Stories by Paul Krill

  • 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.

  • Microsoft adds Expression tools to MSDN

    Microsoft is making changes to the distribution model of its Expression application design tools and also is fending off a challenge to the recent discontinuance of the Visual FoxPro developer tool.

  • Microsoft airs Orcas, Rosario dev tools visions

    Microsoft not only plans to release Orcas, a major upgrade to its Visual Studio software development platform, by the end of the year but also plans to follow up Orcas with the Rosario release of the platform a year later, a Microsoft official said on Monday.

  • Oracle seeks faster grids with Tangosol buy

    In buying Tangosol, Oracle wants to provide computer grids with linear performance and scalability improvements when users add servers to their configuration, Oracle Senior Vice President Thomas Kurian said on Friday morning.

  • Microsoft joins OpenAJAX group

    Microsoft has will revealed that it is now participating in the OpenAjax Alliance, joining with other members to make the AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Web scripting technique more interoperable.

  • Java Swing technologies highlighted

    A potpourri of Java client application technologies was on the agenda at the <a href="" target="_blank">Desktop Matters</a> conference in California last Friday, where the desktop got top billing over the Web.

  • IBM Safari to help developers navigate languages

    Seeking to assist software developers coping with many languages, IBM plans to offer its Safari technology to the Eclipse open source community, an IBM official said at the EclipseCon 2007 conference on Thursday.

  • AJAX IDE called good idea

    Even if text editors have been prominent in AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) development, developers nonetheless would benefit from an IDE, panelists agreed at the EclipseCon 2007 conference on Wednesday.