Development/Programming Career Articles

Coming to Terms With Cloud Computing

Analysts define an airy concept that's currently looming large on the IT horizon.

MSPAlliance, Microsoft To Work Together

The International Association of Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance) and Microsoft today said they are joining forces to better educate and certify companies using Microsoft IT management tools.

HP's Big EDS Plans Include Big Cuts

HP's absorption of outsourcing firm EDS also includes a plan to cut its workforce.

Lumbering Global Economy Affects IT Industry

A second-quarter survey found sluggish IT spending in both North America and Europe.

Report Outlines SMB SaaS Strategies for Vendors

Delivering hosted solutions to businesses takes planning, and this report describes some of the steps to take.

Coverity Offers Java Code Readiness Service

The new tool is designed to help managers assess code quality before it's shipped.

Survey: IT Hiring and Pay Still Up, But Employers 'Cautious'

With the U.S. economy still circling and unemployment on the rise, it's a good time to be in IT -- relatively speaking.

IT Cost Cuts in 2008 May Be a Trend, Study Says

A study surveying 201 CIOs found a general slowdown in IT spending and staffing.

Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

SnapLogic Leverages Amazon Cloud Platform

The company teamed with Amazon to add scalability to its hosted data integration solution.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Gartner: Economic Woes Will Increase Offshoring

Research firm Gartner is predicting that the current economic downturn in the U.S. will mean more IT and development positions will go overseas.

Open Source Search Site Acquired by Black Duck is slated to become another asset in Black Duck's software compliance toolset.

Appcelerator Enables Google App Engine Portability

Hosted rich Internet application development platform lets developers tap into Google App Engine.

Microsoft Plans MSDN Revamp

Microsoft is finally tuning up its Microsoft Developer Network site and promises to resolve long-running frustrations developers have encountered working with it.

SaaS Shifts to Vertical Business Networks

Addressing specific vertical markets through the use of customized solution bundles may be the latest wave in software-as-a-service.

SaaS on the Rise With Small-to-Medium Businesses

Big businesses, with their larger infrastructures, are not as interested, report suggests.

Enterprise Software Future Profiled in Report

A Forrester report describes software-as-a-service and open source solutions as potential agents for change.

Microsoft and Google Square Off for Long-Term SaaS Battle

Microsoft rolled out new software-as-a-service betas, while Google added to its Apps offerings.