Stories by Paul Krill

  • Sun shines on silver anniversary

    Oct. 18, 2000, might go unnoticed in the long history of Sun Microsystems, but it marked a critical moment in the history of a company that celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.

  • Microsoft ponders Ruby language

    Microsoft is "very interested" in the Ruby programming language and also plans to expand its Expression design tools line, a Microsoft official said this week.

  • Java IDE shines on Ruby

    JetBrains is now accommodating Ruby developers with the company's IntelliJ Idea Java IDE. A beta plug-in released Feb. 1 enables the product to serve as an IDE for developing Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications, the company said. Ruby is a popular dynamic scripting language; Ruby on Rails is an open source Web framework that leverages Ruby.

  • Microsoft abandons IDE patent application

    Citing a mistaken filing, Microsoft has abandoned a patent application for technology in its Visual Studio software development platform that originated outside the company, a Microsoft representative said on Tuesday.

  • Compuware details quality management product

    Compuware, Parasoft, and AutomatedQA this week plan to offer products to improve software development processes, with Compuware focused on quality assurance, Parasoft on SOA testing, and AutomatedQA on build and release management.

  • IBM advancing global-based software development

    Building on its Jazz strategy for collaboratively building software, IBM Rational will offer versions of its products geared toward global cooperative development with an eye toward boosting SOA in 2007.

  • Nexaweb upgrades Web 2.0 platform

    Nexaweb on Monday is expanding its Enterprise Web 2.0 application platform, adding a client framework for AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and Java as well as Web services enhancements.