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Microsofts Guthrie Touts Silverlight 3 Betas Database Access Features

In his keynote at MIX09, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie pointed to many new features for data-oriented applications in Silverlight 3.

SpringSource Targets Enterprise with Latest Groovy and Grails

SpringSource released updates to the dynamic programming language and the open source Web app framework last week.

Windows 7 Is "Rescuing" Apps, Microsoft Says

Windows 7 will feature superior application compatibility over Vista, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Reveals Strategy for Mobile Developers

Microsoft today revealed plans to offer tooling and guidance on its developer portal.

CEP Vendors Aleri and Coral8 Merge

Two leading suppliers of complex event processing platforms, Aleri and Coral8, have combined.

Getting Directions for SharePoint

.NET developers face adjustments as they start coding for Microsoft's high-flying workflow and collaboration platform.

Infragistics' New Tools for Picturing Data in Silverlight

New data visualization tools are available for those developing on the Microsoft Silverlight 2 Web multimedia platform.

Startup Looks To Overcome Limitations of Java-Based Phones

Everypoint is courting mobile developers looking to build rich client applications on low-cost Java-based phone sets.

Adobe Says Flex-Based Component Tools Coming, IBM's ILOG Upgrades Elixir Suite

Look for a third-party market of component tools that allow developers to build business applications based on Adobe's Flex rich client programming platform to emerge this year.

VSLive!: Four Rich Client Platforms

VSLive! San Francisco showcased applications developed with Redmond's four rich client technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch and Surface.

VSLive!: Expert Describes Windows Workflow 4.0 as a Vast Improvement Over Prior Versions

When Microsoft releases the 4.0 version of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), it will be providing the first truly usable version of the technology since it debuted more than two years ago

Microsoft Pitches Surface to Developers at VSLive!

Microsoft officials this week tried to convince developers to build applications for its Surface -- the company's multi-user, multi-touch technology that turns a specially designed table top into an interactive multi-touch interface.

Google To Impose Fees for App Engine

Google revealed a new fee structure for its cloud-based hosting service for developers of Python-based applications.

Safari 4 Intros Nitro JavaScript Engine, Adds Dev Tools

Apple is touting improved JavaScript performance and built-in developer tools in browser beta.

Visual Studio 2010's New Look Unveiled at VSLive!

In the keynote on Tuesday, Microsoft's Jason Zander showcased advances in the new VS 2010 user interface for the first time to VSLive! attendees.

Solution Provider Talks Up ALM Features Coming In VS 2010

MDC session laid out the key advances from an ALM perspective

Universities Pilot 'Tools as a Service' Cloud Computing Initiative

Software developers can access dev tools anywhere using the cloud-based service.

Amid Uncertainty, Borland Adds 'Release Readiness' to ALM Suite

Borland Software today released a new module to its ALM portfolio focused on improving the quality of apps delivered by development teams.

Adobe Advances Mobile Efforts

Adobe this week advanced its effort to provide a common runtime across desktop, Web and mobile environments.

Letter to Obama: Consider Open Source

An industry coalition urged President Obama to make open source software a government consideration.

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