Stories by Paul Krill

Linux set to make mobile splash

Linux is set to make a major impact in the mobile computing realm, the executive director of the Linux Foundation stressed at a conference Monday morning.

Sun sponsors social apps platform

Sun Microsystems is sponsoring a collaborative environment for building and hosting social applications that would run on environments like Facebook and OpenSocial.

HP IT automation strategy set

HP on Tuesday will roll out an ambitious IT automation strategy that melds product capabilities gained through multiple acquisitions, supports SOA, and features SaaS-based options.

Microsoft readies service packs for dev tools

Microsoft released Monday beta versions of separate service packs for the Visual Studio 2008 software development platform and the accompanying .Net Framework 3.5, a Microsoft official said in a blog.

Microsoft, Sun expand their collaboration

Sun and Microsoft announced two "milestones" this week in their ongoing alliance, including the official opening of a Sun/Microsoft Interoperability Center on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus.

IBM promotes agile development

IBM again touted agile software development methods on Tuesday at the SD West Conference 2008, with an official saying the company itself probably has one of the world's largest adoptions of agile.

Microsoft readies Silverlight 2 beta

Shedding new light on the company's Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology, a Microsoft official wrote a blog post Friday morning that emphasized RIA (rich Internet application) development capabilities planned for an upcoming beta release.

HP boosts SOA governance

HP announced on Monday SOA governance software and services aimed at helping companies accelerate SOA adoption while reducing risks.

Sun SPOT technology set for open source

Sun is expected to announce this week that it will make the Sun SPOT (Small Programmable Object Technology) device platform available via open source, but a user expressed concerns about Sun's commitment to the technology.