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Open Source and the Democratization of IT

This podcast discussion centers on how the role and impact of integration has shifted, and how a more comprehensive and managed approach to integration is required, thanks to such major trends as cloud, hybrid computing and managing massive datasets. Moreover, the tools that support enterprise integ...

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Making IT Security Less Artsy and More Scientific

Security may be the hottest topic in IT, but it's also one of the least understood. So BriefingDirect assembled a panel to examine the need for IT security to run more like a data-driven science, rather than a mysterious art form. Rigorously applying data and metrics to security can dramatically imp...

OPINION

Sun-IBM Deal Just Doesn’t Add Up

Someone has floated a trial balloon, through a leak to The Wall Street Journal, that IBM is in "talks" to buy Sun Microsystems for $6.5 billion. The only party that would leak this information is Sun itself, and it smacks of desperation in trying to thwart an unwanted acquisition, or to positively i...

ANALYSIS

Will Oracle’s Beehive Sting Microsoft Where It Hurts?

You have to give Oracle credit for persistence. The software giant has been trying to build out its groupware business for nearly 10 years, and has as yet modest success. Now, with Beehive, the next generation of its collaboration suite, Oracle may be sniffing some fresh and meaningful blood in the ...

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Taking the Pulse of the Eclipse Ecosystem

Java training and education has never been easy. Not only are the language and its third-party and community offerings constantly moving targets, each developer has his or her own preferences, plug-ins inventory and habits. What's more, the "book knowledge" gained in many course settings can vary wi...

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If You Love Your Data, Set It Free

In the past, data was structured, secure and tightly controlled. The bad news is that the data was limited by the firewall of personnel, technologies and process rigidity. Today, however, the demand is for just-in-time and inclusive data, moving away from a monolithic data system mentality to multip...

ANALYSIS

Jumping Into the Software Application Lifecycle Cockpit

In an effort to shine more light on the traditional "dark art" of software development, Borland Software on Monday announced Borland Management Solutions. The three-pronged product leverages Borland's Open Application Lifecycle Management framework, and is designed to enable users to better orchestr...

ANALYSIS

Eclipse Release Is Great but Doesn’t Reach the Cloud

Not all trains run on time, but the Eclipse Foundation has kept to its schedule with its annual release train, this year named "Ganymede." For the third year in a row, the Eclipse community has delivered, on the same day as in previous years, numerous software updates across a wide range of projects...

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Will Iona’s Open Source Strategy Survive Progress Acquisition?

Call it a Route 128 SOA date. Progress Software is buying Iona Technologies for a little more than $100 million in actual value, broadening Progress' service-oriented architecture portfolio significantly and catapulting Progress into the open source software infrastructure arena. Progress said Wedne...

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Apache CXF: All Grown Up

More open source server components and frameworks continue to emerge from developer communities. One of the latest, Apache CXF, an open source Web services framework, graduated from incubation recently to become a full Apache Foundation project. The progeny of the previous merger of the ObjectWeb-ma...

OPINION

WOA: An Acronym in Search of a Meaning

Mike Meehan at SearchSOA.com has done some homework on the use of Web Oriented Architecture, and the IT folks in the field are fed up. Enough with the labels, they seem to be saying. And they raise excellent points. I for one am by no means wed to the "WOA" nomenclature. Several other industry analy...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Eclipse’s Equinox Smooths Out Runtime Issues

Tony Baer has a great rundown of Monday's EclipseCon OSGi-based runtime Equinox news. Extending the Eclipse community's unity to runtimes makes a ton of sense, given that developers can focus on the applications and business logic and become far less concerned with complex deployment issues. Write o...

OPINION

Microsoft, Sun Taking the Right Interop Path

What a nut I was. Back when Sun Microsystems and Microsoft announced they would be joining forces on interoperability between Sun, nee Java, and .NET -- remember Steve Ballmer of "Ballmer and Butthead" fam] and Scott McNealy sitting side by side -- I thought they meant it. I pushed the envelope, jus...

EXPERT ADVICE

What Are All Those Logs Trying to Tell You?

Gaining more insights early and often into what vast arrays of servers, routers and software stacks are actually doing has long been on top of the IT wish list. Traditional IT management approaches force the trade-off between depth and comprehensive reach, meaning you can't get the full, integrated ...

Who’s Winning the RIA Horse Race?

In the world of Rich Internet Applications, the battle for hearts and minds -- not to mention eyeballs and desktops -- heated up this week when Adobe Systems took the wraps off the beta version of its Adobe Integrated Runtime and slotted it for public release. Adobe AIR, according to the buzz on the...

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Fixing IT Problems Before They Occur

Complexity in today's IT systems makes previous error prevention approaches for operators inefficient and costly. IT staffs are expensive to retain, and are increasingly hard to find. There is also insufficient information about what's going on in the context of an entire systems setup. Operators ar...

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WSO2 Mashup Server: Unleashing the Power of Content

WSO2, an open source SOA provider, has combined JavaScript programming and Web services with the launch of its Mashup Server 1.0. This open source offering, which can be downloaded without subscription fees, will allow enterprises to consume, aggregate and publish information in a variety of forms a...

ANALYSIS

MuleSource Gets a Little Bit Commercial

MuleSource, a provider of open source service-oriented architecture infrastructure software, has jumped into the SOA governance pool with the community release this week of Mule Galaxy 1.0. Galaxy, an open source platform with integrated registry and repository, allows users to store and manage an i...

A Finger on the Pulse of the Mobile Dev Community

MyEclipse IDE vendor Genuitec is stepping up to the general developer downloads plate to take a swing at the task of automated and managed updates, plug-ins and patches to such widespread tools as Eclipse, Android and ColdFusion. The free Pulse service helps bring a "single throat to choke" benefit ...

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Android: Changing the Mobile Game

The Android open source mobile platform made a splash in October when Google announced it, along with the Open Handset Alliance. An Android software development kit came on Nov. 12, and the first Android-based open source platform mobile phones are expected in mid-2008. The impact of such a platform...

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