Microsoft is adding connectivity testing and publish-and-subscribe capabilities to its Biztalk Services platform for integrating services within and outside a firewall.
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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 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.
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.
Red Hat and Exadel are joining forces to try to make the open source Red Hat platform more of a destination for software developers.
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.
Microsoft has released architectural guidance for organisations looking to offer SAAS (software as a service).
Sun Microsystems is sprucing up its Solaris 10 operating system with security and virtualization improvements.
Newly christened CodeGear, Borland Software's subsidiary offering developer tools, is ready to make its first major product announcement.
Sun Microsystems's offering of the Java platform <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/11/13/HNopensourcejava_1.html">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.
During the next 12 to 18 months Microsoft plans a barrage of announcements unequaled during any period in the company's history.
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 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 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.
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