Just to prove that we don't post only useless facts in this space, we've been on a mission to find some items that people might actually find helpful. So today we offer the "Top 10 Web Developer Libraries."
Good news for all you Lotus Notes users: As of July you'll be able to get your e-mail on your phone.On Monday, Good Technology is set to announce the addition of Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino to its stable of mobile computing software. The new service synchronizes Lotus e-mail, contacts, calendars, journals and to-do lists over the air in real time.
According to Rick Osterloh, Good's vice president of products, the service has the potential to make life easier for approximately 125 million Lotus Notes users--that is, as long as they carry a Motorola Q, … Read more
The Eclipse open-source foundation will release software from ten of its projects in tandem next Friday, reflecting the maturity of Eclipse and open-source software, in general.
The Callisto release includes updates to the Eclipse platform, which other tools can plug into. In addition, there are updates to the business intelligence tools project, Eclipse Modeling Framework, the Web Tools Platform and others.
"One of the things we focus on is to carefully work toward being a stable and predictable provider of technology whether it's to IT organizations or ISVs," said Mike Milinkovich, the executive director of Eclipse.
In … Read more
Having a team of offshore software developers has become commonplace, even mandatory for small software companies.
But Kana, a customer relationship management company, has reversed course, bringing its outsourced product development back to Silicon Valley.
The company's incoming CEO Michael Fields describes Kana's decision in a Sand Hill Group opinion piece, which was published this week.
Fields found that the company's core intellectual property was outside of the company's control, which was a mistake: "As a small company, IP is a critical part of Kana's asset base - one that deserves full control and … Read more
A pair of designer/artists in San Jose, Calif., are trying an experiment in community technology: If they can find a couple of households to volunteer their Wi-Fi networks, they'd like to set up yellow chairs within range for the public to use for free wireless Net access. The idea is modeled after projects in some parts of Europe where yellow bicycles are available for community use.
EBay on Wednesday introduced a wiki, built and hosted by JotSpot, and a blogging service aimed at EBay buyers and sellers.
EBay Wiki is a Web site where EBay's registered users, which number about 193 million members, can contribute and discuss EBay-related matters, such as selling tips.
The wiki was developed and will be hosted by JotSpot, a company which has developed a platform for writing wiki applications.
"This represents another milestone in the coming of age of wikis," said Joe Kraus, JotSpot's CEO. "This concept is reaching a much broader audience."
Kraus said … Read more
Opsware next month will release version 6 of its data center automation software, a market the company estimates could eventually top $10 billion.
The company has compiled a suite of programs to automate tasks, such as sending out security patches or provisioning hardware.
The update introduces an application which gives IT administrators a map of the dependencies in their data center and allows them to view the impact of changes, said Tim Howes, the company's chief technology officer.
Opsware has also gotten "deeper and more granular" with its server automation server, giving system administrators more control over … Read more
Call us cynical, but we doubt that cities will be blanketing the country with high-bandwidth Wi-Fi networks anytime soon. In the meantime, we'll be left to our own devices--literally, as well as figuratively. So we're thankful that the ever-useful Lifehacker has posted this article, which gives instructions on how to "turn your $60 router into a $600 router."
The company has a more full featured Desktop Edition of its productivity suite, which is written in Java.
Later this year, ThinkFree will launch the Premium Edition, which will be a Web-based online version, said Jonathan Crow, director of marketing at ThinkFree.
"We're coming out with an AJAX version of our Calc spreadsheet in the next two months," Crow said.
Going with AJAX imposes some limitations on features, he said.
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It appears to be a year of reflection for many in the blogosphere, as indicated by such posts as Damien Katz on identifying lousy programmers and Emil Stenstrom on CSS knowledge. Roger Johansson has followed with a post of his own in this vein, addressing the widely varying "levels of HTML knowledge" throughout the Web industry.