January 28, 2008

Product review: Visual Studio 2008 advances with few missteps

Solid upgrade to Microsoft's IDE holds improvements for users of every level; highlights, including language-integrated data queries, new graphical design surfaces, and support for Vista, Web 2.0 technologies, and multiple versions of .Net Framework, overshadow a few nits

August 6, 2007

Easy-to-learn Curl 5.0 equips developers to create powerful RIAs

Curl up with a comfortable rich Internet application IDE 

August 2, 2007

ILOG JRules 6.5 brings rules to SOA

ILOG BRMS shines with smooth deployment of decision services, but some usability quirks remain

July 19, 2007

Java unit tests you forgot to run

AgitarOne exercises Java code in unique and compelling ways, but not without some agitations for users

June 1, 2007

Microsoft Orcas Beta 1 hints at a killer IDE on the horizon

Innovations to Visual Studio include greater support for key technologies such as WPF

April 16, 2007

Dynamic languages: More than just a quick fix

Languages such as PHP, Ruby, and Python are proving their mettle as enterprise go-to tools for cutting development backlogs fast

March 26, 2007

Reinvigorated Java IDEs change the development landscape

Java IDEs have improved steadily over the last few years. Products from IBM, Borland, and Sun show just how far they've come

January 8, 2007

Agile scripting: Bigger bang for app-dev bucks

Mashups and SOA are fueling a shift toward scripting and agility -- invest in skill sets accordingly

January 1, 2007

Software Development: Simplicity tops the agenda

Lightweight and service-oriented approaches combine sophistication and ease

November 27, 2006

Top AJAX tools deliver rich GUI goodness

Backbase, Bindows, JackBe, and Tibco General Interface bring fat features to enterprise Web clients

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