Stories by Paul Krill

  • Macromedia touts video for the Web

    Macromedia's technology agenda is focused on boosting Web-based video experiences, according to company officials at the Flashforward2005 conference.

  • Sun's Schwartz cites open source Solaris intentions

    In offering an open source version of the Solaris operating system, Sun Microsystems' main intent was to expand the open source community rather than to grab business from the rival Linux OS, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz said at a conference on Tuesday.

  • BEA, Microsoft, Sun tout data visualisation, tools

    Major players in software are making plays in data management and software development. BEA Systems is looking to spread its wings in data visualization, and Microsoft and Sun are reinforcing their tools arsenals.

  • IBM, Sun to extend developer platforms

    IBM, Rational Software and Sun Microsystems are preparing upgrades to their tools strategies, with IBM to offer testing tools and Sun looking to build a compute grid to serve Java developers.

  • Java staving off .Net, Spring founder says

    J2EE technology is in a very healthy state, staving off the rival .Net platform and fostering innovation, said Rod Johnson, founder of the open source Spring Framework for Java development, in a presentation on Friday

  • BEA touts Eclipse participation

    BEA Systems has fleshed out plans to participate in the Eclipse Foundation for open source development tools, citing intentions to base its integrated development environment (IDE) around Eclipse and make several contributions.

  • Borland readies customised ALM suites

    Borland Software will introduce software suites customised to specific roles in application lifecycle management (ALM), as part of the company's Software Delivery Optimisation (SDO) strategy.

  • Gates: Future Office to boast workflow

    Microsoft's next major version of the Office applications suite will feature built-in workflow capabilities, according to company chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates.

  • Gates: Open source, interoperability not synonymous

    Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, has sent an email to customers emphasising the company's commitment to being interoperable and stressing that open source and interoperability are not necessarily one and the same.

  • Open source panelists tout business models, pan patents

    Dignitaries from the open source and venture capital communities serving on a panel Tuesday evening tossed around perspectives on building a business in open source, but essentially were in agreement about the potential negative effects of patents on open source projects.