Application Development

  • Where's The Donald?
    First IBM airbrushes out Don Ferguson's Web log. Now Microsoft appears to have nuked his bio. What gives with this guy?
  • Ruby On Rails Gets RESTful In Major Update
    Developers are digging into the recently released Ruby on Rails 1.2, a major update to the much-buzzed-about open-source Web development framework. Its star addition: the adoption of representational state transfer (REST) software architecture.
  • GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake?
    For 15 years, the current version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) has remained untouched. Yet this spring, the GPL's author will release a controversial new version of the license -- a move that's already sending tremors along the software industry's fault lines.
  • Hot Leads, Cold Calls
    John Keating relies on perhaps the most innovative yet overlooked technical tool invented in the 20th century to drive demand for Beacon Technologies: the telephone.
  • What's Up With Ingres?
    Dave Dargo disclosed news of his exit ifrom Ingres buried in a blog item posted the day before Martin Luther King Day weekend. But there's probably more to this story.
  • SAP Builds Up All-In-One Platform For SMB Partners
    SAP's newest All-In-One solutions layer SAP's own best business practices for more than two dozen verticals as well as specific user interface, reporting and analytics atop what they already offered, the company says.
  • Eclipse Joins Java Community Process
    The Eclipse Foundation said Friday it has joined the Java Community Process (JCP), putting it a step closer to working collegially with JCP leader Sun Microsystems.
  • Analyst Group Says Shift To Notebooks Hurt Printer Sales
    Research firm Current Analysis says that the continued shift to notebooks from desktops led to "disappointing" sales of printers during the late fourth quarter, as notebook-printer bundles have not caught on in the low-end of the market as desktop-printer bundles have.
  • Second Life Opens Its Source Code
    Second Life creator Linden Labs on Monday released the source code for its virtual world client under the GNU General Public License, a move the much-buzzed-about company hopes will entice a flood of developers to help improve its access client.
  • Peter Pathe Preps Microsoft Departure
    After 25 years at Microsoft, first fronting its TrueType font assault, then shepherding Word, and forging ahead with InfoPath, Peter Pathe is prepping his retirement.
  • OpenAjax Woos Microsoft, Plots 2007 Goals
    As the OpenAjax Alliance nears its one-year anniversary, the software developer and vendor consortium is making headway toward its goal of standardizing AJAX technologies -- and it may even lure into the fold the industry's most notorious standards scofflaw, Microsoft.
  • Borland's CodeGear Rises From The Ashes
    CodeGear is trying to win back the trust of its partners and users, after years of Borland neglecting the developer tools that were once the industry's vanguard.
  • Some (Pre) Holiday Cheer
    Jon Stewart's take on Time Magazine's unbelievably pandering choice of "You" (or even "Me") as the person of the year is worth watching. Over and over and over again