Stories by Paul Krill

  • IBM sings Jazz tune for app development

    IBM will begin delivering on its Jazz vision for collaborative application development with the introduction of collaborative portal software intended to boost team productivity.

  • Microsoft names Visual Studio, SQL Server upgrades

    Microsoft revealed the official names Monday of the next major upgrades to its Visual Studio software development tools platform and its SQL Server database, which will be called, simply, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

  • Adobe's ColdFusion warms to .Net

    Adobe Systems's ColdFusion software for building Internet applications and Web sites is being improved with Microsoft .Net support, enabling .Net objects to be invoked from within the ColdFusion language.

  • Blurring of IT boundaries noted by Cisco

    Lines are blurring between the applications and communications arenas as well as between consumer and enterprise IT users, a Cisco Systems official emphasized at the <a href="" target="_blank">Communications Developer Conference</a> on Thursday.

  • Players in potential patent battle hunker down

    With lines in the sand being drawn in Microsoft's beef over open source and alleged patent infringement, potential major players in this battle are keeping their cards close to the vest at this juncture.

  • AJAX, JavaServer Faces ties to get stronger

    With AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and JSF (JavaServer Faces) component technology representing a one-two punch for Web development, plans are moving forward to strengthen support for AJAX in the JSF specification.

  • Intel linking Itanium to Java

    Intel officials on Wednesday will tout intentions to enable Java to run on the company's 64-bit Itanium processor, but Sun Microsystems, for its part, is not set to build any hardware that would utilize the chip.

  • McNealy sees room for Sun's scripting language

    Speaking at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sun Microsystems chairman Scott McNealy rejected any notion that the company's new JavaFX Script scripting language might have trouble gaining traction in a crowded market.

  • CodeGear CEO eyes Ruby

    Formed late last year, CodeGear currently is the developer tools arm of Borland Software but will become a separate company. Early last month, CodeGear announced the appointment of Jim Douglas as CEO. Douglas most recently was president and CEO of ReShape, an electronic design automation startup company. He also has worked at Tality, a spinoff of Cadence Design Systems.

  • Salesforce, WebEx aim for developers and WebEx plan to bolster their SaaS (software as a service) platforms with developer offerings being unveiled in separate announcements on Monday.

  • Windows XP to be discontinued in early 2008

    Microsoft's plan to phase out OEM shipments of Windows XP, the predecessor to the new Windows Vista platform, is not sitting well with some observers, based on Internet-driven feedback.