Stories by Paul Krill

  • IBM prepares open source systems management initiative

    IBM and other parties are set to propose an open source systems management initiative for consideration by the Eclipse Foundation, with managing SOA a goal of the plan, an IBM official said at the EclipseWorld 2006 conference on Friday.

  • IBM extending tech support to raw Eclipse platform

    IBM Rational on Thursday is announcing plans to provide technical support for the Eclipse open source tools platform, thus giving customers a single point of contact for both open source and IBM's commercial technologies for software development. IBM will also unveil plans for upcoming tools geared to the new Eclipse 3.2 platform, and it is rolling out online developer resources for Eclipse users. IBM is making the announcements at the EclipseWorld conference.

  • Intel helps multicore CPU app developers

    Intel on Monday is shipping three threading tools to enable developers to better take advantage of newfangled multicore processors. The tools include Threading Building Blocks 1.0, a C++ runtime library to introduce threads to an application; Thread Checker 3.0, a threading analysis tool to minimize the potential for errors, and Thread Profiler 3.0, which provides insight into how application threads interact. Threading Building Blocks is a new product; the other two offerings are upgrades to existing products.

  • WebMethods buys semantic metadata technology for SOA

    With a focus on SOA, webMethods on Monday will announce its acquisition of technology assets from Cerebra for use as a federated metadata repository. The repository will be featured in the webMethods Fabric business process management and integration in platform in version 7.0 of Fabric this December.

  • Borland prepares to run Gauntlet for ALM

    Just because Borland Software is exiting the developer tools business does not mean the company will not be tending to enterprise application developers, says Borland's Rob Cheng, director of developer solutions. To this end, the company is getting ready to release its Gauntlet continuous building and testing automation system, with the goal of helping developers better manage the development process.

  • IBM positions mainframes for SOA

    IBM at the SHARE conference on Tuesday previewed Tivoli management software for its System z mainframes that is intended to boost the platform's standing in SOA and Internet computing.

  • Ruby shining on .Net Down Under

    Developers in Australia are working on a Ruby compiler that converts Ruby source code into Microsoft's Common Intermediate Language (CIL) for execution on Microsoft's .Net Framework 2.0 platform.

  • Microsoft offers fix for Visual Basic 2005 compiler

    Issues with use of Microsoft's Visual Basic 2005 compiler in large projects have prompted the company to release a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) update to address major problems. The compiler was released as part of Visual Studio 2005 last November.

  • HP hails Memory Spot chips to extend content access

    Bridging physical and digital worlds, Hewlett-Packard on Monday unveiled a miniature wireless data chip called "Memory Spot," which could be attached to almost any object and provide broad access to digital content.

  • Microsoft to offer Vista, .Net Framework 3.0 guidance

    Microsoft plans to unveil <a href="http://projectglidepath.net/blog/default.aspx">Project Glidepath</a>, a program to help small ISVs get up to speed on the planned Windows Vista operating system and .Net Framework 3.0, according to Microsoft blogs.

  • Microsoft readies Team Foundation Server service pack

    Microsoft is working on a service pack for its recently released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server software, with improvements planned in areas such as authentication and data warehousing, according to company officials.

  • Intel exec cites importance of innovation

    Innovation is not necessarily about new inventions, but is more about finding beneficial applications, according to an Intel executive addressing The Venture Forum conference.