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Maybe some of you remember a time when we created a sprite on a piece of graph paper and afterwards hacked zeroes and ones in so we could see something eventually move on a TV screen. I have to admit that those days have been gone for a long time and a lot of things have happened in IT...
The finest programmer I've ever worked with told me recently that she was giving up coding altogether. The reason – a succession of inept and incompetent managers had just destroyed her faith in software development. Recounting her experiences over the past couple of years, she categor...
"We continue to struggle a bit with what developers think “Eclipse” means. They have heard of it, but they believe that we are entirely focused on Java tools when in fact we are doing so much more," says Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, in this exclusive ...
If you read CF-related blogs, you've undoubtedly stumbled upon discussions of seemingly arcane subjects like continuations or closures or first-class objects or absence of side effects. It's likely bloggers have tracked down the source - some would say fount - of such concepts and you'...
Driven by SaaS market momentum, the growth of large service ecosystems involves radical changes in both enterprise Business Process organization and IT infrastructure to fit interoperability and agility requirements. Many questions associated with the paradigm shift arise: how can we m...
Maybe some of you remember a time when we created a sprite on a piece of graph paper and afterwards hacked zeroes and ones in so we could see something eventually move on a TV screen. I have to admit that those days have been gone for a long time and a lot of things have happened in IT...
Arcturus released Applicare 3.5, a significant upgrade to its powerful artificial intelligence based Application Performance Management suite. Applicare 3.5 adds many exciting new features including user extendable knowledge base, pluggable knowledge modules 'Knoms' framework (patent p...
I'm a huge fan of thin-client systems but the thinner the client, the less functionality it seems to support. A pretty smart colleague of mine, François Jean, is an engineer at Cardinal Health working on a bedside information system and he has some suggestions for healthcare IT systems...
To ensure successful SOA implementation, companies should reconsider how they provide decision services. The unmanageable, black-box approach of wrapping legacy code does not work. BRMS (Business Rules Management System) helps companies meet the SOA promises of reuse and agility with T...
The on-again, off-again Google Phone or 'gPhone' rumors are likely to come to halt for the forseeable future. That's because Google's Head of Research since 2006, Dr Peter Norvig, has told journalists in the UK that he doesn't think Google has any research ambition toward hardware, say...
The so-called 'Deep Web' search arena is really heating up, according to Fetch. Several business are already using the company's technology to turn the Web into a usable database, the company says. One example deploying its technology to provide detailed personal background information...
To ensure successful SOA implementation, companies should reconsider how they provide decision services. The unmanageable, black-box approach of wrapping legacy code does not work. BRMS (Business Rules Management System) helps companies meet the SOA promises of reuse and agility with T...
Well, if it can make it x86-compatible, get somebody to write a workable operating system for it, teach the world a new way of parallel computing-style programming, and produce it in volume, Intel is going to have itself a general-purpose 'Teraflops' chip in a few years. The company ha...
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. (www.stottlerhenke.com) has launched SimVentive, a new 'smart software' toolkit that for the first time gives designers of instructional ('serious') games the means to create training simulations and to define the behavior of characters and objects that ...
Staff It Now, an innovative job sourcing and job marketing solution, has created an unique artificial intelligence program. This program, when combined with blogging and other Web 2.0 developments, will enable technology-based employers and better qualified candidates to effectively fi...
infoUSA, the provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, has announced JupiterResearch has recognized Email industry veteran Yesmail as a top provider in the Large-Enterprise-Oriented Market Segment and Service-Oriented segment in JupiterResearch?s ?E-mail ...
To make a good impression, one needs to have a good vocabulary. Management Professionals, University Professors, or GRE/GMAT aspirants - we all benefit from a decent set of words in this competitive world. There are different ways we can improve our vocabulary, such as reading novels, ...
Signature Devices has entered the personalized media market with the roll out of software products for Meez avatars, customized computer identities that allow users to 'pimp out their virtual selves' for any of their Web-based communications platforms using 3D graphics. Meez I.D.s were...
In 1998, I got my hands on Mitchell Waldrop's book called 'Complexity'. Ever since, I've been on an amazing journey discovering one of the most profound developments in modern science. Complexity, or more formally, the study of complex systems, is about unifying themes that run through...
McAfee, Inc. , the leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today announced the appointment of Dale Fuller to the McAfee Board of Directors, effective January 20, 2006.
Quintura, the next generation web search company, announced the launch of the next generation web search software - Quintura Search.Quintura Search introduces a new approach - The Way People Search that helps a user to search and find information on the web easier and faster by definin...
Fortune Interactive LLC, an interactive marketing firm specializing in search engine marketing, was officially launched by co-founders and world renowned search engine experts, Andy Beal and Michael Marshall.
Unlike older spam filters, in which the author programs the characteristics of spam, statistical filtering automatically chooses the characteristics (or 'features') of spam and nonspam directly from each e-mail. Two years from now, when spam has evolved in content, statistical filters ...
GuruNet Corporation, creators of Answers.com, the answer-based search engine, announced today that it has hired Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer to its Content Development team.
Patrick Kerpan, Borland's CTO, is among a group of three prestigious keynote presenters at the inaugural EclipseWorld 2005, to be held August 29-31 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.
A new software language - a process specification language known as ISO 18629 - should make computers much more useful in manufacturing.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is overseeing development of a new AI language to make computers act more logically in certain manufacturing processs. ISO 18629 is being developed by a multinational team.
If you type 'Where is Brazzaville?' into your Google search box, the first entry it will return is an answer: 'Location: Republic of the Congo' - followed, of course, by a hyperlink verifying that answer. AskJeeves.com had better look to its laurels, 'Google Q&A' has now emerged to one...
A number of Mattel classic games will be delivered to mobile users through a partnership announced between Summus and Mattel.
Next-generation locomotive diagnostic system incorporates the leading Java browser SDK.
Certegy Inc. , a leading global payment services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide its Pathways(R) check authorization and collection services to BI-LO and Bruno's food retail chains.
Chris Stone, late vice-chairman of Novell responsible for its acquisition of SUSE and Ximian, has surfaced on the shiny new advisory board of Virtual Iron Software Inc, a start-up virtual computing platform outfit in Acton, Massachusetts that has also joined OSDL intending to participa...
Leading speech recognition software supplier Sensory is using new Adaptive Artificial Intelligence in its processors. The new technology empowers developers to create products that learn over time and display lifelike personalities.
To deprive Microsoft of the opportunity to spread any 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' by ensuring that the its clients are clean to begin with, unidentified members of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) have contributed upwards of $4 million to a new purpose-built IP fund to seed a ...
A Flash animation Web site is offering users the ability to create cost-effective speech capable characters. VHost SitePal offers a number of customizable features and can be used in a number of user-defined ways.
As we've discussed over the past few issues, JTA-style transactions provide a way for multiple data updates to be tied together so application logic can operate safely in the assumption that it will succeed or fail consistently, even in the face of technical failures along the road.
Microsoft plans on training 500,000 people in security related matters over the next twelve months. In a relatively calm keynote by Ballmer standards, Microsoft's CEO was nevertheless upbeat about the future, saying: 'I think the next ten years will bring more positive change and innov...
.NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Derek Ferguson recently chatted with John Gomez, CTO of Eclipsys. In this exclusive interview, Gomez talks about the role of .NET in mission-critical software for the health-care industry, and how he merged his love of technology with his intere...
Bicycles outfitted with off-the-shelf technology to act as wireless access points or hotspots create an innovative way to send e-mail from below street level.