As the use of e-mail and instant messaging for business communications has grown, so too has
another problem: storing and managing that content.
Regular readers of Application Development Trends know we cover more of the application scene than development, despite the name. We regularly run articles on apps management, integration, innovation and more. That’s why, starting with next month’s issue, we’ll be operating under a new moniker: Application Trends. We’ll show off our new logo and tell you all about the name change in the January issue.
On paper, enterprise content management vendors have all the pieces needed to deliver integrated content
management, but the simplicity, functionality and elegance found in the different modules can be uneven, says one analyst.
Insight, analysis and stuff for managers
COBOL is here to stay. It’s become UNICODE—compliant, object oriented and XML friendly. It participates in MDA,calls Web services natively and wraps itself in Java. Some mainframe shops are even deploying COBOL apps on Linux.
Tinhats and Tunisian Bathrooms
A worthy introduction to the ins and outs of Spring Framework.
Sun Looks for the VB Soft Spot
Picture the boardroom meeting at Big Heavy Software, Inc. HQ: "Our competitors are beating us by being nimbler and more fleet-footed. There’s only one thing for it, we must leverage our core competencies and pile on even more deadweight!"
Nielsen's Cool: "Developers Rule!"
Ballmer Rocks the Microsoft Launch
Mitnick regales with hacker tales.