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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 Releases AJAX-Based Development Solution "General Interface 3.0"

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)

Authors Guild Accuses Google of 'Massive Copyright Infringement'

"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)

MCI Foundation Delivers Cutting Edge Education Content and Training to New York

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 MarcoPolo program. As part of this new initiative, NYSED is calling for every K-12 teacher throughout New York State to access MarcoPolo's sophistica... (more)

Sun Co-Leads Industry's First Portal Standardization Effort

(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)