Linux platform being developed for Asia

Japan's Miracle Linux Corp. and China's Red Flag Software Co. Ltd. are jointly developing a Linux server platform for corporate and government users in the Asian market.

Software vendors create Java Tools Community

Ten software vendors, including Sun Microsystems Inc., BEA Systems Inc. and Oracle Corp. on Tuesday announced the Java Tools Community (JTP), an organization devoted to improving interoperability in the design of development tools, making it easier for developers to use Java technology.

Macromedia backs JavaScript in Director tool

Macromedia Inc. on Monday announced Macromedia Director MX 2004, an upgraded version of the multimedia authoring tool that adds support for JavaScript, Flash MX 2004 content, and DVD-Video.

Why software quality stinks

Software still stinks. The Cutter Consortium, an Arlington, Mass.-based IT consulting and advisory service, recently surveyed more than 150 software development organizations across several industries and found that 38 percent of developers said their companies do not have an adequate software quality assurance program.

BEA, Compuware partner on Java development

Tapping a familiar theme of late, BEA Systems Inc. and Compuware Corp. on Thursday will forge an alliance intended to make it easier to develop Java applications.

Linux 2.6.0 kernel released

Version 2.6.0 of the Linux kernel is ready for business. Readers of the linux-kernel mailing list learned that testing of the open-source operating system's new core ended late Wednesday, when Linus Torvalds sent an e-mail beginning with the cryptic phrase "The beaver is out of detox."

New Microsoft unit will focus on core of Windows

Microsoft Corp. is creating a new central engineering division that will work on the core of the Windows OS the company said Monday.

Actuate unveils Analytics and a full BI platform

Enterprise reporting company Actuate Corp., announced a new product on Monday that it claims will give power users

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