Open source software has become an important part of the software business. In this IEEE article, author Dirk Riehle discusses how the commercial software firms can control or steer open source software projects to meet their business needs. He talks about how these firms depend on open source and how they manage that dependency to meet their business goals.
There has been an increasing trend in the ASP.NET team lately to adopt more Open Source - from supporting JQuery and Modernizr, to releasing sources for some underlying platform components. InfoQ gets in touch with Scott Hunter, Principal Program Manager Lead for ASP.NET to learn about this new trend, drivers behind some recent decisions and how things might look in the future.
Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.
Markus Völter describes a framework for specifying type systems for expression languages built using Xtext.
Tim Smith introduces the licenses offered by Oracle/Sun and Microsoft, with a focus on how they may affect third party implementation such as Google’s Android platform. 9
WSO2 recently released Stratos an Open Source Cloud Computing Platform for Enterprise Application Development. InfoQ interviewed Paul Fremantle CTO of WSO2 to talk about the release.
Daniel Morgan shows how to build a portal-style application with user-configurable charts assembled using Adobe Flash Builder 4 connecting to a Java RESTful API for their data.
Scala and Spring are a promising match. Based on a concrete example, this article shows how the power of Scala combined with the proven and productive Spring framework can be unleashed. 5
Leandro Moreira shows how to implement a domain specific version of Google’s “Did you mean” feature for Apache Lucene using thee alternative algorithms (Levenshtein, Jaro-Winkler and N-gram). 12
In the first of two articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at the advantages of JMS and how you can use BlazeDS to communicate with your Java services via JMS from your Flex applications.
Over the last few years, modularity for Java has been an active discussion topic. Several JSRs show modularity is necessary for Java's evolution. What does modularity mean, and why should you care? 4
Joern Barthel introduces the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and illustrates it's useage from a Ruby app with the open source RabbitMQ server on the backend (which is written in Erlang). 1