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Borland: Devs Need Better Biz Visibility in 2006

Borland execs say that software architects and devs need to be better plugged into to the 21rst Century enterprise - and tools and Best Practices will be key. Significant changes in how apps, components and services get built, Borland says, could shift the center of gravity for software professionals. IDN looks at Borland's latest upgrade to CaliberRM for Microsoft's Visual Studio VSTS, and peeks at what Borland execs have on their drawing boards for 2006

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Visual Studio 2005 Promotes the Integration Dev

Microsoft this week ships its long-awaited Visual Studio 2005. IDN looks at how the latest IDE takes the next step in bringing the .NET developer into the role of integration developer -- working to unite apps with databases, workflows, security and business rules. IDN looks at how Visual Studio, and its future roadmap, may change how devs think, work and design apps.

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Borland Delphi, C++ Upgrades Eye .NET Interop

Borland's latest upgrade to its Delphi, and C++Builder tools sport features that will make it easier for these non-Microsoft devs to participate in .NET-based projects. IDN takes a drill-down look at how Borland's Enterprise Core Objects (ECO) technology brings devs using Borland's Delphi 2006 and C++Builder 2006 key enterprise features to .NET, including object-relational mapping and transparent object persistence.

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Amazon, Microsoft Partner on B2B Web Services

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering on an initiative aimed at getting Visual Studio.NET devs to build innovative apps to tie into Amazon's Web Services (AWS) platform. The two launched a dev contest, open through year's end, for building entrepreneurial apps that tie into Amazon product data and services for their own home-grown business, or for their enterprise.

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Plumtree Portals To Aid Web Services Devs

Portal leader Plumtree Software, fresh from word of its being purchased by BEA Systems, is bringing next-gen portal technologies to enterprise architects and developers. See how Plumtree plans to craft a portal that will offer a one-stop development platform for building or assembling enterprise composite apps in Java or .NET from a wide variety of backend assets.

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Java ORM Data Mapping Eclipse Plug-in Due

A new Eclipse plug-in will soon be released that looks to speed up how Java/J2EE devs can map their applications code to underlying SQL databases. See why the JSR220-ORM Project lead says that object-relational mapping technologies are the "last missing piece" for getting rid of the pain Java/J2EE devs face when building complex apps.

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“Missing Piece” for Java Tools Due in August

A new Eclipse plug-in will be released in August that should speed up how Java/J2EE devs can map their applications code to underlying SQL databases. See why the JSR220-ORM project lead says object-relational mapping technologies are the "last missing piece" for getting rid of the pain Java/J2EE devs face when building complex apps.

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Lack of Skilled Devs Slows Web Services

Web services adoption is still being slowed by a lack of readily-available skilled devs, according to the latest survey from Evans Data Corp. See why 1-in-5 IT managers still say they can't find enough talent who know how to build web services and interfaces.

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How UML Offers Devs More Control, Not Less

Abstraction tools can be "good, bad or ugly" for devs. See how one IT department began as UML skeptics and in the end found the right modeling tools give Java/J2EE devs more control -- not less. See how the right abstraction tools can save time, money and aggravation -- without detracting from expert programming.

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LEIF Turns Page for Legacy to Java/.NET SOA

One C++ tools provider says the best to way help Java/.NET devs build SOA apps that use legacy assets is to make it easier for C++ devs to work with mid-tier projects. See how Rogue Wave Software's latest LEIF C++ framework will put legacy devs on the same page with Java/.NET projects -- tahnks to new automated support for XML, WSDLs, SOAP attachments, and MIME.

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Sybase Looks To Bridge SODA Tools Gap

Sybase says that enterprise devs need help to bridge the gap between traditional dev tools and tools for loosely-coupled SOA projects. To that end, during JavaOne, Sybase announced an early adopter program for its Workspace development environment, which is specially tuned for transitioning traditional devs to event- or data-driven SOA apps development. Take a tour, or sign up as an early adopter.

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Survey: Evans Reveals Mobile Dev Concerns

A recent Evans Data study of mobile devs looks at the pros, cons and common practices for wireless development. The survey comes as JavaOne planners have lined up a wide array of wireless event programs. Among the tidbits: (1) devs are building apps for both intermittent connections as well as always-on apps; and (2) devs care less about the number of handsets deployed than about features. Get a glimpse of mobile dev concerns and trends in Evans 2005 mobile dev survey.

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