SpringSource announced today the acquisition of G2One, the company behind Grails and Groovy. InfoQ sat down with SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson and G2One CTO Graeme Rocher to discuss the benefits of combining forces.
Oracle enters into an agreement to acquire ClearApp, a provider of application management solutions for SOA-based applications
The very popular .NET developer utility, .NET Reflector, written by Lutz Roeder is being taken over by Red Gate Software. The news was announced on Lutz's blog and the download was immediately available on the Red Gate web site.
Progress software acquires two companies: IONA Technologies and Mindreef, in an effort to augment their SOA Portfolio. The portfolio consists of products in the following categories: enterprise service bus (Sonic ESB), enterprise messaging (Sonic MQ), data interoperability (DataXtend), Mainframe integration (Shadow), Complex Event Processing (Apama) and SOA management (Actional).
Following their acquisition of BEA Systems, Oracle has announced new company product offerings based on the various technologies carrying the WebLogic brand.
Rod Johnson discusses the Spring Portfolio, the Oracle/BEA and Sun/MySQL acquisitions, Java EE 6, Tomcat and Spring, Spring Dynamic Modules, the future of enterprise Java, the benefits of OSGi for application developers, the Covalent acquisition and Spring 3.0. Johnson also alludes to the SpringSource Application Platform, which was announced a month after this interview was filmed.
In a surprise announcement, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson announced that SpringSource has agreed to be acquired by Microsoft. InfoQ interviewed Johnson to learn more about this acquisition and what it will mean for the future of both Spring and the .Net Framework.
In a move which caught many off guard, Sun Microsystems announced that it would be acquiring MySQL AB, the company which owns and develops the MySQL database, for $1 Billion USD. InfoQ analyzed the announcement and reactions and spoke with Kevin Harvey, Chairman of the MySQL board of directors, to learn more about this deal and what it may mean for the future.
Oracle and BEA reach an agreement wherein Oracle buys BEA's outstanding shares for ~$19. How will they resolve their product-line redundancies? Reactions are interesting and varied, and the spectre of insider trading has already been reaised.
Adobe recently acquired Virtual Ubiquity, the creators of Buzzword - a web based word processor. InfoQ.com connected with David Coletta and Tad Staley of Adobe Systems to learn more about the product, the challenges and benefits of using Adobe Flex for its development, and what the future holds for the product.
Today Oracle confirmed that it has made a $6.7 billion dollar bid to buy BEA, according to various news media. The offer is for $17 a share, a 25% increase over BEA's previous $13 a share price range. Shares in BEA were trading at an avg of $13 before the announcement and are now trading at nearly $18 (as of 10:20am ET).
Adobe was busy this week showing off their latest work at the 2007 Max Conference. Adobe continues to cater to developers with many of their efforts. The conference came with a number of interesting and exciting announcements for the developer community including:
Red Hat made two big announcements today at a press conference about their middleware strategy. First, they're separating JBoss into two branches, similar to what they did with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. Secondly, they have acquired all the assets of MetaMatrix, provider of federated data services and metadata management to boost their SOA offerings.
LogicBlaze, the first venture funded/created by open source VC Simulalabs has been acquired by IONA, who offers the Artix enterprise ESB as well as Celtix, an open source ESB platform. LogicBlaze offered subscription support and training (as well as the development) behind the ActiveMQ project as well as ServiceMix ESB. InfoQ spoke to IONA and others to get the full details.
InfoQ had a chance to talk to Anne Thomas Manes, research director with Burton Group, about Software AG's acquisition of webMethods.