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The .NET architecture has yet to be fully released, but already a virus, called W32/Donut, has been targeted to .NET, indicating that virus writers have interest in the new framework. Originating in the Czech Republic, the virus is not considered a serious threat by Microsoft or by se...
(Scotts Valley, CA) - Borland Software Corporation has released Borland C++Builder 6 for rapid development of e-business applications with Web services support in a true C++ visual development environment. C++Builder 6 enables C++ developers, estimated at 2.6 million worldwide, to simp...
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(June 10, 2002) - Novell, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SilverStream. The acquisition has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of each company and is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory and other standard approvals. The closin...
(July 23, 2002) - In the wake of its merger with Compaq, HP intends to increase focus and investment in its industry-leading software suites. HP, currently the fifth largest software provider in the world, will redirect its current and future development and go-to-market efforts toward...
(August 20, 2002) - Last week, TogetherSoft Corp. and WebGain, Inc., announced that TogetherSoft plans to acquire WebGain Studio, which consists of VisualCafe, StructureBuilder, Business Designer, and Quality Analyzer and provides support for BEA's WebLogic Server. In a WSJ exclusive, ...
(September 23, 2002) - With reference accounts like Dresdner Bank and Reliant Energy, as well as newer partners like Commerce One, Mountain View, California-based platform integration powerhouse Actional Corporation has just recently been hitting the headlines even more often than usua...
(November 13, 2002) -- The members of the OASIS interoperability consortium have approved the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) v1.0 as an OASIS Open Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. Although Gartner analysts forecast rapid adoption of SAML, ...
(January 10, 2003) - A group of leading IT vendors, consisting of Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, Oracle Corp., Sonic Software, and Sun Microsystems have published the Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability) specification working draft. By providing a fundamentally m...
(February 11, 2003) - To bring the advantages of Web-based development and content delivery to interactive voice response applications, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published VoiceXML 2.0 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation. Advancement of a W3C Technical Report to Candidate R...
WSJ: What does Sarvega do?John G. Chirapurath: Sarvega (www.sarvega.com) delivers market-leading XML infrastructure solutions, the Sarvega XPE portfolio of intelligent XML switches, that are used to scale XML processing in enterprise applications such as Web services. Sarvega's switche...
(May 9, 2003) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the SOAP Version 1.2 Proposed Recommendation, consisting of the SOAP 1.2 Messaging Framework; SOAP 1.2 Adjuncts, and a Primer. SOAP 1.2 is a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentr...
(June 16, 2003) - Parasoft recently released SOAPtest 2.0, the latest version of its automated testing tool for Web Services. SOAPtest's automated technologies help development teams prevent errors by performing server functional testing, load testing, and client testing. Developers ca...
On January 15, 2002, responding to an open letter by Microsoft's Greg Leake (see below), IBM’s Stefan Van Overtveldt comments: IBM and Microsoft can fight about benchmarks forever, but what matters most is what customers and developers are doing. .NET only supports Windows and other ...
(February 15, 2002) - Tim Ewald is well known for his sense of humor. He is well known for being able to use James Gosling's Emacs and Microsoft's VS.NET with equal facility - even on the same day! And now, through no fault of his own, he is equally well known for having been the co-si...
(April 16, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. will rebrand its popular iPlanet™, Forte™, StarOffice™ ,and Chili!Soft™ product lines under the Sun™ Open Net Environment (Sun™ ONE) brand. This move reflects Sun's commitment to its wide array of software offerings - from portal server and mid...
AmberPointTM, Inc. has introduced AmberPoint Management FoundationTM, the first product of a comprehensive suite of management solutions for XML Web applications. AmberPoint Management Foundation transforms Web service-based systems into production-ready assets, making them easy to mon...
(July 23, 2002) - This week, Novell, Inc. outlined project Destiny, the company's roadmap for directory services. The roadmap consists of several key directory releases over the next 18 months, beginning with Novell's UDDI server later this year, which aims to extend Novell's leadershi...
(August 20, 2002) - CapeScience, Cape Clear™ Software's developer network, is offering a host of new free utilities, tutorials, and resources for Web services programmers. Among the recent additions are a new Web service that enables queries to Amazon.com based on MP3 files, a free on...
(September 25, 2002) - Members of the OASIS standards consortium have formed a technical committee to facilitate distributed systems management over the Internet. The work of the new OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee will enable businesses to manage their own Web services a...
(November 18, 2002) - The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI.org) has released the final draft for the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML 1.0) and the first public draft for the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN 0.9), making BPML the first business process modeli...
(January 10, 2003) - A group of leading IT vendors, consisting of Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, Oracle Corp., Sonic Software, and Sun Microsystems have published the Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability) specification working draft. By providing a fundamentally m...
(February 11, 2003) - AmberPoint, Inc., a provider of Web services management solutions, and Conquest, Inc., a provider of advanced large-scale systems and software technology solutions to federal and commercial customers, are collaborating on a substantial project for a large agency o...
(March 31, 2003) - Confluent Software Inc. has released Confluent CORE 3.0, the latest version of its Web services monitoring and management platform. Confluent CORE 3.0 provides enterprise-class security management, a flexible deployment model, management for Java and .NET services ri...
(May 14, 2003) - FatWire Software will acquire divine's Content Management business. As part of the divine bankruptcy auction, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boston has approved the sale of divine's content management assets to Saratoga Partners, a New York private equity firm, who will ...
(June 16, 2003) - Sundt Construction understands the importance of a solid foundation. With more than 100 years in business providing general contracting, construction management and design/build services for both private and public sector clients, Sundt has its eye on the future. But ...
(San Francisco, January 17, 2002) WSJ traveled to the West coast, to cover the Next Generation Web Services Conference sponsored by InfoWorld Media, which was held in San Francisco. Web services was the topic on everyone’s minds at this well-attended show, and the two-day event was pac...
(Santa Clara, CA) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced iPlanet Application Server 6.5, featuring a new application framework offering developers prebuilt Java components based on best design practices that can be easily assembled to form the infrastructure of J2EE applications up to 10 t...
In a WSJ exclusive, Mark Herring, Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Sun Microsystems, Inc., commented for us on Microsoft's announcement of its discontinuation of .NET My Services:
(June 18, 2002) - Collaxa, Inc.'s flagship product, the Web Service Orchestration Server™ (WSOS) 1.0, is now available for the BEA WebLogic® application server for public download at www.collaxa.com/developer.jsp and WSOS 1.0 for Oracle9i Application Server and Database is now availab...
(July 23, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the first shipping, end-to-end network identity solution that addresses customers' needs for heightened security, privacy, and federated identity management. The new products, services, and support are fully compliant with the Liberty ...
(August 20, 2002) - Compuware Corporation has recently introduced DevPartner Studio 7.0 Professional Edition, a comprehensive suite of tools for developers building applications and Web services using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio 6.0. DevPartner Studio 7.0 incorporate...
(September 30, 2002) - Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard have begun a worldwide initiative to encourage business use of .NET solutions and Web services. The new initiative represents a total investment of more than $50 million by the two companies.
(November 18, 2002) - Novell plans to provide visual tools based on the emerging XForms standard in the next major release of Novell exteNd, its J2EE-based Web application development suite. Developed by the W3C, XForms enables information to be presented as XML to provide a next-gener...
(January 14, 2003) - On Thursday January 9, Sonic Software and a number of other leading IT vendors, including Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corp, Oracle Corp., and Sun Microsystems, announced a proposal for a new Web services specification for reliable messaging: Web Services Re...
(February 11, 2003) - Novell is making it easier for developers to connect Web services with Novell eDirectory, to add a foundation for secure identity management to their applications. Novell eDirectory now supports the Directory Services Markup Language (DSML v2) standard, which prov...
(March 31, 2003) - Softwerc, Inc., has announced the release of Wercspace Version 1.2, for employees who create or maintain their own customized Web portal content. Among the application's upgrades are more advanced page management capabilities; greater flexibility in the creation and ...
(May 19, 2003) - Zero G has released a new version of its InstallAnywhere multiplatform software deployment solution. InstallAnywhere 5.5 offers features that cut development times and ease complex software deployment across the enterprise. InstallAnywhere 5.5 is also the first multipl...
(June 19, 2003) - On Wednesday, Oracle increased its cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of PeopleSoft, Inc. to $19.50 per share, or approximately $6.3 billion. In response, PeopleSoft requested that its stockholders take no action until its board of directors c...
Developer self-service. Elastic, scalable apps. The "illusion of infinite capacity." For all the talk of the positive aspects of cloud computing, less attention is focused on the way IT operations must evolve to manage and support a dynamic, scalable, highly variable infrastructure. ...


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