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"Middleware Is Alive and Well, Thanks!" Says TMC's Deshpande

"Middleware Is Alive and Well, Thanks!" Says TMC's Deshpande

One of the first reactions to Jonathan Schwartz's essay in February's JDJ comes from Salil Deshpande, CEO of The Middleware Company, which runs the enterprise software community sites TheServerSide.com, and the recently launched TheServerSide.NET.

"Jonathan Schwartz has said some silly things over the years, but this one might take the cake," says Deshpande, speaking exclusively to JDJ News Desk.

"Saying that middleware is history is like saying our nation's highways, railways, and waterways are history. They are boring when working well, maybe, but not history."

"On the contrary, middleware is the future. It is constantly evolving, adapting, and innovating; and there are standards, because computing will never be a one stop shopping experience. Sun understands this, I think they just need to work on their message. If they don't refocus on what they do well, Sun will be history."

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