What websites looked like in 1996…

If you haven’t discovered this site yet, archive.org is a project to archive the majority of website content, and they’ve been busy storing away static copies of website content since 1996. This is a great tool if you’re looking for something that you know you spotted on a site last month (or even last year), but they’ve since updated their site and now its gone. With the Wayback Machine, you can retrieve the old version of a site.

This student has put together a link of some amusing pages from 1996 that illustrate the very best in Web Design from 1996…

Feature summary of Sun’s Java App Server Platform Edition 9

Sun have an article on their site summarizing all the new features included in their (long titled) Sun Java App Server Platform Edition 9, which is built on the Glassfish community project to build a Java EE 5 server.

The main technologies in EE5 include:

  • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0, including a new Persistence API
  • JavaServer Faces 1.2 Technology
  • Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform 1.0
  • Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0
  • Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0
  • Streaming API for XML (StAX) 1.0