Stories by Paul Krill

Enterprise adoption of social networking presents security hurdles

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.

Eclipse takes on content management

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.

Mobile developers challenged to boost privacy

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 challenge software patents

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 data modeler tool gets collaborative

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 adds to security tools for developers

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 offers Web server for developers

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 contributes GUI designer tool to Eclipse

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 launches Java cloud

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 details Silverlight upgrade plans

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.

Microsoft's Silverlight damage control intensifies

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 lays out its cloud vision

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.