Stories by Paul Krill

Users take sides in Flash-Silverlight clash

Microsoft's Silverlight technology could give Adobe's rival Flash browser plug-in software a run for its money based on attendee feedback at the Microsoft Mix07 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

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 hooks into Openajax group

Microsoft is now participating in the Openajax Alliance, joining with other members to make the AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Web scripting technique more interoperable.

BEA raises Eclipse flag

Casting the open-source Eclipse platform as a linchpin of product uniformity efforts, BEA Systems plans to reconfigure several middleware clients so they can be plugged into the Eclipse IDE.

Sun pairs Unix for competition with Red Hat

You've heard of LAMP, the popular open-source infrastructure stack featuring the Linux operating system, the Apache Web server, MySQL's database, and the Perl, Python and PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting languages.

Sun CEO: Open source Java is 'momentous'

Sun Microsystems's offering of the Java platform <a href="">via open source</a> under the GNU General Public License is a "momentous" change, said Sun President/CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Monday. But IBM wants the Apache Software Foundation in charge of Java.

Microsoft's product tsunami

During the next 12 to 18 months Microsoft plans a barrage of announcements unequaled during any period in the company's history.

Apache highlights open source projects

Open source technologies including Apache's Struts Java development framework and Jackrabbit content repository were among the projects debuting or getting upgraded at the ApacheCon conference in Texas last week.

Borland positions modeling tool for SOA, Eclipse

Borland Software this week is rolling out an upgrade to its Together enterprise modeling tool for the Eclipse platform, featuring SOA capabilities. Borland Together 2006 for Eclipse Release 2 boosts its usefulness for SOA by enabling a UML-based (Unified Modeling Language) view of dependencies in an entire system. This lets developers understand where services are being invoked and helps them gauge the impact of changes, said Dave Hauck, director of marketing for Together technologies at Borland.

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.