Oracle Corp. has released several plug-ins that extend its database and applications management tools to cover a wide range of Microsoft Corp. products, including its SQL Server database, Oracle announced.
Sun, Lucent and Echoworx are banding together to provide an encryption service that can save businesses from having to build their own infrastructure to secure e-mail. Called Sun Secure Mail, the service will be sold to ISPs and other carriers that can sell it to customers, be it businesses or consumers.
Borland Software Corp. and Macromedia Inc. are making commercial tools for the open-source Eclipse IDE. Macromedia joined the Eclipse Foundation last month, unveiling a plug-in planned for Eclipse. Also in June, Borland unveiled an incarnation of Jbuilder, its Java IDE, code-named
Google Inc. is set to launch on Monday an updated version of its desktop search tool whose enhancements include the ability to search the full text of Adobe Systems Inc. PDF files and the metadata of multimedia files, a Google executive said.
IBM Corp. officials said turnout for last week's inaugural EclipseCon 2004 exceeded expectations by drawing 634 paid attendees from 226 companies and 23 countries. And while that may reflect a broadening interest and, in some cases, outright enthusiasm from developers for the open-source Eclipse platform, tools and plug-ins that IBM created, there was little doubt which company was leading the way.