According to the latest monthly figures from the UK Internet services company
Netcraft, there has been a 224% increase in the past year in the number of IP
addresses with sites using ASP.NET. In comparison, the number of IP addresses
using JSP and Java Servlets grew by only 56%.
ASP.NET is thus emerging as a strong challenger to ColdFusion, which
nonetheless remains in the No.1 slot.
In the Fortune 1000, Netcraft found that 83 companies use ASP.NET on one or
more of their sites.
It found that Tenet Healthcare, for example, has at least 88 sites which
utilize ASP.NET. And other large enterprises utilising ASP.NET include
American Electric Power, J C Penny, American Express, British Telecom, Nestle
The Netcraft figures are based on the following signatures: ASP.NET - local
references to ASP.NET file extensions are found on the front page of the
site. Java ... (more)
At the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2004 Conference, Andrew Lees, corporate vice
president for Server and Tools Marketing at Microsoft Corp., introduced the
Windows Server System Common Engineering Roadmap, Microsoft's long-term plan
for delivering common services across Windows Server System products,
including services designed to support and implement Microsoft's Dynamic
Systems Initiative. Lees detailed the first delivery of that plan, the Common
Engineering Criteria for 2005, a set of capabilities that will be available
in all Microsoft Windows Server System servers released after Jan.... (more)
Kinook Software's release of Visual Build Professional 5.6 is designed to
automate Visual Build Pro by execution of repeatable processes. Kinook's
solution will save Visual Studio .NET and Web developers valuable time by
reducing the time spent on redundant operations.
Kinook says its software will help put the fun back into application
development. One benefit of Visual Build Professional, is the reduction of
"boring jobs." The company says, "Visual Build Pro performs the menial,
repetitive tasks so you can focus on the fun, challenging stuff."
What is more, information that the... (more)
Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250-BOB),
the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions,
announced that Southwest Airlines will use several products in the Business
Objects suite including Web Intelligence, Dashboard & Performance Manager,
BusinessObjects Analytics, and BusinessObjects Enterprise. The nation's
largest carrier in terms of scheduled domestic departures will use Business
Objects to gain insight into operations and enterprise management.
Business Objects will provide Southwest with a comprehensive integrated
Wyndham Jade's new ONEsystem+ will make it easier to accommodate the needs of
event attendees, organizers, associations and suppliers, by using an
integrated online service to simplify and centralize housing, registration
and travel needs. ONEsystem+ was made to be very secure, and includes
advanced security features, "spam control," and a feature that makes sure all
data is synchronized and updated within the event system.
"If you've ever attended a trade show or conference, just taking care of your
registration and housing needs can be a daunting experience. It's almost