Microsoft on Tuesday will preview a cloud-based application build service and improvements to its Visual Studio IDE to make it easier to build SharePoint programs.
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Microsoft is upgrading its ASP.Net MVC software, adding mobile Web functionalty as well as capabilities for building Web applications that load faster, a company official said.
Pyxis Mobile is changing its name to Verivo Software in an effort to reflect the company's evolving mission in the mobile computing space.
Microsoft detailed on Wednesday both the planned "Mango" update to its Windows Phone smartphone platform, due this fall with nearly 1,500 new APIs, and development tool improvements to help build applications for the platform.
Preaching the mantra of HTML5, Microsoft has begun offering a preview of its planned Internet Explorer 10 browser, which emphasises the critical Web specification and its visual effects.
Novell is extending on Wednesday development of Google Android mobile applications to developers with Microsoft .Net application-building skills.
Oracle and IBM officials took the stage together Wednesday to champion Java and stress that their own interests mandate continued vitality of the platform.
Java.net has been re-launched as the home of Java community projects, featuring a new look and new tools for developers, an Oracle official said on Tuesday.
The growing use Facebook and Twitter in enterprises presents security challenges for companies that now need to communicate with customers via these <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/social-networking">social networking</a> technologies, said <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/ibm-ties-lotuslive-sugarcrm-ariba-database-650">SugarCRM</a> CEO Larry Augustin at JasperWorld 2011 on Wednesday.
The Eclipse Foundation is making a move into <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/contentdocument-management">content management</a>, with Nuxeo donating Java-based content management repository services to the open source tools organization.
Branches of the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are launching on Friday the 2011 Develop for Privacy Challenge, a competition for mobile application developers to address privacy concerns about mobile phones and other portable devices.
Red Hat, Google, Dell, and several other companies have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging "poor quality" software patents, Red Hat said on Thursday.
Oracle will release on Monday Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0, an upgrade to its relational database modeling tool that accommodates collaborative development via links to the open source Subversion version control system.
Microsoft is expanding its roster of SDL (security development lifecycle) tools and services with the beta release of an attack surface analyzer tool as well as the introduction of consulting services on secure development.
Microsoft began shipping this week IIS (Internet Information Services) Express 7.5, a free version of its IIS Web server optimized for developers. The company also unveiled an embedded database upgrade and an open source content management tool.