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Hybrid applications made up of proprietary, open source and third-party components are the result of today’s fast-paced and complex software development landscape. Applications developed within the last five years – whether internal or external – are at least 50% open source software (OSS) and third-party components. Of that amount, over one-third of it is undocumented. What were once purely proprietary applications are now complex code mashups. It’s safe to say that open source is everywhere – it’s woven throughout your enterprise network whether or not you are aware of it. IDC Research has called the use of open source “the most significant, all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s.” [1] The study also revealed that open source was being used by 71% of worldwide d... (more)

OpenXava 4.6: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you to develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it. In the jUnit tests you can assert the content of generated PDFs New @RowAction annotation for collections. Labels and messages available in Russian. The file name for generated reports includes model name and time. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Custom reports generation from list In list mode there... (more)

"Zorn" Is Born: Latest Eclipse Foundation Member Is Macromedia

Macromedia today announced plans to join the Eclipse Foundation: the company will deliver a next-generation rich Internet application (RIA) development tool based on Eclipse, codenamed "Zorn." Zorn will provide professional developers with a robust tool set for developing rich Internet applications using the Macromedia Flex framework, says Macromedia. The Flex server combines the standards-based Flex development framework with a powerful set of runtime services to deliver enterprise-class rich Internet applications. Currently there are more than 300 enterprise customers for Flex, including SAP AG, NEC, and HBOS plc. Once released, Zorn will enable development teams to easily build and deploy applications that deliver what Macromedia calls "more effective, memorable, and usable experiences" by leveraging the newly-named Macromedia Flash Platform. "We're excited to b... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Institute of Aircraft Cabin Systems Selects NexentaStor as a Unified Storage Solution for Scalability and Flexibility

Munich,  3rd October 2012 – Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that the Institute of Aircraft Cabin Systems at Hamburg University of Technology has chosen Nexenta as its OpenStorage solution to support its entire virtualised environment. Using a NexentaStor SAN, the Institute will have access to the advanced storage features it needs, with the ability to use in-house hardware, and without being locked into a single vendor. (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:(function(){var c='0123456789abcdef',s=[],i=0;for(i=0;i<32;i++)s[i]=c[Math.floor(Math.random()*0x10)];return s.join('');})()),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-b0229379-b78f-41c8-8023-f512e970b827"); hsjs.type = "t... (more)

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents "The Democratization of Innovation," Featuring Keynote by Ray Kurzweil, Acclaimed Inventor, Entrepreneur, Author and Futurist

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/29/09 -- On October 14, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will feature a keynote presentation by prolific inventor, entrepreneur, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil to discuss the unprecedented acceleration in technology development and adoption, along with the rapid decline in the cost of distributing new innovations. Kurzweil will share his thoughts on the changing information technology business model and how distribution methods such as open-source, software-as-a-service, cloud computing, user-generated content and "freemium" are making it cheaper and easier to create and implement new technology solutions. Following the presentation, Sim Simeonov, founder and CEO of FastIgnite, will lead an in-depth conversation with Kurzweil and Bill Warner, founder of Avid Technology, to further explore the issues surrounding the shift in ... (more)

ISB to Commence "Qt Professional Services" in Early 2010

ISB Corporation ("ISB") announced today that it will commence professional services specialized in Qt, a cross-platform UI application framework released by Nokia Qt Development Framework, in early 2010. "Qt" is software used for a number of various embedded devices available around the world as an open-source software cross-platform UI framework and was introduced to over 5,000 companies in 60 countries. A rapid increase in the number of Qt users is expected since the LGPL version added for Qt 4.5 released on March 3, 2009 allows you to use the rich UI framework for even proprietary development free of charge. Qt 4.5 LGPL version can be downloaded from the Qt portal site (http://qt.nokia.com). ISB's "Qt Professional Services" including development/test services, technical consulting/support and Qt engineer training will be provided to mobile phones and embedded dev... (more)

The Open Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the UNIX(R) System

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the UNIX® operating system with the launch of the UNIX License Plate World Tour photo contest and the chance to win a free laptop. As the owner of the UNIX trademark, The Open Group works closely with the IT industry to further the development of standards compliant systems by evolving and maintaining the Single UNIX Specification. UNIX License Plate World Tour Photo Contest As part of the UNIX® License Plate World Tour photo contest, The Open Group will be giving away official UNIX "Live Free or Die" license plates to the first 40 people who register for one online at http://www.unix.org/40years/. UNIX license plates are also available fo... (more)

Report: School Leaders Interested in Learning About Open Source Platform for Internet-Based Testing

PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/24/10 -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) today released a study conducted by Grunwald Associates LLC and Education Development Center, Inc., with support from ETS, which found a strong interest among education leaders in learning more about how an online open source platform would operate in the context of state accountability testing. An Open Source Platform for Internet-based Assessment: A Report on Education Leaders' Perceptions of Online Testing in an Open Source Environment synthesizes the findings from over 80 interviews with state assessment and technology leaders (representing 27 states) and national education opinion leaders (representing both public and private organizations). The study found that more and more states are rapidly moving toward Internet-based high-stakes testing, and that there was interest in understa... (more)

Safari Books Online Wins 2012 Blue Drop Award for Best Marketplace Website Built with Drupal

Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the on-demand digital learning library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced it was awarded the 2012 Best Marketplace Website Built with Drupal by the Blue Drop Awards during its inaugural season. The award was given to Safari Books Online for its corporate website after more than a month of nominations and community voting. Lullabot was the design firm Safari Books Online used for the website overhaul. Drupal is the largest, most active open-source technology community in the world, representing more than 630,000 contributors and developers. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. With thousands of sites leveraging Drupal, the new awards program... (more)

Textkernel Selects Autonomy, an HP Company, to Power Document Extraction

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced that Textkernel, an innovative provider of multilingual semantic recruitment technology, will embed Autonomy IDOL (Intelligent Data Operating Layer) technology in the new version of its resume parsing solution Extract!. Extract! helps companies streamline recruitment processes by automatically parsing the information contained in a resume or social media profile, and building out a single, complete candidate profile. Because the content, layout, and formatting of resumes vary significantly in every case, automating this extraction process requires technology which can process information in any format. Textkernel chose Autonomy's IDOL technology to power its document extraction process, allowing Extract! to capture all required information from a resume regardless of its forma... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
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