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Adrian Bridgwater

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Adobe staged its MAX 2006 developer and customer conference under the theme "Beyond Boundaries" to showcase the company's emerging technologies and provide a glimpse of future innovations. Adrian Bridgwater attended to drink it all in. Adobe's MAX 2006 event was held at The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from the 23rd to the 26th of October - the company's first event of this kind since joining forces with Macromedia. Adobe's focus was directed at highlighting the newest breed of rich applications and what it likes to call "engaging content and experiences" under the banner of its next-generation technology. Described by Adobe as a chance for its community of developers and customers to reinvent the future of the Internet and design in virtually every medium, MAX 2006 was billed as both a milestone in the integration of Adobe and Macromedia and a reflectio... (more)

Sun’s JavaOne 2009: Business As Usual

In the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, many of us questioned whether we would actually see the company's annual JavaOne developer conference and exhibition take place. Industry commentators and analysts have been postulating over possible the emergence of a new and more commercially driven iteration of the Java programming language and platform. Initial signs of this becoming a reality have come with the announcement of a new Java Store to showcase applications in front the 800 million desktop Java technology users worldwide. So it seemed that overall, it's busi... (more)

Cloud Computing & Virtualization - IT's Top Two Topics

Another confirmation that virtualization, cloud computing and service-based application delivery is set to form an integral part of software application development infrastructures in the decade to come is evident from the shape of an IT event in Las Vegas, Nevada, that starts today. Reporting exclusively for SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal, Adrian Bridgwater looks forward to examining real-world integration and implementation of virtualization technologies in this preview of the event. Parallels will be staging its fourth industry summit this week at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and... (more)

Nokia’s Qt and the Open Road to Code

With the pending acquisition of Sun by Oracle and speculation over whether a new stream of monetization is about to tarnish and dishonor the good name of open source, industry eyes are watching the open code zone more keenly than ever to try and gauge whether a new playing field is about to surface. Given the burgeoning acceptance of open technologies at the enterprise level, many segments of the IT sector are re-evaluating the way they view open source. The global economic slowdown and the proliferation of user-facing applications such as Firefox have also helped shape the new at... (more)

Qt Software Opens Its Source Code Repositories

Qt Software has completed its plans to release the Qt source code repositories to the developer community. This news opens the door to software engineers who want to help guide and shape the future development of Qt with code contributions, translations, examples, and other offerings. Qt is a cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit available on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows and is at the center of the UNIX / Linux KDE desktop. In addition to the source code repository release, there is also news that Qt Jambi, a Java version of the Qt GUI library, has been updated to version 4.5.0_01 and ... (more)