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Microsoft, IBM Execs Lament IDE Challenges at EclipseCon

The evolution of IDEs is not keeping pace with hardware advances and significant trends like cloud computing, according to two unlikely bedfellows: the lead developers for IBM's Eclipse tools team and Microsoft's Visual Studio organization.

New Tools at EclipseCon Reach for Clouds

Numerous software suppliers last week took the wraps off new Eclipse-based tools, and a few were brought to cloud-based services.

Mono 2.4, MonoDevelop 2.0 Advance Cross-Platform .NET Development

The Mono Project announced the release of Mono 2.4, an open source implementation of the .NET development framework for the Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and UNIX operating systems.

DOA: The Open Cloud Manifesto

The Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) publicly launched its "Open Cloud Manifesto" on Monday, but the document, which advocates open standards and interoperability between cloud platforms, generated few sparks after a spokesperson indicated that the CCIF isn't vouching for it.

Swordfish SOA To Become Part of Eclipse

Sopera, creators of the Swordfish SOA runtime framework, this week plans to announce that Swordfish has officially become part of the Eclipse platform

Eclipse Futures on Tap at Annual Conference

The future of the Eclipse platform will take center stage this week as open source and Java developers gather for the sixth annual EclipseCon 2009 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. where organizers will reveal the progress of Eclipse 4.0 and the Jetty Project.

Red Hat Adds SOA to JBoss Dev Tool

Red Hat Software has released the first major update to its Eclipse-based developer toolset.

Microsoft To Release Open Source Security App

To help developers identify mechanisms that lead to system crashes or have other security implications, Microsoft will unveil its !exploitable (pronounced "bang exploitable") Crash Analyzer on Friday at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.

Reactions Mixed over IBM's Possible Sun Acquisition

Reports on Wednesday that IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems drew mixed views as to what Big Blue would gain from absorbing the struggling supplier of servers, open source software and Java.

U.K. Endorses OpenDocument Format

The United Kingdom is the latest government to express support for the OpenDocument Format standard, which competes with Microsoft's Extensible Markup Language-based format.

Server Market Takes a Dive in 2008

A new report from IDC, announced on Wednesday, suggested that the global economic malaise has already chipped away at the enterprise IT server market.

Letter to Obama: Consider Open Source

The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) today posted an open letter to President Barack Obama on open source software.

WSO2 Componentizes SOA

On Monday open-source middleware maker WSO2 unveiled a new service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework built on the OSGi specification.

Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.

Microsoft Opens Up Web Sandbox

The source code for Microsoft's Web Sandbox is now available under an open license.

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