Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
Articles by Charles Babcock
posted in June 2007
One of the early adopters of GPL 3 will be the Samba Server project, which supplies file translation code between Linux and Windows.
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.
Managers from two multinational companies share their tips on connecting employees, parts suppliers, other business partners, and outsourced software developers.
The company used fundamental techniques for improving the navigation of what is sometimes viewed as an opaque, 3 million page site.
I'd like to open my notebook to some revelations, comments, and maybe just plain trivia discovered in the pursuit of news on open source. For example, EnterpriseDB, which has billed itself as a replacement for Oracle databases, just replaced an Oracle system at FTD, the floral delivery service. And I thought "replacing Oracle" was just a clever marketing line from Andy Astor.
The framework will connect the application to databases and networks, leaving developers free to concentrate on user interactions and the business logic behind them.
Few are using the technology, but momentum is building as vendors like HP expand offerings.
But so far, it's only virtual kumbaya. Neither vendor is saying how they're going to do it.
I watched Microsoft as a leading-edge company make has-beens out of those who couldn't keep up with its frenetic pace of Windows development. WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 spring to mind. Now Microsoft, a little longer in the tooth itself, has found a way to make has-beens out of a new set of companies -- those that agree to pay Microsoft royalties on open source code.
Rational Team Concert aims to let members of a team dispersed around the world check their joint progress on a project, check the number of bugs and rate of bug fixes, and report in on their own work.
At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, developers discussed the evolution of the operating system--and tried to shrug off the patent threat.
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit started off with a town-hall-style question-and-answer session with about 70 representatives of kernel developers, Linux users, and independent software vendors.
The start-up company that's been crawling open source project servers and collecting statistics for more than a year could pose competition to JBoss, GlassFish and Geronimo.
The company issued results of a TPC benchmark similar to one conducted by Microsoft on March 27.
BioWare is using StreamBase's Stream Processing Engine, which is able to analyze up to 350,000 messages per second, for tracking players' actions and movements.
Controversy swirls around the revised General Public License, and Microsoft keeps the heat on.
Tom Hanrahan brings to Microsoft 30 years of experience in engineering management and open source community development.
VMware's Infrastructure Suite lets hosted service providers take a step toward utility computing, where their customers pay for only the resources needed at the moment.
Judging by the reaction to Microsoft's patent assertions, open source advocates have been put on the defensive. But Rod Johnson, the developer of the popular Java framework, Spring, hasn't been thrown for a loss. "Open source is entrenched. Customers and software companies have too much at stake" to be swayed by Microsoft's saber rattling, he says.
Upgraded tools are designed to be more useful in producing and deploying services-oriented architectures on top of business processes.