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Dan Roberts, Director of Developer Tools and Greg Murray, AJAX Architect, both with Sun Micrrosystems talked about the company's initial reluctance to join the IBM-driven OpenAJAX Alliance, the company's more recent decision to join, the importance of interoperability, and what unique ...
Open-source database company Ingres and 'blended' app developer BEA have gotten together to offer a joint development strategy to their customers. Ingres Senior VP of Engineering Emma McGrattan discusses this new arrangement in this exclusive SYS-CON interview.
Theo Beack has joined BEA Systems, Inc. as Deputy CTO, and will be talking to customers while also examining SOA and Web 2.0 and how their aspects fit into the company's overall 'blended' strategy. In this job, he notes, he mostly gets to do 'the cool stuff.'
David Skoll, President and CTO of Roaring Penguin Software, based in Ottawa, Canada, discussed his company's efforts to kill spam and eliminate malware in this exclusive interview with SYS-CON. He describes the 'cocktail' of techniques that the company uses to help IT managers and indi...
Fiorano Software was SOA before there was SOA, says company CEO Atul Saini in this exclusive SYS-CON interview. The company has been around since 1995, and continues today to develop innovative SOA software, with a commitment to ESB middleware at the heart of its approach.
Terracotta CEO Ari Zilka spoke with SYS-CON about the company's new 'Sessions for Tomcat,' and outlined his company's vision for developers. He also discussed the growing momentum behind AJAX and what benefits it is bringing to the development community.
Jim Sangster, Director of Marketing for N1 and Availability Software, and Dr. Gregory O. Smith, Global Manager for Sun's SAP Competency Center, recently participated in an exclusive SYS-CON interview to outline a new joint program for end-to-end heterogeneous virtualization customers t...
SOA Software CEO Eric Pulier outlines the company's Blue Titan acquisition in this exclusive SYS-CON interview. Also commenting are Blue Titan CEO Frank Martinez, who will join SOA Software as an EVP, and SOA Software EVP Roberto Medrano.
Rick Linden, senior product manager at Sybase, spoke with SYS-CON about the company's Mirror Activator for Oracle product announcement at EMC World in Boston. Sybase is touting several technical benefits to this approach, which addresses issues such as failover and compliance in intens...
David Temkin is co-founder and CTO of Laszlo Systems. The company is a member of the emerging Open AJAX consortium, and a pioneer in providing the tools necessary for Rich Internet Applications and AJAX development. Temkin discusses his history with these tools and talks about the comp...
Bill Coleman, founder and CEO of Cassatt Corp., will address how the software industry is being disrupted by, among other things, open source during his keynote on Monday, June 5 at the SOA Web Services Edge Conference and Expo in New York. Bill Coleman is also the 'B' in BEA and was v...
Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows will present a session entitled, 'AJAX and Faces: Friends or Foes?' as part of the Real-World AJAX Seminar at the SOA Web Services Edge and Enterprise Open Source Conference and Exhibition in New York June 5-6. The two have written a book on the subject, a...
SourceForge.net is one of many OSTC-owned websites that is popular with the open-source development community. Jay Seirmarco, General Manager, and Ross Turk, Engineering Manager, recently updated the organization's progress in this exclusive SYS-CON interview.
Andy Astor, co-founder and CEO of open source database company EnterpriseDB, will present a session on the 'Top Five Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to Open Source' at the Enterprise Open Source Conference and Exhibition, to be held June 5-6 in New York. Andy outlined his talk in this...
Author, blogger, and podcaster David Linthicum will discuss how to incorporate Web 2.0 prinicples into enterprise IT development--regardless of the size of the enterprise--during his presentation at the SOA Web Services Edge Conference and Expo, to be held in New York June 5-6. Linthic...
Clint Oram will present a session on Secret Ingredients to Open Source Development at the Enterprise Open Source Conference and Expo June 5-6 in New York. Oram, who co-founder SugarCRM and is General Manager of Sugar Online, outlined his presentation in an exclusive SYS-CON interview.
AJAX is a marketing term that will retain its power as long as vendors retain a commitment to an Open Web, says Dojo Foundation President Alex Russell. Alex will present his views as part of the Real-World AJAX Seminar to be held in San Jose on April 24, and he provides a peak into his...
Cold Fusion Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Simon Horwith will lead on session developing with Flex and ColdFusion at the SOA Web Services Edge Conference and Exhibition, to be held June 5-6 in New York. Simon also serves as CIO of AboutWeb.com, a Washington, DC-based consulting fi...
BEA's Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Lorenzo Cremona discussed what the company is calling recent momentum against IBM, Oracle, and JBoss, in this exclusive interview with SYS-CON.TV. Cremona discussed the company's blended strategy and how it is effected with a variety of custo...
Dion Hinchcliffe, Editor-in-Chief of SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal, has been named AJAX Tech Chair for the upcoming, two-day Real-World AJAX Seminar to be held in New York June 5-6 as part of SOA Web Services Edge and the Enterprise Open Source Conference and Expo. Hinchcliffe outlines his...
BEA Systems will be offering Blue Dragon as part of its overall blended web applications development strategy, as part of a new licensing agreement. Among other highlights, this initiative allows the reuse of legacy code by a number of BEA's customers. The company's Blake Connell outli...
Oracle was among the truly big technology companies announced as original supporters of the Open AJAX initiative. Yet this is a grassroots effort, explains Ted Farrell in an exclusive interview.
Dave Hofert, Group Market Manager, Java SE and Embedded/Real-Time at Sun Microsystems, will spearhead several product announcements by the company in the embedded and real-time spaces at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose. Sun entered the embedded space a year ago, and now off...
Oracle Senior Product Director Ashish Mohindroo spoke to SYS-CON.TV in an exclusive interview about some new customer wins for Oracle's Fusion Middleware, particularlyin the BPEL Process Manager and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) spaces. He reviews three customers in varying market...
HP has announced Vertical Frameworks for four new vertical markets as part of its ongoing SOA strategy. The company has also reported a new customer win. Terri Schoenrock, Director of Enterprise Application Services at HP Services, outlines the new strategy and describes the customer w...
Jim Sangster, Sun's Director of Marketing for N1 and Availability Software Products, outlines Sun's evolving grid computing strategy, as it relates to Oracle as well as other software platforms, in this exclusive interview with SYS-CON.TV. Sun has announced an expanded strategy, and Sa...
Roger Strukhoff interviews Dr. Marc Fleury, chairman and CEO of JBoss, at the JBoss world headquarters in Atlanta. Marc describes some of the company's history and its mission of developing world-class software in a community fashion. After the formal interview he also elaborates on hi...
Eric Miraglia, PhD, and a member of the Yahoo Presentation Platform Engineering team, is a featured speaker at the Real-World AJAX Seminar, to be held April 24 at the San Jose Hilton. His presentation is entitled, 'Applying AJAX: Speeding the User's Journey from Idea to Information.' E...
IBM Senior VP Steve Mills led a discussion about and overview of IBM's expanding SOA strategy in a recent teleconference. AJAX was on the menu, as was WebSphere and an overall strategy that features multiple entry points for customers in a variety of businesses.
James Gosling Speaks At Sun's World Education And Research Conference
Flex 2.0, ColdFusion, Dreamweaver, & Flash
Jeremy Geelan interviews James Gosling at the Waldorf in New York City.
Kevin Wiggen thought up the name Xythos in the middle of the night he says, aiming to come up with something unique that could convey the Greeks' sense of intellectual mastery with thoughts and words. Today the document management company he co-founded takes its core mission beyond the...
Parasoft addresses a spectrum of applications and a spectrum of developers with various technical levels and aspirations with its SOAtest automated error prevention software. In its latest release, Parasoft adds BPEL support and many other new features, described by Ariola in this excl...
In what the two companies billed as an 'employee town hall,' Oracle and Sun put their respective CEOs on stage January 10 to talk about the companies' relationship and future directions.
An intense eighth-month collaboration between Hewlett-Packard and Dreamworks has resulted in a complex SOA that integrates a number of key functions within the filmmakers' IT enterprise. HP Program Director Terri Schoenrock explains all in this excusive SYS-CON.TV interview.
Seventy percent of the world's data resides on mainframes,' according to OpenConnect CTO Stuart Burris in an exclusive interview with SYS-CON.TV. His company recently released a multi-module solution to moving some of that data into increasingly popular SOAs, and also was able to show ...
Sun's Mark Reinhold Wants Developers to Ride Mustang (Java SE 6 Beta Sun recently released the beta of Java SE 6, also known as Project Mustang, and is now sponsoring a competition for developers to find the 'most egregious' flaws, according to Mark Reinhold, in this exclusive intervie...
Alex Tkachman of JetBrains Discusses New Acquisition Prague-based JetBrains recently announced that German-based company ej-technologies and its JProfiler have now been certified as Companions within the JetBrains software ecosystem. Tkachman, who is based at a JetBrains technology cen...
Sun's continuing open source activities are reflected in the preview announcements of Java EE 5 and the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5. In an exclusive interview with SYS-CON.TV, Sun managers Ken Drachnik and Robin Smith outlined the new features in these previews, as well as a timeline ...