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I, Smartapp

Many of the problem-solving techniques such as adaptive learning and rule-based inferencing that power artificial intelligences and expert systems have gone mainstream.

Bits & Bytes

Insight, analysis and stuff for managers

Process Is the Rationale for Open-Source Development

For many programmers, Rational Unified Process conjures up images of suits dashing around carrying three-ring binders bulging with forms, templates and checklists.

The buzz about operational biz intelligence

You can’t say Information Builders CEO Gerry Cohen doesn’t speak his mind. You might be tempted to call him a straight shooter. For example, even though IBI is sitting on one of the niftiest data integration technologies on the market—its iWay family of connectivity solutions— Cohen dismisses data integration as an over-hyped buzz term.

Staying Power!

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.

Perens at the WSIS

Tinhats and Tunisian Bathrooms

'Spring Live' Book Review

A worthy introduction to the ins and outs of Spring Framework.

Creator for the Corporate Coder

Sun Looks for the VB Soft Spot

Paper Beats Scissors, Rock Dodges Mountain

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!"

Borland's New Guy

Nielsen's Cool: "Developers Rule!"

Microsoft's Three-Way: Part I

Ballmer Rocks the Microsoft Launch

Scary Stories

Mitnick regales with hacker tales.