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A Peek Inside the Microsoft Whidbey Ship Room

In a nondescript conference room at the heart of Microsoft Corp.s campus here, 35 developers sit shoulder to shoulder and prepare for battle. This is...

Database Integration Better Late than Never

Microsoft Corp.s planned integration of database-oriented programming tools pays belated homage, one might say, to computer scientist Niklaus Wirths famous assertion that "Algorithms plus...

How Long Will Developers Wait for Longhorns Grand Opening?

By most measures, it might seem that Microsofts crucial customers are the PC builders who license Windows for bundling on new machines. Those hardware...

Startup Tackles Dragging Apps onto Grids

A startup has come out with software that promises to overcome a major grid computing headache: namely, converting applications so they can be spread...

Business Integration Systems

WINNER Unify Corp.NXJ 10.5 In the complex and developer-oriented world of BPM (business process management), Web services and SOAs (service-oriented architectures), usability and ease of deployment...

Application Development

WINNER Sun Microsystems Inc.Java Studio Enterprise 7 Visual aids to application development are useful only if they fully support and complement the source code view, instead...

Virtue Leads to Excellence

Simulations are notorious for what they leave out, at least as much as theyre valued for what they include. Knowing what can be safely...

Open-Source Project Offers Alternative to Visual Studio Team System

A team of developers has started a project to create an open-source alternative to Microsoft Corp.s Visual Studio Team System. The project, known as NTeam,...

Open-Source Referees Change the Rules

The Open Source Initiative board on Wednesday adopted a new way of approving open-source licenses, as well as a new classification system for existing...

Companies Gain by Swapping Software

No security alarms went off when ring maker Jostens recently lifted Best Buys homegrown application integration software. Thats because Minneapolis-based Jostens wasnt stealing from...