Tibco’s purchase of General Interface may reap new benefits for the
company, as the AJAX approach to application development grows. Tibco is also
focused on developing SOA solutions for companies who are trying to
distribute and push apps closers to users, while optimizing performance.
“While Ajax isn't a necessary part of SOA, they're certainly an optimal
pairing," said Kevin Hakman, director of product marketing for Tibco Software
Inc.'s Ajax-based graphical interface tool. "They're able to leverage each
other's strengths. You can develop (applications) in parallel. If teams can
get together in the early phases and agree on the user interfaces, then the
handoffs can be memorialized in a WSDL."
A recent Forrester Research Inc. report points out that features such as
cascading style sheets, the DynamicHTML Document Object Model and a
client-side JavaScr... (more)
Tibco Software has released its General Interface 3.0, which the company says
uses AJAX techniques to build upon its Rich Internet Application (RIA).
General Interface 3.0 consists of two components, Tibco General Interface
Framework and Tibco General Interface Builder, which together "enable
developers to deliver applications that run completely in a standard Web
browser," the company says.
This installation-free framework eliminates the need for client-side
software, end-user plug-ins, ActiveX controls or Java applets. "The TIBCO
General Interface technology has been enabling ... (more)
"This is a plain and brazen violation of copyright law," said Authors Guild
president Nick Taylor. "It's not up to Google or anyone other than the
authors, the rightful owners of these copyrights, to decide whether and how
their works will be copied."
Taylor was speaking as the Authors Guild and a Lincoln biographer, a
children's book author, and a former Poet Laureate of the United
States filed a class action suit today in federal court in Manhattan against
Google over what they call its unauthorized scanning and copying of books
through its Google Library program.
The suit all... (more)
Marcopolo has announced the launch of an innovative public-private
partnership between the MCI Foundation, the New York State Education
Department (NYSED), the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and New York
State Teacher Centers. The initiative aims to improve student achievement by
training K-12 teachers throughout New York on how to effectively utilize the
thousands of educational resources from the MCI Foundation's renowned
As part of this new initiative, NYSED is calling for every K-12 teacher
throughout New York State to access MarcoPolo's sophistica... (more)
(April 23, 2002) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced its co-leadership of a
new Java™ Specification Request (JSR #168) - intended to be the industry's
first portal API standard - to expedite a common development approach for
portal integration to help developers and enterprises deliver aggregated
content and Web services more easily. In support of the JSR, an additional 18
companies, including BroadVision, Plumtree, and Vignette, will collaborate
with Sun on the specification intended to enable interoperability independent
of the portal vendor solution.
The new Java portlet API i... (more)