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  • Zend CEO: PHP is fit for the enterprise

    PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a well-established server-side dynamic language platform for Web development. Among its many users have been important Web properties such as SugarCRM and the Drupal content management system. Perhaps the top promoter of PHP is Zend Technologies, which offers an application server and development tools for PHP and stresses PHP usage in enterprises.

    30 Oct. 12 15:53 Written by Paul Krill
  • MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor on implications of 'the mobile wave'

    MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor's big interest these days is "the mobile wave," which refers to a re-ordering of technology and modern life through the proliferation of iPads, smartphones and the increasingly sophisticated software that runs on them.

    08 Aug. 12 14:12 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

    Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core strategy of open-source infrastructure software.

    28 June 12 14:51 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Google's software-defined/OpenFlow backbone drives WAN links to 100 per cent utilization

    Google, an early backer of software-defined networking and OpenFlow, shared some details at the recent Open Networking Summit about how the company is using the technology to link 12 worldwide data centers over 10G links. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Google Principal Engineer Amin Vahdat to learn more.

    07 June 12 19:52 Written by John Dix
  • Q&A with Richard Stallman

    Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

    11 Aug. 10 11:32 Written by Renai LeMay
  • Aussie entrepreneur: John Allsopp

    I feel a bit like the kid from Cameron Crowe's film, Almost Famous. I'm at Web Directions South in Sydney, satchel and recorder in hand, trying to pin down the conference co-founder and CSS development leading light, John Allsopp for an interview. The scene is not dissimilar to backstage at a rock concert. Even in the rare moments Allsopp stands still, he's everywhere and everybody wants him. He walks - and talks - at 100 miles an hour and multitasks a dozen different things at once.

    12 Nov. 09 15:49 Written by Georgina Swan
  • Google VP Mayer describes the perfect search engine

    Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said during the company's earnings call that Google had implemented about 120 search quality improvements during the third quarter as it moves toward its ultimate goal: "We want to get to the perfect search engine."

    11 Nov. 09 08:44 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • The A-Z of programming languages: Groovy

    Groovy’s Project Manager, Guillaume Laforge, tells the development story behind this language and why he thinks it is grooving its way into enterprises around the world.

    14 Sept. 09 12:13 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • A-Z of Programming Languages: Scala

    A Twitter developer has said that Scala could become the language of choice of the modern Web 2.0 startup. LinkedIn also uses the language. So do with many other big corporate names including Sony Pictures, EDF and SAP. Martin Odersky tells us about Scala’s history, its future and what makes it so interesting.

    18 Aug. 09 11:32 Written by Dahna McConnachie
  • KOffice on version 2.0, extensions, and being like Firefox

    The idea of an application that supports third-party extensions and add-ons users can download and install in one click may be more applicable to Web browsers than office suites, but the developers at the open source KOffice project have developed such an architecture where all components are modular. TechWorld interviews the marketing coordinator for KOffice, Inge Wallin, to find out where this lesser-known of the open source office suites is headed now version 2.0.0 has arrived and what excites its developers. Building an easy, intuitive, cross-platform, and extensible platform like Firefox is high on the agenda.

    28 May 09 16:05 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl

    Our series on the most popular programming languages continues as we chat to Tcl creator John Ousterhout.

    08 May 09 13:22 Written by Kathryn Edwards
  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon

    Computerworld's investigations into the most widely-used programming languages continues as we chat with Giancarlo Niccolai the creator of the Falcon programming language.

    09 April 09 11:10 Written by Kathryn Edwards
  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne shell, or sh

    On this occasion we speak to Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell, or sh. In the early 1970s Bourne was at the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge, England working on a compiler for Algol68 as part of his PhD work in dynamical astronomy. This work paved the way for him to travel to IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in New York in 1973, in part to undertake research into compilers. Through this work, and a series of connections and circumstance, Bourne got to know people at Bell Labs who then offered him a job in the Unix group in 1975. It was during this time Bourne developed sh.

    05 March 09 08:45 Written by Howard Dahdah