Later today, the Eclipse Foundation -- the organization responsible for the oversight of the Eclipse integrated development environment (an IDE for deploying Java applications) is expected to make a series of announcements according to the organization's vice president of marketing Ian Skerrett.
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Looking to catch a ride on the Eclipse train -- a train that appears to be taking off and going right past its rival NetBeans -- Sybase is, at JavaOne, introducing an integrated bundle of tools called WorkSpace that will plug into the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE).
For several years now, Oracle, with its own Java-based J2EE application server and integrated development environment (JDeveloper), has been trying to play in the same league as Java application server heavyweights IBM and BEA.
I am in Seattle at Gnomedex 5.0, a gathering of the blogospherati, exploring everything from RSS and citizen journalism to podcasting and the future of media.
In an interview this week with News.com, Sun CEO Scott McNealy was asked to define his company's strategy.
Chris Stakutis, IBM's CTO for emerging storage software, says all businesses are confronting three major tech trends: the phenomenal growth of data; the proliferation of wireless connectivity; and the rise of XML, or self-describing data. He's coined a term for the result.
If you ask me, there could be a bit more to Microsoft's announcement that it will be supporting RSS in the next version of Windows (code-named Longhorn) than meets the eye. For starters, to hear all about it, you should give a listen to my 12 minute interview with Microsoft's Windows Group Product Manager Megan Kidd.
If there's a market for the last mile of software -- software that moves actionable data (be it customer information or device management/reconfiguration instructions) closer to the front lines of business where the actual transactions and customer interactions are taking place (whether we're talking about a mobile workforce, a distributed retail operation, or branch offices), then Sybase subsidiary iAnywhere, along with its year-old acquisition of XcelleNet, is in the thick of that market.
News.com's Michael Singer has published a story with the headline Could HP's AMD laptop sway Dell.
Bob Frankston has encapsulated a very suspicious e-mail that he received (or thinks he received) from Bank of America in a longer expression to Dave Farber's List of his worries and concerns that his private communications with the financial institution were seriously breached. Being the technical guy that he is, Frankston tried to diagnose the problem via dissection of e-mail and IP diagnostic data, but only got far enough to know something is very wrong.