Kylix 3 - coming to a development machine near you
C++ support is combined with Delphi in the latest release of Borland's Kylix development system.
As well as its Object Pascal-based Delphi language, Kylix now supports the ANSI/ISO C++ language for programmers targeting the Linux platform. It's a Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment that employs drag and drop techniques to quickly build an application. ...more
Microsoft traps NT Server vulnerability
Microsoft has reissued a Security Bulletin concerning a possible denial-of-service vulnerability for Windows NT server.
Bulletin MS03-029 addresses a flaw in a Windows NT 4.0 Server file management function. ...more
Top five ISPs dominate UK broadband provision
Just five ISPs account for 88 per cent of the UK broadband market, following the series of high-profile acquisitions that have taken place of late.
In June 2006, 10 providers shared 82 per cent of the market between them. Of those 10, Telewest and Virgin have since merged and AOL has been absorbed by Carphone Warehouse, while BT and Tiscali have both expanded their user bases with the acquisitions of PlusNet and HomeChoice respectively. ...more
Sun goes to a Java Rave
Sun has revealed details of Project Rave, which it describes as a tool for 'corporate Java technology development'.
What this means in practice is that Sun is trying to widen the user Java base and incorporate those who have previously restricted themselves to VBA and other macro programming for Microsoft products.
With the drag-and-drop creation of user interfaces, the use of components, and simplified access to databases, Project Rave is intended to aid the creation of corporate apps. ...more
Nokia sets up camp with MIT to boost mobile horizons
Nokia is teaming together with the famous academic centre of computing development that is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for a joint research facility entitled the Nokia Research Center Cambridge (NRCC).
The centre, which is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a collaboration between Nokia's Research Center and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). It is intended to bring together researchers and scientists from both parties, to develop next-gen communications technologies. ...more