Mainframe emulation systems are often used in production settings, too—depending on the needs of customers
Many IT pros remain skeptical about service-enablement, but—as a growing number are finding out—they don’t have a choice in the matter
Up to now, service enablement has largely been the baby of C-level executives and line-of-business managers. Many IT professionals see the promise of the technology, but warn that the reality is several years away.
Some suggest that BRM is just a crazy notion in a technology utopia
CA put up $1 million in prizes to encourage developers to program for its open-source Ingres R/3 database
BRM proponents want to do away with tasks many IT pros take for granted
Companies that implement a centralized software-testing program report higher quality levels than companies that don’t
The business rules approach is gaining ground—and has proven successful in the most unlikely of environments: long-time mainframe shops.
Despite unimpressive results, offshore outsourcing market is growing rapidly. Even so, plenty of offshore adopters could bring it all back home again
Compromise may be possible—even within the most control-oriented of corporate cultures
A new software license gives OpenSolaris a good foundation—even if Sun hasn’t worked out all the legalities of porting CDDL code to Linux
Long-time Notes and Domino customers regard Workplace with suspicion—and IBM is still having trouble positioning the relationship between the two platforms
Big Blue’s durable workhorse still has plenty of kick left in it. And customers, for that matter, are increasingly willing to deploy it in support of new workloads
Compuware’s Vantage Analyzer lets customers identify and isolate J2EE performance problems—including troublesome memory leaks
An updated SQL Server ("Yukon") and Visual Studio, plus a new edition of Windows Server 2003 are among the highlights from the software giant
Vendors tout new products and services designed to appeal to their bread-and-butter application server constituencies—enterprise developers
The service-oriented architecture vision in practice may not be quite the slam dunk it looks like on paper
Programming automation gives developers more freedom to do their jobs
Using existing development methods, companies end up with software that doesn’t do what they need it to do. Agile software development offers a new mindset and approach to building applications that succeed.
Call-services specialist Rockwell tapped an outside QA specialist to nip potential application performance issues in the bud. It’s a growing trend.