Though IBM has always denied any connection between the Eclipse project's name and the company's long-standing desire to eclipse its nemesis Sun, it appears as though Big Blue's decision to turn the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) over to the open source community is finally paying off in a way that the Sun faithful must view as a breach to the Java hull.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Patrick Grady, the founder and CEO of the newly minted Rearden Commerce, likes to tell his story--a tale of perseverance, technology innovation and business acumen in the risky enterprise software business.
Bank of America has joined a recent string of businesses that have lost consumer information. Backup tapes with records detailing the financial information of as many as 1.
End-to-end secure identity...
On ZDNet's Datapoint, Ted Smith questions why the proven software-as-service concept has not seen wider adoption, pointing out how at least in the...
After a two week hiatus, Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos (and former MIT computer science professor) resurfaced with another blog item on a familiar Sun theme: utility computing.
Once a month, I host a breakfast for anyone who bothers to show up and we sit around and discuss technology. I call it the CTO Breakfast because I want it to be fairly technical and I like a product, rather than an IT focus.
When News.com's Molly Wood wrote that the next update of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser will snuff out the Firefox rebellion, Salon's Scott Rosenberg took her to task, as her colleague Charles Cooper points out in his blog:"This is a prime example of one of journalism's worst habits -- a knee-jerk application of "who wins, who loses?
"Explore the sea of names, letter by letter...watch trends rise and fall, and dive in deeper to see your favorite name's place in the historical tides.