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Let's consider the pages of a traditional corporate Website. They include an 'about me' page, a contact page, a careers section, and probably a page with news and press releases. The words look good on paper, and, more than likely, a committee gave the final sign-off on the site's cont...
Can afford to take just one day off, get out of your cubicle and see what other people up to these days? Is J2EE still in favor? What's this ESB is about? Have you even heard of using Flex as a Web front end of your Java applications? Do not miss an event in NYC this Monday, that is cr...
The conviction of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling was in no small part to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. Does this mean the government has done something right? Does it mean the government may be on the right track on another issue, Net Neutrality?
Storage and Enterprise IT Analyst Marc Farley comments on the newly announced Quantum acquisition of ADIC. The $770 million acquisition can be viewed as a defensive move, but it also strengthens Quantum's story while competing against major enterprise IT vendors Sun Microsystems, HP, a...
SYS-CON author Frank Cohen, who also authored the book 'Java Testing and Design,' appeared with SYS-CON West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff and IT Analyst Marc Farley on a recent 'TechMash' podcast, in which he addressed the challenges of developing and deploying AJAX applications ...
The growing influence of AJAX has been featured at SYS-CON events over the past several weeks, with a primary focus on the developer side of the equation. But what about the IT management aspects. Enterprise IT analyst Marc Farley joins Roger Strukhoff in a discussion about AJAX and IT...
Marc Farley, president of Building Storage, Inc., was interviewed by SYS-CON West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff about the CEO transition at Sun, specifically about how Sun's storage strategy was, in his opinion, a bad deal at the time and one that does not bode well for the future...
SYS-CON West Coast Bureau Chief Roger Strukhoff comments on the renewed Oracle/JBoss rumors, considers the upcoming RIM court decision, and gossips a bit about emerging gossip in Silion Valley.
It's been a wet and wild January in Silicon Valley. Major Web 2.0 companies Yahoo and Google, in particular, have been in the news recently, with their executives now being covered like major celebrities. Can paparazzi be far behind?
Larry Ellison seemed firmly in control at a recent 'Town Hall' meeting with Scott McNealy. Meanwhile, the future of Java is being debated, and at least one industry pundit did not like the Consumer Electronics Show's recent emergence as the center of all attention in the IT industry.
Will Google be subverting Microsoft's market dominance? This is the question of the hour within the entire technology industry, large parts of which are gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Larry Page is expected to make an announcement of a $200 PC that may ...
Happy New Year to all of SYS-CON's readers! The start of the year marks the 15th birthday of the Worldwide Web, and the key people and companies associated it show no signs of slowing down. The Web has re-created a culture of loosely coupled, highly performing applications, driven by a...
Linux creator Linus Torvalds issued a Christmas Eve exhortation to members of the Linux kernel mailing list (www.lkml.org) to help him test Linux 2.6.15-rc7. Revealing classic geek-think in assuming that most mailing list members were going to be 'bored out of their minds' on Christmas...
It's time for the Top 10 predictions of 2006. SYS-CON Publishing Director Jeremy Geelan spoke with several industry leaders to get their fearless predictions for the new year. Meanwhile, SYS-CON' Real-World AJAX Seminar is set to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York on March 13.
SYS-CON Events has announced the first 'iTVcon Internet TV Conference & Expo, to be held in New York. Calls for papers, delegate registration, and information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be found at the conference website, www.itvcon.com.
The industry's leading SOA web services companies debated technical merits and strategic philosophies during an hour-long webcast hosted by SYS-CON Publishing Director Jeremy Geelan and popular JDJ contributor Yakov Fain.
Macromedia and Limelight Networks have announced the immediate availability of Limelight MediaEdge Streaming for Macromedia Flash.
SYS-CON publishing director Jeremy Geelan analyzes the recent 'leaked' memos by Microsoft's Ray Ozzie and Bill Gates.
Oracle has released a free edition of its database, but is being criticized by open-source database developers as not understanding open source and what it's all about.
MySQL CEO Marten Mickos defended his company's SCO agreement and touted the company's upcoming MySQL 5.0 in an exclusive interview.
Bill Gates has proclaimed a golden age of software, Macromedia has opened its MAX 2005 event, SYS-CON travels to India, and Dion Hinchcliffe questions the future of cyberspace.
SYS-CON columnists Jeremy Geelan and Derek Ferguson offer a contrasting view of web services. A blogger's handbook is released.
The latest Firefox browser from Mozilla addresses previous flaws. Google has publicly responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit. SOA is in the news again. IBM's David Ferrucci talks about UIMA.
Microsoft announced a major re-org as it strives to compete with Google and Yahoo in a renewed Internet Age. Oracle held its annual event, and the Eclipse Foundation announced that Nokia is one of its new board members.
Major announcements from Oracle, IBM, eBay, Sybase, salesforce.com, and an intriguing preview by Bill Gates have all made for a big week in the technology industry.
Katrina help is continuing, including a pair of new websites devoted to missing/safe person information. Apple and Motorola make big news with announcement of the Razr phone. Nexaweb names a new CEO, and Microsoft's Steve Ballmer talks about midsize companies.
Numerous technology companies are donating money and provide goods and services in an effort to provide relief to the hundreds of thousands of victism of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Demonstrating the role that Internet technologies can play in disaster relief and recovery, the Santa Barbara, CA-based National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue (NIUSR) has launched a web site aimed at facilitating the location of victims of Hurricane Katrina. The web site presen...
An IBM-sponsored study shows Linux with a lower TCO than Solaris or Windows for J2EE environments. JBoss is sponsoring a portlet contest for developers. IBM has completed its DWL acquisition. Yakov Fain is talking about open source on SYS.CON.TV and at www.sys-con.com
Earthlink disputes that Microsoft'Phishing Filter is first of a kind. PodSpider delivers access to podcasts. OnDemand Webservices delivers easy web services. Java and .NET vulnerabilities explored.
Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz says DRM standards must be built 'by the community, for the community.' New Parasoft software simulates a variety of hacker attacks.
'There it is,' wrote Linus Torvalds in announcing Linux 2.6.13. He added that changes people might want to make won't have to wait too long, as he plans to shorten the timeframe between releases of the open-source operating system.
Macromedia is holding seminars throughout the world in conjunction with its rollout of Studio 8. Apple will be buying G4 chips until the end of 2008, a year beyond its initial announcement of a transition to Intel. DataDirect has a new XML tutorial. Who are the Top 10 search companies?
Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 is now called Virtual Server 2005 R2, due to significant enhancements that take it beyond the scope of a normal service pack. VitalStream will support newly launched Macromedia Flash 8 Player. Two universities have received funding for sea...
Microsoft is attempting to contact the OSDL for the purpose of conducting a joint analysis of Windows vs. Linux. Sybase and BMC extended a strategic agreement at this year's TechWave in Las Vegas.
Intel will concentrate on developing more energy-efficient microprocessors, according to company CEO Paul Otellini. Baidu feels the effects of overvaluation. Kapow customers benefit from BEA/Plumtree merger.
BEA has acquired Plumtree Systems for $200 million. SYS-CON Media will hold its second annual 'Application Server Shootout' pay-per-view event in October. Is EnterpriseDB Oracle?s biggest nightmare?
TechWave opens in Las Vegas. Wily 6 Announced. Torvalds defends Ozzie action. Eclipse Offers CDT.
Novell plans to sell 250,000 units of Linux into Argentina this year. Google remains the leader in search, although its competitors are closing the gap. SOA is moving past pilot projects and into the enterprise IT mainstream.
Apple has re-released a security patch for Tiger OS X. Symbian shipments tripled in the most recent quarter. Linux tries to enforce its trademark in Australia. IBM and JBoss show new commitments to open source.


SYS-CON Blogs
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No, this is not a tutorial about Apple Keynote, but a first impression from me, who have just used it for the first time
My presentation about exposing Domain Models through RESTful Web-Services has been accepted at JFokus, a Java conference


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