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May 27, 2008  9:34 PM

Google sets pricing for App Engine use



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Google has said it wants developers to write apps to run in its "cloud." Now, on the eve of the Google I/O conference, it disclosed how it will charge developers for the use of its server- and storage-farms and related infrastructure. Developers can use

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May 27, 2008  2:55 PM

Google Web Toolkit grows up with Java 5 support



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft

A new version of the Google Web Toolkit (Gwit to Google insiders), promises full support for the latest Java language as well as faster-running apps at the end of the process. GWT 1.5 will be formally introduced...


May 22, 2008  4:17 PM

Microsoft: Friend or bulldozer?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Vendor partner business issues

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have always had a complicated relationship with Microsoft. They build on Microsoft's OS-and-tool platform. They also keep a wary eye as the software behemoth keeps adding to that platform. The "white space" at the top keeps getting higher and higher....


May 12, 2008  10:37 AM

PayPal wants developers



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Google, News

PayPal, the online payment power, wants developers to integrate its payment system into more websites. And it's going to show them love at the upcoming EBay Developers Conference in Chicago, says Glenn Lim, head of

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April 28, 2008  2:52 PM

ISVs: One stack or two?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

If you're an ISV in the era of Saas vs. on-premise delivery models, the stack question has never been bigger. If you're going the on-premises route for your applications you must weigh the whole Java/Eclipse vs. .Net/Windows issue. If you're going to SaaS, there are SaaS-based alternatives...


April 22, 2008  4:22 PM

Salesforce.com ‘tour de force’ faces down Microsoft mesh, CRM Online



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

This battle just keeps getting hotter. Marc Benioff brought the traveling Salesforce.com "tour de force" road show to Boston today, complete with live customer and ISV testimonials. Today was also the day Microsoft went live with


April 8, 2008  9:49 AM

Google App Engine: Amazon killer or ‘Geocities 2.0′?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

We've been awaiting big enterprise news from Google for a few weeks now, and last night we finally got some. The Google App Engine is a free, hosted Web development platform that...


March 28, 2008  3:14 PM

Microsoft in Eclipse? It could happen



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Sun

Given all of the apparent love flowing from Microsoft to its new-found open source allies and given that Microsoft's go-to open soruce guy Sam Ramji keynoted at the recent EclipseCon 2008 conference, the obvious question is: Will Microsoft join The Eclipse Foundation? Ramji listened politely and...


March 25, 2008  9:19 PM

Could open source ISVs outprepare Microsoft stack players?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Here's an interesting juxtaposition. On Tuesday, Microsoft's  Sam Ramji talked up the company's progress wooing open-source ISVs to


March 11, 2008  11:42 AM

Follow the mesh



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Life of BrianOld-time PC software players used to kid about Microsoft's ability to create buzz.  Whenever a competitor came out with something nifty, Microsoft would crank its...


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