:
Kamaljit Bath, Principal Program Manager
[Update 06/09: JavaOne Radio episode (20 min audio) is available: Chris Mellisinos talks to Steven Martin of Microsoft after the Microsoft General Session keynote address at JavaOne ]