The race to provide Web developers with a tool to bring some rich Internet features to the desktop continued Friday with the unveiling of Joyent Inc.'s Slingshot framework for building online and offline Ruby on Rails applications.
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IMSafer Inc. Wednesday unveiled an online tool that aims to let parents check comments left by and for children visiting MySpace.com's popular online community.
Red Hat and Exadel have announced a partnership that will bring Eclipse-based developer tools to Red Hat’s JBoss middleware.
IBM and Google Inc. have jointly unveiled new portlet software that will allow users of IBM's WebSphere Portal to integrate more than 4,000 Google Gadget services and utilities into the portal.
Microsoft Thursday unveiled a Web site designed to help people with no programming experience learn to build Windows applications or Web sites using Visual Studio 2005.
IBM and Google have unveiled a new portlet software that will allow WebSphere portal users to integrate more than 4,000 Google Gadget services and utilities into the portal.
Aethon Monday announced a system that uses robots to monitor the movement of medical equipment tagged with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips and fetch it when needed by nurses or other hospital staff.
Jyve on Tuesday launched a new search site that links users directly with people who can answer their questions.
Con-way, a freight transportation and logistics company, began developing its service-oriented architecture in 1998. Since then, it has evolved into an event-driven architecture, where computer systems can subscribe to and publish “events” — like an order being received — and process events according to pre-defined rules. Maja Tibbling, lead enterprise architect at Con-way, talked to Computerworld US at the Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference.
For many companies, the move to a service-oriented architecture (SOA) can yield substantial rewards, including reduced operating costs and better customer service. But those benefits only show up after companies work through thorny problems such as obtaining executive buy-in, shifting the way development groups operate and hammering out sometimes contentious new business rules.
Compuware Corp. Tuesday rolled out new quality assurance software aimed at helping IT development shops deliver better applications by more closely monitoring their processes.
The city of Atlanta will begin rolling out new business intelligence software to all city agencies in February in a project aimed at providing — for the first time — visibility into their combined performance.
IBM Rational Software Corp. has released a new version of its desktop development tools that focus on boosting the quality of emerging architectures by eliminating common problems from distributed development efforts.
Business intelligence technology is evolving from a tactical tool into a strategic asset to bolster enterprise operations for many companies. But making that shift means a hefty investment in gaining user buy-in and linking back-end systems, according to a panel of users who spoke recently at the Business Objects Insight Americas 2006 conference.