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?
Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and
of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how
it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale
- all that good stuff.
Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming
Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal
My predictions for 2007....
1. Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails
It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby.
Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like
Groovy ... (more)
(November 20, 2003) - Sybase, Inc. has announced its Unwired Enterprise
initiative, focused on solutions to help organizations effectively manage and
mobilize data, and give people access to business-critical information
anytime, anywhere. Sybase’s market dominance in mobile database and
middleware and its expertise in data management and integration technology is
empowering organizations today to achieve the potential of the Unwired
Enterprise. Sybase and Intel are driving Unwired Enterprise education through
developer training programs nationwide.
"Business models are literally... (more)
(November 20, 2003) - iAnywhere Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc.,
and Intel Corporation are working together to further the development of
mobilized software for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The companies
unveiled a toolkit that will enable software developers to deliver
applications for SMB mobile computing and Wi-Fi users. Each kit will include
mobile enterprise software, an Intel Centrino mobile technology-based mobile
PC, an Intel XScale technology-based handheld, and a wireless LAN access
The Wi-Fi Toolkit provides software developers with ever... (more)
LSG Sky Chefs, a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa, is the
world's leading provider of integrated in-flight services solutions from
catering, provisioning, equipment, and retail to comprehensive in-flight
management services. With 30,000 employees working at over 200 locations in
48 countries, LSG Sky Chefs serves more than 270 airlines.
The loading requirements differ for each individual flight and are sometimes
subject to drastic changes until shortly before departure. The highest degree
of flexibility is therefore of paramount importance. The company... (more)
The debut of Xbox 360 marks one of the biggest consumer launches in
Microsoft's history," said Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and
Devices Division at Microsoft and chief Xbox officer. "With its sheer power,
portfolio of graphically stunning games, rich online capabilities, and
features for enjoying music, movies and photos, Xbox 360 delivers integrated
digital gaming and entertainment experiences that simply can't be matched."
More than 4,500 retailers will be holding midnight madness events. "Xbox
360 takes our customers' gaming experience to new levels," said Jill ... (more)