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Survey: Execs View IT as a Game Changer

A June survey finds CEOs and CIOs are unsatisfied with how their companies respond to business changes. The survey asked 320 execs to gauge their company strengths and weaknesses to responding to marketplace pressures. IDN looks at where say IT can help, and even where they say IT may be hurting.

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Geronimo J2EE 1.4 Quickly Enters Mainstream

Apache Geronimo, the Open Source J2EE project, is quickly becoming part of the J2EE mainstream. Since IBM's early adoption of Geronimo as a core to a Websphere J2EE app server for mid-sized companies, other ISVs, partners and end users are all showing healthy interest. IDN takes a look at the trendline post JavaOne.

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.NET 2.0 Features Ease Internationalization

For most devs, software internationalization is an afterthought. .NET specialist Bill Hall says waiting has drawbacks. Hall lets IDN eavesdrop on one of his client consultations, where he outlines how the latest Microsoft .NET features let devs conduct internationalization right from the start. .NET System.Globalization features are highlighted.

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Prepping for JavaOne: The Alumni Interviews

With JavaOne only two weeks away, IDN talked with several key JavaOne alumni, including James Gosling, John Crupi, and execs from IBM, BEA, and other large and small Java-using and Java-watching firms to hear what they are looking for at JavaOne 2006. We also spoke about what they most enjoyed from past shows. Take a tour of once and future JavaOnes with us.

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Real-Time Java Featured at JavaOne

Sun dev product group CTO James Gosling and a group of Sun engineers will be promoting real-time Java at this year's JavaOne event by hosting a Slot Car Challenge, where Java running in embedded sensors will direct the movement of toy race cars. Gosling puts the message behind the slot car challenge this way: Java is for more than web servers. IDN takes a preview - and a test drive.

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PowerBuilder Ships Upgrades, Eyes NET 2.0

Sybase is going back-to-basics with an overdue upgrade to its core PowerBuilder 4GL rapid appdev tool, adding core security, web services and DataWindow enhancements. But, the PowerBuilder 10.5 release also sets the stage for a wave of more ambitious upgrades for .NET Framework 2.0. IDN takes a look.

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IBM Offers 7 Steps to SOA Success

On the eve of JavaOne, where SOA and ESB will both be hot topics, IDN speaks with authors of IBM's Service-Oriented Architecture Compass. The book presents Seven Steps to SOA Success, and draws from dozens of real-world SOA engagements to offer readers time-saving lessons learned.

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Use Case: Building Add-ins for VS.NET

VisualStudio.Net has become a popular dev tool in large part because of its feature-rich structure and easy UI. However, it is not always easy to customize VS.NET. In this case study, Elementools CEO offers an insights, lessons learned (and sample code) on the best ways to adjust VS.NET to meet your individual dev needs.

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F500 Dev Outsourcing in for Changes

Major U.S. IT outsourcing firms, including Accenture and IBM, will face tougher competition from specialized and offshore firms over the next two years, says a report just released from AMR Research. One big reason for this shift: F1000 firms are now willing to break up their mega-outsourcing 1-source contracts, and issue many smaller projects to best-of-breed providers.

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F500 Dev Outsourcing in for Changes

Major U.S. IT outsourcing firms, including Accenture and IBM, will face tougher competition from specialized and offshore firms over the next two years, says a report just released from AMR Research. One big reason for this shift: F1000 firms are now willing to break up their mega-outsourcing 1-source contracts, and issue many smaller projects to best-of-breed providers.

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Use Case: Building Add-ins for VS.NET

VisualStudio.Net has become a popular dev tool in large part because of its feature-rich structure and easy UI. However, it is not always easy to customize VS.NET. In this case study, Elementools CEO offers an insights, lessons learned (and sample code) on the best ways to adjust VS.NET to meet your individual dev needs.

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PowerBuilder Ships Upgrades, Eyes NET 2.0

Sybase is going back-to-basics with an overdue upgrade to its core PowerBuilder 4GL rapid appdev tool, adding core security, web services and DataWindow enhancements. But, the PowerBuilder 10.5 release also sets the stage for a wave of more ambitious upgrades for .NET Framework 2.0. IDN takes a look.

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