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ALM Trends: Vendors and Customers Seek ROI

Vendors shift strategies to ease adoption, improve ROI and target software development lifecycle pain points.

Solving the Puzzle: Configuration Management in Agile Development

Experts and users weigh in on the challenge of integrating configuration management into your agile development projects.

Google Launches Free SkipFish Tool for Web App Security

Last week Google released SkipFish, a no-cost, open source "security reconnaissance tool" for Web-based applications.

EclipseCon: Oracle Pushes Java Modularization

Two Oracle execs kicked off the annual EclipseCon conference with a keynote focusing on the future of Java under the stewardship of Oracle.

Top 7 Windows Phone 7 Highlights from MIX10

From a scaled-down Office client to the much larger role of Silverlight, here are seven things about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 preview that stood out at last week's conference.

Feds, Cloud Security Take Center Stage at RSA 2010

The speaker lineup at this year's annual RSA Security Conference and Expo, underway this week in San Francisco, is packing some serious federal heat.

CA Acquires 3tera

CA on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire closely held 3tera Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

Report Profiles Top Software Security Coding Errors

A new study describes the top 25 programming errors that can open up security holes in software.

DOD Employs Primitives To Bring Enterprise Architectures into the Future

The DOD looks to a common vocabulary to help reduce cost of developing and maintaining systems. Plus a Q&A Dennis Wisnosky, the DOD's business mission area CTO and chief architect.

VMware Opens vCloud for Java, Python Developers

VMware wants developers to build software for its vCloud infrastructure, and it's giving them the tools to do it.

Interface-Based Programming in C#

Interfaces can make your applications easier to test and maintain.

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.

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