The Unified Computing System aims to be a "cloud in a box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?
Oracle used this week's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco to roll out new tools aimed at providing better integration of its disparate wares, but much of the focus at this year's annual event was on the company's pending $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems.
Several hundred software and enterprise architects this week gathered from around the world to ponder and debate how to affect improvements in how systems and applications can be better engineered and made more adaptive.
Proponents of Agile and lean software development methodologies say they are becoming more popular than traditional sequential methods in corporate app-dev groups. But implementation of a pure Agile method is still a rarity in the enterprise as hybrid approaches are starting to take hold.
Microsoft's open source leader looks back on his tenure in Redmond.
Bank of America is a founding member of group aimed at forging enerprise mashup interoperability.
Palm is the latest to cut support for Windows Mobile, as Google releases new Android SDK.
Message queuing stalwarts such as IBM and TIBCO bring decades of messaging processing expertise to the table, but some would-be players, including Informatica, come to CEP from what seems like a tangential trajectory.
Microsoft's new CodePlex Foundation aims to encourage commercial software companies to collaborate and contribute to open source communities.
The European Commission's decision to investigate Oracle's plan to acquire Sun Microsystems is focused largely on the future of the open source MySQL database.
Inaugural event in Redmond hopes to engage developers of mobile applications.
A new but unofficial performance benchmark test by a senior Microsoft developer is spurring debate in the ASP.NET and PHP communities, even as it reveals some surprising findings.
Language design leader Erik Meijer describes new framework as a "breakthrough"in asynchronous programming.
Google’s data acquisitiveness is yielding telling stats about open source code.
Microsoft's VP of the .NET Developer Platform group opens up on a wide range of topics, from debugging Silverlight apps to Silverlight's security model.
The inventor of the first PC spreadsheet talks about his new book and challenges facing developers.
Red Hat and Microsoft loom large as thousands of developers ponder the future of Java at annual meet last week.
As applications take flight beyond the desktop, the .NET Framework is trying to keep pace. The programming environment, which debuted in 2002 and today ships with Windows, SQL Server and Visual Studio, remains the consistent foundation for Microsoft's proliferating toolsets.
The annual Web 2.0 Expo is considered a prominent showcase and launching ground for noteworthy next-generation applications, and this year's gathering in San Francisco was no exception.
RDN Editor Kathleen Richards talks with Microsoft's Kris Horrocks.