Oracle and IBM officials took the stage together Wednesday to champion Java and stress that their own interests mandate continued vitality of the platform.
Stories by Paul Krill
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.
Google is announcing on Wednesday its donation of GUI designer technology to the Eclipse Foundation, a contribution that an Eclipse official said could lead to the emergence of mobile GUI builders and other capabilities.
CloudBees plans to unveil on Tuesday a Java cloud application platform featuring its own Dev@cloud application development infrastructure and the Java platform-as-a-service gained through acquiring Stax Networks.
Microsoft is now offering a beta release of its service pack for the Visual Studio 2010 IDE that adds capabilities such as IntelliTrace support for 64-bit systems, company officials said.
Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application platform, which has been the subject of speculation lately about its future, will get a refresh next year when the company releases Silverlight 5.
More Microsoft executives are chiming in this week about the company's commitment to the Silverlight rich Internet application platform, after comments from another executive had raised questions about Silverlight's future.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison famously once asked, "What the hell is cloud computing?" Nonetheless, Oracle has jumped onto the cloud bandwagon, with company officials on Monday afternoon touting the concept and the products and services that accommodate it.
The Cloud is nothing new.