Stories by Paul Krill

  • SDForum: Open source becoming first option

    Enterprises that in the past may have been leery of open source alternatives to commercial software have opened up to the concept, panelists said on Tuesday at an SDForum conference entitled "Open Source - Entering the Mainstream."

  • IBM readying tools for SMB

    IBM on Wednesday announced the pre-release of several tools for SMBs (small and midsize businesses) designed to speed development of solutions built on IBM middleware.

  • BEA touts industry-specific solutions initiative

    BEA Systems is rolling out its BEA Enterprise Solutions program, featuring the company's Solution Frameworks initiative to link BEA WebLogic Platform with partners' products for deployment of SOAs (service-oriented architectures).

  • Java integration spec pushed

    Sun Microsystems and several other vendors on Wednesday released an early draft of a specification intended to ease integration of Java-based systems, but IBM and BEA Systems have dropped out of participation in the effort.

  • Microsoft focuses on apps modeling

    Microsoft is looking to extend visual modeling of applications in its Visual Studio 2005 platform, with an early release of technology to enable developers to author industry-specific modeling tools.

  • Microsoft ponders licensing for app virtualization

    Noting two evolving areas of software licensing, Microsoft is pondering how to license when multiple instances of an application are run on a single computer, but is not eyeing a plan for utility-based computing, in which charges are based on individual usage.

  • Cognos reassigns new exec after indictment

    Cognos has announced that Andrew Cahill, who was a senior vice-president at the company, has been reassigned to other duties after being indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with activities at his previous employer.

  • Gates undaunted by Linux

    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, during an appearance on Friday at the US Computer History Museum, expressed no fear of Linux usurping Windows in the software industry.

  • Sun upgrades J2SE platform

    Application developers are getting a raft of new options this week with Sun Microsystems updating J2SE, Borland Software upping its CORBA ante, and Compuware (Profile, Products, Articles) detailing products that will work with Microsoft's (Profile, Products, Articles) Visual Studio 2005 toolbox.

  • Microsoft readies application lifecycle management beta

    Microsoft is refreshing the beta release of its Visual Studio 2005 developer tool platform to feature the full range of technologies planned for the company's Team System application life cycle management system, Microsoft representatives acknowledged on Friday.

  • Macromedia launches Flex Builder

    Macromedia will ship Flex Builder this week, which is designed to provide an interactive development environment for the company's Flex presentation server.