Enterprise Architecture News & How-To


Software AG Acquires Terracotta To Boost Cloud Strategy

Java clustering infrastructure provider Terracotta announced this morning that it's being acquired by German business process management (BPM) vendor Software AG.

So Far, So Good in Massive Transition to Agile, SAP Says

Enterprise software giant SAP is about halfway through what may be the largest conversion ever to Agile development practices and it's going well so far, according to a recent interview with Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe.

Oracle Proposes Hudson Become Eclipse Foundation Project

Oracle today announced that it has proposed moving the open-source, Java-based continuous integration (CI) server Hudson -- including all the code, the domain name and the trademark -- to the Eclipse Foundation.

Tasktop Integration Tool Aids Eclipse-Based Agile Development

Tasktop Technologies recently announced an update to Tasktop Enterprise, which synchronizes tasks between Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) elements and cross-repository Agile planning.

Dell's Boomi Adds Java Message Service to Integration Cloud

Dell just announced an update to its recently acquired Boomi software that will include Java Message Service (JMS) connectors for middleware products.

New Java Integration Framework Launches

Open source integration and messaging company FuseSource this week unveiled a new Eclipse-based IDE for the Apache Camel integration framework.

Three Vendors Team Up To Launch OpenStack Demos

Dell, Equinix and Rackspace today launched a demo of the environment available for service providers and enterprise customers to test cloud-based apps running atop the OpenStack platform.

Mylyn-Based Tasktop 2.0 Brings Together ALM Tools

Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) tools vendor Tasktop Technologies this week announced a major release of Tasktop Enterprise, its commercial implementation of the Eclipse Mylyn task-focused interface.

Oracle Delivers Mobile Java Framework for Cross-Platform App Creation

The Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile Client is designed to let developers working in Oracle's JDeveloper IDE to build enterprise apps for mobile platforms using the skills they already have, the company said

Apache Retires Excalibur

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has officially retired the Excalibur Project, a platform for component and container applications built on the Java platform.

jQuery-Style Selectors for Server-Side Java

Potix Corporation has released a set of jQuery-style selectors designed to give developers an easy method of selecting and accessing server-side components.

CA Looks To Broaden Use of Modeling Tool to Data Integration, Cloud

CA Technologies last week updated its ERwin modeling tool with an eye toward broadening its use beyond database developers.

Survey: Top Agile 'Pain Point' Is Capturing Requirements

Going Agile shifts the focus of gathering application requirements from detailed specifications to user stories, and that's the biggest obstacle to success, according to a recent survey of companies making the leap.

Open Source Java ESB Upgrade Adds DevOps, Cloud Features

Mule ESB 3.1 adds new orchestration features, a new management console and new collaborative capabilities.

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick

Rackspace Hosting today said it has acquired Cloudkick, a two-year old startup that offers tools to manage multiple cloud services.

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