Plans for Linux, Fusion and 11g were also part of the announcements at recent Oracle user group meeting.
IBM’s bid marks the third acquisition this year of a prominent BI and PM pure-play vendor.
The initiative builds on previous Microsoft enterprise strategies, with the aim of fostering model-driven development and service-oriented architecture.
Architects got an earful on the proper way to do agile software development at a recent IASA event.
Commercial toolkits have made it easier for developers to create AJAX apps, but it also helps to work in an RIA/SOA environment, says Tibco exec at AjaxWorld.
A Microsoft rep shows how to create and consume data services for the Web, using a simple HTTP interface for AJAX-based Web sites and RIA apps.
Products and partnerships announced at event.
Websites that provide a rich Web experience get more clicks and make more dollars, all else being equal. The trick is figuring out what users regard as rich.
Both views have their advocates.
The creator of the Zachman Framework talks about the matrix at work.
AJAX-era security requires tossing out a lot of what you thought you knew about security, starting with Same Origin Policy.
Publish a PL/SQL procedure in Oracle as a Web service and consume it from a Web service client in WCF.
Learn how to write programs that not only protect themselves from bugs, but that also seek them out and destroy them.
New tools and initiatives such as BPMN, BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask provide a start at marrying BPM's business acumen with SOA's IT-savvy.
Model-driven business process platforms provide the best path to enterprise service-oriented architectures (SOA). It's all about the metadata.
Microsoft exec describes strategy for Live as part of a layered business approach and calls Software Plus Services "critical" over the next few years.