Development


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

Why Business Rules Matter

'What mainframe shop doesn't have business rules? In an age of draconian compliance and governance, the case for rules is stronger still. You can, however, benefit by implementing a BRMS.

SOLA Promises Rapid SOA-fication for Big-Iron Environments

SOLA purports to be a one-stop shop for mainframe service enablement -- complete with design studio, testing workbench, and registry support

What’s Really Driving Application Modernization?

IT shops don't always embrace application modernization as a means to ratchet up efficiencies. They're mostly looking to cut costs.

Five Best Practices for Enhancing IT Development with Virtual Lab Automation

Software test and development labs play a key role in testing, validating, benchmarking, and evaluating new and emerging technologies.

Report Urges IT: It’s Time to Guard against the "Millennial" Threat

New IT consumers are more comfortable with, and knowledgeable about, technology, and that’s a problem

Web 2.0 Pushes Need for Defensive Application Development

The Web 2.0 paradigm shift is fraught with both promise and danger



Build a Reuse Framework for SOA

Some say the benefits of reuse are exaggerated. Prove them wrong by implementing a plan of action.

Operational BI: Getting “Real-Time” about Performance

A new survey sheds light on how enterprises are using and benefiting from operational BI

Visual Studio 2008: Collaboration is Key

With Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft's developer-friendly focus continues apace -- with some new wrinkles

Careers: Downturn? What Economic Downturn?

The hiring outlook for early 2008 looks as solid as ever, with double-digit IT job growth forecast by at least one industry watcher

IBM Notches .NET-to-J2EE Integration Accord

Industry analysts say the IBM/Mainsoft accord is a Very Good Thing for users of mixed .NET and J2EE environments

BEA Updates Mainframe Software Stack

Judging from this month’s flurry of new product announcements, BEA’s mainframe software business is alive and well

Microsoft Gets SaaS-y

Is Microsoft’s come-to-software-as-a-service invitation sincere—or just a token gesture?

Outsourcing: Securing Software Development

As application development outsourcing pushes into high-risk foreign locations, new techniques are needed to protect intellectual property resident within software applications.

How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.

Big Blue Unveils Next-Gen Notes

Web 2.0 features give Notes 8 a collaborative edge; industry watchers applaud its platform underpinnings

CA Revamps CICS Testing Tools

In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.

Behind Big Blue’s Ever-Expanding Information Management Portfolio

Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.

IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.