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 July 2003
Sun is trying to initiate a new round of Web services with a proposal for a set of standards that work on top of XML and WSDL.
OptimalJ 3.0 fully implements a model-driven architecture that a third-party study says can speed development and improve code quality.
Actional, one of the young companies supplying Web-services management products, has upgraded its Soapstation application.
The proposed spec would let many parties supply mointoring and management services through common interfaces.
The object-oriented language is being greeted with skepticism by programmers, development tool suppliers, and Web-services consultants.
Wakesoft Architecture Platform Version 4 launches this week, offering Java developers a framework in which much of the underlying plumbing for Web services can be quickly added to the application.
A startup called Clear Methods has produced Water, an XML programming language, and a run-time environment for Water code, called Steam Engine, which it's offering as part of "a pure Web-services platform."
ATG has announced a partnership to bundle its customer-facing software with IBM's WebSphere Application Server.
The oil and gas exploration arm of Devon Energy taps Tibco apps to help monitor remote locations.
Macromedia has unveiled an addition to its Breeze content-creation software that lets corporate trainers and business experts share their knowledge through common business tools.
IBM is moving WebSphere Application Server to its more powerful pSeries servers.
Application Platform Strategies, a new business unit of the Burton Group, will focus on Web services.
A newcomer promises to solve "80% of the application-integration problem."
And just in time, too, as interest in the emerging technology picks up
Actional has added a new planning and analysis tool to its lineup of software devoted to the new field of Web-services management.