Thursday, June 30, 2022


Sun upgrades NetBeans IDE

Plus, kudos to a Winnipeg medical device company, nominations open for the Intelligent Community Forum, and more

Timeline: 40 years of Unix

Here are some of the milestones of Unix's four-decade history

Behaviour-driven development gains ground

Behaviour driven development features tests that are written in plain text allowing users, analyst and testers to better determine application requirements and the apps intended behaviour. Here are three popular BDD tools in the workplace today

Adobe releases Flash Catalyst 1.0 developer tool, rebrands Flex Builder

Beta releases will be offered for Flash Builder 4, formerly called Flex Builder, and the Flash Catalyst 1.0 UI development tool, which analysts view as taking a cue from Microsoft's Expression tools line

SOA is not dead: Five key lessons from early adopters

A report from Info-Tech Research Group Ltd. finds a growing number of enterprises making real progress with SOA initiatives. SOA can't be termed a project, and organizations should leave buying the software till later

Flash in Web sites can be hindered by culture, budget

At FITC 2009 in Toronto, a panel of Web designers noted that while Flash has gained great notoriety as an enabler of immersive user experience, some companies have not been so quick to adopt it

App developers could make better use of open source: Black Duck

Black Duck Software Inc. estimates there are 200,000 open source projects representing more than 4.9 billion lines of code that application developers could make better use of. The challenges of seeking and incorporating open source components into a development cycle


Safari 4 enters the Web browser market at its most crowded period in years, with big names like Google Inc.

Microsoft extends RIA push with Silverlight 3.0 beta

Microsoft Corp. revealed the beta version of Silverlight 3.0 and previewed Expression Blend 3 at its MIX09 conference in Las Vegas. Rich-Internet Applications from Canadian customers CTV,, and Innovapost

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