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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is focused on improving the security of software. Their mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks and their OWASP Top 10 ...
Roger: Could you explain for our audience the significance of containerization, and how it differs from virtualization? Ben: Traditional virtualization was created over a decade ago, when applications were long-lived, monolithic, and deployed to a single server. In this world, when the...
It’s unlikely that anybody in the industry needs three anonymous Reuters sources to tell them that NetWare has been the donkey on the bridge holding up the sale of Novell for lo the six months the company’s been in play. Everybody has known for years and years that that thing has be...
Who is buying Novell? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that VMware is in talks to acquire Novell's Linux software unit. Novell, adds the Journal, is in "advanced talks with at least two buyers." VMware's primary interest would be in purchasing Novell's SUSE Linux operating system b...
Who's kidding whom? Oracle co-president Chuck Phillips was fired. Not only is that utterly obvious through the thin veneer of the "resignation" twaddle Oracle handed out but a source proverbially close to the situation says he was asked for his resignation on Saturday. Reportedly Ph...
Xandros announced the release of the all new Xandros BridgeWays Management Console for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The BridgeWays Management Console, available as a free download from the Xandros web site, brings powerful graphical management of Red Hat servers to system administrators w...
Specialists in Linux data center automation, Levanta marries virtualization technology with comprehensive Linux life-cycle management. With the release of Levanta 6.0, Levanta adds end-to-end automation capabilities to its existing line of Intrepid Linux life-cycle management solutions...
OpenVZ for Linux 2.6.22 includes new Process ID namespace code that replaces the implementation that was previously in OpenVZ. The code is expected to be adopted in an upcoming release of the Linux kernel and was contributed to the Linux kernel by the OpenVZ project with additional con...
Ajax4jsf has turned one and what a year it has been. It was an amazing ride for all of us here at Exadel. The popularity of Ajax4jsf is evidenced by the size of the community, available resources, examples, blog entries, and articles. Also, a significant number of organizations today u...
Real-time 3D is emerging as a first-class media type for the Web. Network bandwidth and graphics hardware processing power are now sufficiently advanced to enable compelling Web-based 3D experiences, including games, online virtual worlds, simulations, education, and training. Commerci...
The Oracle move is strategically brilliant. Oracle gains an almost-instant, solid foothold in open source, which is one of the fastest-growing software market segments in the world, and which has extremely broad appeal to users in every geographical and industry market. Oracle also ga...
The Apache Tomcat team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Tomcat 4.1.36 stable. This build contains numerous library updates, a small number of bug fixes and two important security fixes.
Red Hat, which is about to put Xen in its operating system, expanded its alliance with VMware Wednesday, promising interoperability and certification. They're supposed to collaborate on virtual machine disk formats, paravirtualization and management APIs.
Modern development environments bring multiple integrated tools to developers' fingertips. Integration of editors and compilers for multiple languages, database browsers, framework-specific development tools, and more are commonplace and considered by many to be entry-level features: t...
The Eclipse platform is an open source, integrated system of application development tools that you implement and extend using a plug-in interface. The Eclipse Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in extensions that enable a developer to add reporting functional...
I have spent a good part of the last year trying to 'wrap' COM servers in Java for a content management organization. It had an array of syndication servers supported by an integrated messaging platform developed using COM.
Open source projects have had a significant impact in areas such as operating systems (Linux), databases (MySQL), web applications (Apache), and development tools (Eclipse). However, they have been slower in reaching other areas where open standards and community involvement can make a...
Customers have high expectations that their software solutions have been stress-tested thoroughly in advance for every conceivable combination of events that might occur in production and that vendors who put out buggy products are exposed quickly.
For the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), using technology to further the education of its 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students is nothing new. In 1983, UNCC became the first U.S. university to electronically categorize its library, and for the past 10 years the s...
The other day I was driving down the highway when I passed an American classic, a 1965 Ford Mustang. As I waxed nostalgic, I realized that there will never be another era in history where we will appreciate automobiles like those produced in the 1950s and 1960s. No matter what their me...
At first glance, it may sound like an impossible prospect for .NET developers to engage in cross-platform, open source development in the enterprise. Such a reality would be unfortunate, because many development teams enjoy the productivity inherent in using Visual Studio .NET and its ...
When obstacles such as poverty, lack of education or disabilities keep people from finding jobs, Goodwill is there to help. We do that by selling your donations of clothing and household goods in local Goodwill stores and using the revenue to fund our job-training programs in your comm...
A job search can be one of the most daunting challenges one faces in his lifetime. Fortunately, the current economy offers a plentiful supply of opportunities. Even with that said, a number of factors always come into play like which company should I choose, and should I relocate for a...
Penguin Computing, an AMD Platinum Solution Provider, has announced the Altus 600 server, specifically designed for the needs of high performance computing (HPC).
MultiGen-Paradigm, Inc., providing real-time, 3D visual simulation solutions, and Concurrent, a provider of time-critical Linux operating systems and integrated computer solutions for mission-critical applications, has jointly announced that Lockheed Martin has selected their integrate...
In the past, using open source databases meant running UNIX (or Linux) servers and open source development environments. Today however, the two most popular open source database packages - MySQL and PostgreSQL - have full featured Windows installations, and can be run on most Windows p...
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
Novell has announced that the Novell edition of the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite will now support the Office Open XML format, increasing interoperability between OpenOffice.org and the next generation of Microsoft Office. Novell is cooperating with Microsoft and others on a...
IBM, currently number three in clusters behind HP and Dell, is determined to be number one by the end of 2008, according to Wendy McGee, program director of its Cluster Solutions Brand & Business Unit. Bearing down on its mark, IBM has been growing at 29%.
Advances in clustering technology have redefined the price-to-performance curve for many High Performance Computing (HPC) application areas. The use of specialized high-speed interconnects and fast commodity processors have pushed the envelope to where it is today.
When integrating various components of a Linux stack, ensuring that all components work together properly prior to set up will save your organization headaches, time and money. Many solution providers are stepping up to the plate to alleviate the stress of selecting and configuring a L...
This article presents a simple and inexpensive methodology for predicting the performance of a client/server application over a wide area network. A network emulator, placed between the client and server, is used to vary key network properties, such as latency, bandwidth and packet los...
OSDL is going to dip into that Fellowship Fund it set up in March and bestow a one-year grant on someone to write Linux kernel documentation. OSDL got the money from Google and HP. It's looking for more pledges.
Scali, the Linux clusterer, has gotten another $3.5 million in funding and a new CEO. Bjorn Skare has been replaced by Jack Kay, the president and CEO of BIOS house Phoenix Technologies during the 90s when its market share spiraled from 18% to 75%.
UK-based Zeus Technology has unwrapped a new version of its flagship traffic management technology that operates as a virtual appliance in virtualized data centers.
Appro has delivered the first of four Infiniband-connected Linux supercomputing clusters to Lawrence Livermore National Labs. The thing is called Rhea, after the Greek version of the Great Mother Goddess, and consists of 576 four-way Opteron Socket F nodes that reportedly peaks out at...
Adobe has teamed up with the open source Mozilla Foundation in what can only be described as a browser platform play. Adobe is giving Mozilla and its Firefox browser the source code for its ActionScript Virtual Machine, the standards-based scripting language engine in the Flash Player,...
Newly arrived Panasas chief marketing officer Len Rosenthal, fresh from PathScale, which he co-founded and sold to QLogic, says Panasas' days of playing to the 'lunatic fringe' are waning. Its value proposition makes it mission-critical, he says, especially as HPC, the company's speci...
There is a market from which a history of computers began - a market of numerical simulations for scientific and engineering applications. Note that these applications usually deal with a high number of mathematical calculations that are impossible without a computer. Historically, th...
Clustering is a way to create a system where computers gain access to each others' data and resources. In principle, this adds more computing power and redundancy to the system; however, practical implementations often consume more resources due to the overhead associated with synchron...