Nokia and Vodafone have posted the early draft review of JSR-249 Mobile Service Architecture 2. The Java ME community has developed a unified Java application environment standard for mobile phones as part of the JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) specification.
Borland's developer tools unit, Codegear, is now vying for a new lease of life after languishing on the sales block for more than six months now. Data management and admin tools vendor Embarcadero Technologies has announced it was buying CodeGear from Borland for the fire sale price of $23 million.
The Web is continuously democratizing how information is consumed. Today, personal Web use has led to a rapid increase in user sophistication which is naturally reaching the Enterprise. A new mode of information visualization known as a Mashup combined with the collaborative aspects of Web 2.0 is finding success where Composite Applications struggled: cost, speed of development and interactivity. By moving the integration point from the service layer to the presentation layer, driven by the user themselves and controlled by secured processes, Mashups are gaining an Enterprise facet promoting them to be the new generation of Composite Applications.
Borland has revamped its QA testing suite with important new functions. The new Borland Silk 2008 product line, released last month, offers updated versions of Borland SilkTest, SilkPerformer and SilkCentral Test Manager. The fresh offerings target software test and QA operations and mark a significant evolution in the Silk product family, which was acquired in 2006 when Borland purchased Segue Software. Borland claims it has released updates to SilkTest on an average of every six months since its $100 million acquisition of Segue.
Software developers active in Web 2.0 development ranked Microsoft's MSN/Live Windows Developer Program higher than developer programs offered by Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook, or PayPal in the 2008 Evans Data Corp. Web 2.0 Developer Programs Users' Choice survey announced today and conducted in March of this year.