Battle of the Brains

The world's top student coders go mano-a-mano... or should that be cabeza-a-cabeza?

Plugging into NetBeans

It's now dead-easy to write plug-in modules for NetBeans, and a third-party plug-in "ecosystem" is finally emerging.

Red Hat Buys JBoss

Smart move--if they survive the culture clash.

ICONIX: Life After Extreme Programming

Nowadays, you can take your pick from agile processes that address Extreme Programming’s failings.

Portland Project

The OSDL announce an interoperability API: but the Gnome and KDE camps aren't making nearly enough of a song and dance about it.

Instant Messaging, Kind Of

Open source J2EE software allows you to (almost) instantly add a message forum into your own website.