Tuesday, June 22, 2021

How far will Red Hat, Google go?

Two weeks ago we wrote about Google and Red Hat Inc. teaming up to create a new Java programming framework. A Gartner analyst thinks it could go far.
The industry needs a new programming model for clouds, Yefim Nais writes in a blog.
 
And Google, with its experience in cloud computing, and Red Hat, with its enterprise background, could be a dynamic duo.
 
Their project, dubbed CapeDwarf, is an implementation of Google’s AppEngine API which allows applications to be deployed on Red Hat’s JBoss Appliciation Servers without modification.
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Ultimately all APIs of AppEngine would be implemented. A chart on the JBoss community page suggests that 12 of 18 APIs are done.

The question Nais asks is are the partners imaginative enough to grow the project to an industry standard.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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