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CouchDB Progresses As IBM Acquires Cloudant

by Alex Giamas on  Mar 21, 2014

IBM announced recently a definite agreement to acquire the major contributor to the CouchDB project, cloud database startup Cloudant. Adding CouchDB to IBM’s arsenal of technologies together with SoftLayer acquisition and MongoDB partnership creates an ecosystem of technologies bringing IBM in direct comparison with Amazon. A comparison of CouchDB, DynamoDB and ObjectRocket shows the strong points

IBM Launches Contest for Cognitive Mobile Apps using Watson

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 03, 2014

At the Mobile World Congress, IBM has announced a developer contest for developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by IBM Watson cognitive computing platform. The winners of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge will receive design consulting and support from IBM to gain access to the market.

Applying Use Cases in Agile: Use Case 2.0, Slicing and Laminating

by Ben Linders on  Feb 13, 2014 1

To incrementally develop and deliver products using agile software development, requirements are gathered and organized into a product backlog. A requirement technique that is used in agile software development is use cases. Some techniques to apply use cases for managing product requirements in agile are use case 2.0, slicing and laminating.

A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

IBM Backs Cloud Foundry

by Dan Woods on  Aug 14, 2013

IBM announced its support for Pivotal's Cloud Foundry last month through a partnership in the continued development of the popular, open source Platform-as-a-Service. The announcement comes as one in a string of backings from IBM for cloud-related open source projects.

Mobile Dev, Big Data Analytics Take Center Stage at IBM Impact 2013

by Nitin Bharti on  Apr 20, 2013

At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas, IBM unveiled a number of new enhancements to its “MobileFirst” portfolio of products including data analytics support, mobile cloud services, cross-platform testing capabilities, as well as a series of updates to their core products to better support the mobile ecosystem.

IBM Mobile First- MBaaS, Big Data and Then Some for Enterprise

by Martin Monroe on  Apr 09, 2013 6

IBM has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of applications whereby enterprises can catch up to today’s current mobile computing trends. Mobile First is designed to enable enterprise to get their share of the billions of dollars that the firm maintains is being left on the table by the organizations that are not gearing up for this trend.

Big Data – Distinguishing Between Hype and Reality

by Abel Avram on  Nov 02, 2012 1

A recent IBM survey makes an attempt to distinguish between hype and reality when it comes to Big Data. Its findings include: 28% of the companies have started a Big Data pilot or implementation, 47% plan for it, while 24% try to learn about it.

Eclipse Orion: A Browser-based Editor for Web Applications

by Abel Avram on  Oct 31, 2012

The Eclipse Foundation has released Orion 1.0, a browser-based editor for web applications written in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Grady Booch Receives 2012 Lovelace Medal from British Computing Society

by Michael Stal on  Jun 09, 2012

The British Computing Society has awarded its Lovelace Medal 2012 to Grady Booch for his “innovative work in software architecture, software engineering and collaborative environments.”

Association for Computing Machinery Honours Eclipse

by Charles Humble on  Apr 26, 2012

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today announced that Eclipse has been awarded the Software System Award, which is "given to an institution or individuals recognized for developing software systems that have had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts and/or commercial acceptance.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 12

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

IBM’s Software Architecture for Astronomically Big Data

by Michael Stal on  Dec 01, 2011 2

IBM has recently prototyped a software architecture that can deal with large amount of data flows. IBM’s software is built for the SKA telescope (Square Kilometre Array) and allows to automatically classify astronomical objects. Radio astronomer Melanie Johnston-Hollitt at Victoria University, Wellington , NZ, has collaborated with IBM for developing the system.

TIBCO's ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks Emerges Winner In SOA TCO Study by PushToTest

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Dec 01, 2011 7

PushToTest released the results of their 2011 analysis of SOA development and deployment solutions from IBM, Oracle and TIBCO which declared TIBCO the winner on multiple facets of productivity. PushToTest has published all the details including developer journals as an open source SOA Knowledge Kit. InfoQ spoke to Frank Cohen to unravel the details.

Ten Years of Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 07, 2011 2

Ten years ago today, an open-source Java development environment called Eclipse was released for both Windows and Linux. The Eclipse consortium itself wasn't founded until 29th November 2001, and the Eclipse Foundation wasn't created until 2nd February 2004; so today marks the 10th anniversary of the initial release of the software rather than the organisation itself.

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