Stories by Dana Gardner

Linux Gets Nod With Borland Tools Support

Inprise Corp. will announce that its Borland Delphi and CBuilder tools will soon support Linux, enabling developers familiar with the tools to build native Linux applications, and for Windows applications built with them to be ported to Linux relatively easily.

Compaq anoints Novell NDS as high-end directory

Compaq Computer yesterday tapped Novell Directory Services (NDS) as its high-end directory server of choice in an alliance between the two companies that also has Novell working to bring its first 64-bit port of NDS to Compaq's Tru64 Unix on AlphaServer platforms.

Sun scoops up Forte to pad tools offerings

Sun Microsystems will pay $540 million in stock for Forte Software, an Oakland, California-based application server and associated Java tools vendor, in a bid to improve Sun's tools and application server offerings.

Car Giant General Motors 'dot-coms' Itself

Imagine going to an online car site from your Web television and ordering the customized automobile of your dreams in the same way you would order a cheap, fast PC from Dell or Gateway, and instantly financing that car just like you would get a low-rate mortgage from e-Loan.
Then imagine that shiny new car showing up at your doorstep a few days later with a voice-activated, Internet-enabled mobile office and full media center in the back seat, with the car company providing the wireless connectivity and myriad other Web-based services through the life of the car.

Web development market consolidates as it matures

A spate of recent acquisitions in the Web development arena is a form of economic Darwinism that is bound to continue, according to analysts, and should serve to warn users about being careful when choosing technology suppliers.

Progress eyes app outsourcing

Progress Software plans to employ emerging Java and Extensible Markup Language (XML) standards to unite its Apptivity and Progress servers, while positioning its existing and future products as platforms for application service providers (ASPs).

Sun plans new 'Sunscape' offensive

Sun Microsystems' alliance with America Online-Netscape Communications will deepen this month when the companies describe how their next-generation application server will bind Netscape's former server products with Sun's platforms to provide a comprehensive portfolio of tools for the enterprise.

Application server war: Sun plans new offensive

Sun Microsystems' alliance with America Online-Netscape Communications will deepen this month when the companies describe how their next-generation application server will bind Netscape's former server products with Sun's platforms to provide a comprehensive portfolio of tools for the enterprise.

IBM claims it has fastest JVM

IBM last week posted a free Java virtual machine for Windows 32-bit platforms that the company says is the fastest in the business.

Y2K, Mergers Heighten E-mail Migration Need

The complexities of moving to Internet e-mail servers, managing year-2000 projects, and dealing with mergers are spurring powerful new tools and services that allow managers to migrate to, from, and among different types of messaging systems.
Wingra Technologies Inc. on Monday broadened its migration mechanisms and services to include moving among major client/server types in addition to helping users move off of legacy e-mail systems.

NetDynamics counters Sun's pure Java

Sun Microsystems might own NetDynamics, but the popular maker of application servers is resisting the siren call of going pure Java and is continuing its long-term embrace of Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM).

Forte Ports Application Server to IBM OS/390

What better way to integrate with legacy data than to port an application server to a mainframe operating system? That's what Forte Software Inc. thought two years ago and delivered yesterday with Forte Application Server for IBM OS/390.