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At the San Francisco Macworld Expo, enterprise Java for the Mac OS X does exist as evidenced by this Macromedia announcement. Yesterday, Macromedia announced the availability of its JRun J2EE container or Web application server for the Mac OS X.
According to InfoWorld: “Priced at $899 per processor, Macromedia’s JRun 4 for Mac OS X is a commercial J2EE-compatible application server used at more than 10,000 companies worldwide, according to Macromedia. JRun could be used on Xserve, Apple’s rack server for Mac OS X, according to Macromedia.”
Therefore, as a result, enterprise Java development and deployment options for the Mac OS X rack server now includes the following noteworthy software (not comprehensive):
J2EE Web Application Server/Container
- Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X
- Apple WebObjects
Java IDE with J2EE Support
- Borland JBuilder for Mac OS X
- Oracle JDeveloper for Mac OS X
Yes, Oracle also just announced the JDeveloper for Mac OS X. Perhaps, Oracle also plans on offering its database and other solutions for the Mac soon. Of course, it depends on how much the Mac OS X is accepted as a reliable and value-added enterprise solution.
While I have my doubts about enterprise Java for the Mac, I think the jury is still out on this. What do you think?