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  • April 03, 2002 03 Apr'02

    Java programming is easy

    Microsoft's C# language may be considered a Java killer, but James Gosling, Sun vice-president and creator of Java, believes his...

  • March 27, 2002 27 Mar'02

    JavaOne: Vendors debate Java vs .net

    Executives from several tools vendors argued the merits of Java's chances against the rival Microsoft .net platform, as well as...

  • March 27, 2002 27 Mar'02

    JavaOne: Sun lends hand to open-source

    Sun Microsystems answered a long-standing call from open-source software developers when it told delegates at the JavaOne...

  • March 25, 2002 25 Mar'02

    Oracle to open development centre in China

    Database giant Oracle plans to open a software development centre in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

  • March 22, 2002 22 Mar'02

    Giga: IBM and BEA holds J2EE market

    IBM and BEA Systems are tied for first place in terms of revenue in the market for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application...

  • March 21, 2002 21 Mar'02

    Microsoft releases beta for Visual J# .net

    Microsoft has announced the second beta of its Visual J# .net development tool, which now allows developers to begin creating...

  • March 19, 2002 19 Mar'02

    Dell opens software centre in Bangalore

    Dell Computer has set up a software development facility in Bangalore, India, to design, develop, and test software for...

  • February 28, 2002 28 Feb'02

    The future of IT may be in DNA

    It is hard to turn on the television at the moment without being informed about developments in human genetic research. Why have...

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    IBM and Avaya agree CRM deal

    IBM has announced a four-year marketing and development deal with Avaya, to help boost its CRM strategy, at its annual...

  • February 18, 2002 18 Feb'02

    Ciphergen teams up with US govt on AIDS research

    Ciphergen Biosystems has signed two joint development agreements calling on its protein chips to find out why AIDS does not...

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    Borland brings .net into view

    On the eve of the release of Microsoft's Visual Studio .net software development suite, tool maker Borland Software pledged to...

  • February 11, 2002 11 Feb'02

    eXcelon touts XML agenda

    eXcelon has released a database boasting more support for Java Connectivity Architecture (JCA), XA protocol support, and more...

  • February 08, 2002 08 Feb'02

    Mitsubishi unveils fast data retrieval system

    Engineers at Mitsubishi's main research and development centre have put parallel computing to use in developing an information...

  • February 07, 2002 07 Feb'02

    Sun unveils new version of J2SE

    Sun Microsystems has released a blueprint for building Java applications which support 64-bit processors.

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    Rational tool combines design and development

    Rational Software has launched Rational XDE Professional 2002, a tool built to eliminate the gap between application design and...

  • January 23, 2002 23 Jan'02

    Chordiant to launch Java-based CRM

    Chordiant Software has released details of a new version of its customer relationship management (CRM) software, which has been...

  • December 13, 2001 13 Dec'01

    Novell releases latest directory software

    Novell has released Version 8.6 of its eDirectory software, promising better scalability, new development features and enhanced...

  • November 26, 2001 26 Nov'01

    Java components deliver data access for portals

    French software developer Ilog has introduced the latest version of its Java software component library.

  • November 08, 2001 08 Nov'01

    SAP to use J2EE and .net for enterprise tools

    SAP had to move quickly last week to rebut reports that its plans to embrace Java meant it had rejected Microsoft's .net...

  • October 30, 2001 30 Oct'01

    SAP decision boosts Java but knocks .Net

    SAP's decision to give its full backing to the Sun Java 2 Enterprise Edition Platform (J2EE) is a blow to Microsoft's .Net...

  • October 22, 2001 22 Oct'01

    Extreme programming goes corporate

    As corporations struggle to complete application development projects on time, within budget and without lots of buggy code, IT...

  • October 12, 2001 12 Oct'01

    Microsoft aims to lure Java developers to .Net

    Microsoft announced the test release of a tool for building Java applications that will work with its .Net.

  • October 03, 2001 03 Oct'01

    Sun releases final version of J2EE

    Sun Microsystems is continuing to improve and extend the Java programming language with the launch of the final version of the...

  • September 20, 2001 20 Sep'01

    Java system enables fast XML apps

    A Java-based platform for the development of applications to handle XML document processing has been released by Irish software...

  • September 17, 2001 17 Sep'01

    Lotus releases Sametime 2.5 upgrade

    Lotus Software Group - the IBM subsidiary formerly known as Lotus Development - released an upgrade of Sametime, its instant...

  • September 13, 2001 13 Sep'01

    Sprint PCS brings Java to handsets

    Sprint PCS has joined the Java bandwagon, announcing an application developers' programme in conjunction with Sun Microsystems,...

  • September 10, 2001 10 Sep'01

    Lotus changes name to reflect IBM integration

    IBM subsidiary Lotus Development is changing its name to Lotus Software Group as part of IBM's "ongoing integration" of Lotus,...

  • August 24, 2001 24 Aug'01

    Intel developing world's largest SQL database

    The design for the world's largest SQL database is currently under development at Intel's UK solutions centre.

  • August 23, 2001 23 Aug'01

    Intel joins Compaq in 3G device development

    Intel and Compaq have announced details of a joint initiative aimed at supporting the development of wireless Internet-access...

  • August 14, 2001 14 Aug'01

    Lotus to increase Domino/IBM integration

    The next version of Lotus Development's Domino collaboration and messaging software, codenamed "Rnext", will feature deeper...

  • August 09, 2001 09 Aug'01

    Oracle adds to Java choice

    Oracle has released a new set of tools aimed at building applications for Java-based server software, including its own Oracle9i...

  • May 21, 2001 21 May'01

    Microsoft lures Enterprise Developers

    Microsoft has unveiled two enhanced versions of its Visual Studio development tools suite designed for the enterprise developer.

  • May 17, 2001 17 May'01

    Novell offers free directory alternative

    Novell's offer of free directory software has been welcomed as a healthy development by users who are involved in roll-outs of...

  • March 07, 2001 07 Mar'01

    SNIA backs work on IP Sans

    The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has thrown its weight behind the development of IP-based storage area...

  • February 21, 2001 21 Feb'01

    HP bridges Java/Microsoft divide

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) is rushing to catch up with Microsoft, Oracle, Sun and IBM in the e-services field with the release of the...

  • January 10, 2001 10 Jan'01

    Service-driven network to ease Java development



    Cliff Saran

    Sun is expected to open a new chapter in the Java story next month when it unveils details of a strategy dubbed the...

  • January 03, 2001 03 Jan'01

    MiniApps developers kit joins mySAP offerings

    SAP has released a Microsoft-compatible open-development platform for custom applications to its mySAP enterprise portal...

  • December 07, 2000 07 Dec'00

    Intel moves into wireless and speeds up signal coding

    Intel, in conjunction with Analog Devices, has made its first move into the wireless communications market with its development...

  • October 18, 2000 18 Oct'00

    Java is top destination



    Without a doubt the most popular programming language of the year, Java has surpassed all other IT skills to become QA Training's best technology course...

  • June 28, 2000 28 Jun'00

    MS online tools debut



    Cliff Saran

    The first development tools to help users start prototyping online software services in Microsoft's .net strategy will be...

  • June 28, 2000 28 Jun'00

    Microsoft denies C# challenge to Java

    Microsoft is focusing its strategy on appeasing the US Department of Justice rather than on serving the needs of corporate users,...

  • June 21, 2000 21 Jun'00

    Sun's Java-XML pledge



    Eric Doyle

    Sun aims to bring portable data a step closer by allowing developers to integrate Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) with its...

  • April 12, 2000 12 Apr'00

    Law will protect shoddy software whistle blowers



    Information systems professionals that blow the whistle on employers over shoddy software development are to be protected by the law, writes John...

  • April 05, 2000 05 Apr'00

    MS strategy to beat Java



    Cliff Saran

    This week's Microsoft judgement made particular reference to the company's strategy to undermine Java - a move which could...

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    Sun set to release source code for Java tool



    Just one in 10,000 developers will benefit from Sun opening up the source code for its Java development tool, according to the Ovum Group, writes...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    Expect massive development savings by component re-use

    The long-promised massive reductions in software development costs offered by component re-use are finally on the way, writes...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Scottish utility picks IBM for support



    Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has signed a £30m teaming arrangement with IBM to improve the application development and support services of its IT...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    MS-Sun court battle looms

    A US judge last week dismissed a Microsoft motion in its legal battle with Sun over Java, writes Matthew Thomas.

  • January 05, 2000 05 Jan'00

    Enterprise Beans to ship mid-2000



    Cliff Saran

    By the middle of next year, mainframe users will be able to run Enterprise Java Beans and access IBM San Francisco Project,...

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