Programming & Development


Microsoft Kills Its Oracle Data Provider for ADO.NET

In a significant move for those who develop .NET applications targeting Oracle databases, Microsoft is removing the Oracle data provider from its ADO.NET roadmap.

Oracle Chief Ellison Anointed Next Leader of Java Community

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a surprise appearance at the annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Ellison joined Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Scott McNealy onstage during the opening keynote in an effort to reassure developers that the Java platform would be in safe in Oracle's hands.

Microsoft Links CodePlex to Open Source Repositories

Microsoft this week took another step to forge ties with the open source community through a pact with Black Duck Software that will feed code and project information from Microsoft's CodePlex into Black Duck's open source code repositories.

Linux Foundation Takes Over Linux.com

The Linux Foundation last week rolled out a new community portal aimed at providing a central destination for the Linux community to interact with enterprise developers.

New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users

Red Hat this week released a new business rules platform that the company said will make it easier for Java developers and business users alike to build policies and processes into their applications.

Why ePortfolio is the Tool of the Time and Who is Enaaeebling It

ePortfolios today are largely institutional reporting tools--assessment management applications. A new professional organization, called AAEEBL, aims to address two additional areas with ePortfolios.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta Drops

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 bits are available to MSDN subscribers today. A public beta is scheduled for release this week.

SQL Server To Get Real-Time Boost

The next release of Microsoft's SQL Server database, code-named "Kilimanjaro," will offer master data management (MDM) and support real-time data feeds for business intelligence (BI), reporting and analytics, the company revealed this week.

SpringSource Acquires Hyperic

In a move that promises to extend the appeal of the Spring Framework to enterprise developers, SpringSource this week said it has acquired Hyperic, a supplier of open source Web application and infrastructure management.

Windows 7 RC Goes Live

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) is now available to the general public.