Development


SharePoint Designer Offered as Free Development Tool

Microsoft didn't want price to be a barrier to SharePoint users

How to Optimize Scalability for ASP.NET Web Applications

How to keep your Web apps running smoothly when workloads rise.

Agile and the Fine Art of Gathering Application Requirements

Bloated enterprise systems are taking more time and money without providing what organizations really need. Learn how Agile methods can help.

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

Cloud Computing, Big Iron-Style

Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.

Enterprise Open Source Thrives

Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.

Open Source Survey Highlights IT Usage, Perceptions, Pitfalls

A surprising number of open source adopters don't have official OSS policies, exposing them to IP infringement or other violations



Cloud Computing: Microsoft’s Azure Initiative Adds Risk to Business Model

Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.

The Reincarnation of Enterprise Applications

If SOA, modernization, and Web 2.0 are complementary IT efforts, then why are they so often viewed as separate initiatives?

Q&A: Virtualization and Rigorous Testing

We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.

Bigger is Better in Newest Database Niche

Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?

Getting Application Development Back on Track with SaaS

Why traditional enterprise software is in disarray, and what technology can be of greatest assistance.

.NET versus Java Smackdown

According to a new survey, .NET appears to be widening its lead over Java EE.

Get Ready to Web 2.0-ify Your Mainframe

You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such

IBM Makes Large Cloud-Computing Investment

Cloud computing isn't just a flash in the pan, advocates argue: it's game-changing.

Old School Meets New Age: Modernizing Applications with Web 2.0

Web 2.0 technologies have barely scratched the surface of application development. Here’s what’s in store.

Business Smarts Trump Book Smarts in Project Management, Gartner Says

Visionary companies will push project and portfolio management from the top down to develop basic management skills at all levels

Closing the Loop on SLA Shortcomings

By now, IT and its line-of-business customers should have perfected the art of service level management. The opposite is the case, however.

SOA: It's the People, Process, and Orientation

Disputes between rival IT factions can stop an SOA project dead in its tracks

Analysis: IBM's POWERful New System

The data center impact of the new POWER 575 systems that IBM announced last month could be nothing short of radical