Sun Microsystems officials on Monday acknowledged issues the company has had to deal with in offering products such as the OpenSolaris OS and Java via an open source business model.
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Sun and the OpenSolaris community are this week launching the official first version of the open-source OpenSolaris operating system, which has only been available in pre-release versions for developers until now.
Tibco Software plans a number of technology enhancements based on its ActiveMatrix service platform for SOA, including accommodations for IBM's WebSphere application server and the Ruby programming language.
Microsoft announced Thursday the release of its Expression 2 Studio design tools, which provide application design capabilities to complement application development capabilities of the company's Visual Studio toolset.
Tibco Software is set to make a play in the computer hardware space, readying its Tibco Messaging Appliance for ultra-low-latency messaging deployments.
Service Component Architecture (SCA), an SOA specification for transforming IT assets into reusable services, was hailed Tuesday as a way to build services with lower barriers to adoption and link SOA to Web 2.0.
Tibco Software is throwing its support behind Microsoft's new Silverlight browser plug-in technology for rich Internet applications and also is offering users of Microsoft Web services technology an alternative message platform.
Nortel is pursuing development of communications-enabled applications, which combine IT and communications in newfangled application types, and would like to see standards set to provide consistent behaviors.
Seeking to enhance mainstream SOA deployments, HP is increasing SOA quality management capabilities in several products.
Sun continues to pursue talks with Apple Computer to have Java applications run on Apple's iPhone while acknowledging a third party's efforts toward the same goal.
Offline access to Web applications is becoming an important trend, with Adobe and Google looking to make the most of this new direction.
JavaFX, introduced by Sun last year as a Java-based platform for building visually oriented applications, will be leveraged in the growing consumer application space.
Sun Microsystems is stepping up efforts to boost Java usage in Linux shops by working to remove some final encumbrances in the open-source Java platform.
Mashups, which unite disparate data sources in quickly developed Web applications, are a hot topic at the Web 2.0 Expo conference in San Francisco this week, with companies including Serena Software, JackBe, and Kapow Technologies offering new products geared to mashup development.