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Macromedia’s New Products

Macromedia opened its annual developer conference by emphasizing the powerful role great experiences play on the Internet.

Feedster Launches Developer Network and Contest

Feedster has launched its developer network and contest for best new applications and uses for its technology.

ERP System Aids Vaccine Developer

Major Government Contract for Smallpox Vaccine Spurs Need for Compliance, Control and Scale; Ross’ Proven Expertise Supports Rapid Development of Acambis’ Manufacturing Function.

AOL Launches Mobile Developer Program

LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung Telecommunications America and Siemens Join AOL Mobile Developer Program to Provide Customers with the Nation’s Most Popular Instant Messaging Service.

Crystal Reports for Microsoft RMS Overview for Developer/report Designer

Microsoft Retail Management System (MS RMS), former QuickSell 2000 is very popular retail system, which is capable to automate the whole spectrum of retail businesses – from single store with inventory count needs up to the chain of supermarkets.

Microsoft Great Plains Integration with Microsoft Access Overview for Developer

Microsoft Business Solutions stakes on Microsoft Great Plains as main Accounting/ERP application for US market.

Possible Google Browser Coming?

In a blog written by Jason Kottke, the possibility of Google creating a web browser was discussed. The idea centers around building the browser based on Mozilla’s. Considering the fact that Google has distanced itself from being a pure search entity, an idea like this seems very plausible.

Microsoft Great Plains Data Conversion Overview for Developer

Looks like Microsoft Great Plains becomes more and more popular, partly because of Microsoft muscles behind it. Now it is targeted to the whole spectrum of horizontal and vertical market clientele. Small companies use Small Business Manager (which is based on the same technology – Great Plains Dexterity dictionary and runtime), Great Plains Standard on MSDE is for small to midsize clients, and then Great Plains serves the rest of the market up to big corporations.

Great Plains Dexterity Source Code Programming – Tips for developer

As of now – Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise is transformed/renamed into Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft Business Solutions is in process of merging all its accounting applications: Great Plains, Solomon, Navision and Axapta into somewhat granular: Microsoft Financials, Microsoft HR, Microsoft Distributions, Microsoft Project Accounting, etc. So the original design of Great Plains should be deemphasized. But even now – Great Plains is written on the programming language and technology, created in early 1990-th, named Great Plains Dexterity. And the graphical interface looks very user friendly and nice – these are all Dexterity forms and screens. In some cases of Dexterity customization you need access to Dexterity Source code (DYNAMICS.DIC with all the scripts). Currently MBS doesn’t offer new MBS Partners this program – you can only have access to the source code if you was in the program when it was available for newcomers.

Microsoft Business Solutions Products Customization – Overview for Developer

In the end of the 20-th century and early 2001 – Microsoft purchased Great Plains Software, then Navision (Denmark based software development company).

The Sun Certified Web Component Developer 1.4 (SCWCD 1.4) Certification Exam

Exam Background and Its Importance

In March 2004, Sun Microsystems launched a new version of their existing Sun Certified Web Component Developer 1.3 (SCWCD 1.3) exam, which tests the web component development according to the latest J2EE 1.4 specification. The old version will co-exist and a separate upgrade exam will be made available soon.

Use Wrappers and Proxies for Basic Web Services Tracking

Some commercial Web services software provides sophisticated Web services accounting features, recording details of Web services transactions recognized on the wire. But sometimes developers need accounting that is more modular, much more basic, and available on a shoestring. This article explains how to use advanced function composition tasks to add basic Web services monitoring capabilities.

Getting Software Developed for Your Business

At some point, your business is going to need to have some software development. Maybe your business is small, but existing software doesn’t fit your needs. Maybe your company is larger, with significant technology resources already, but you need an outside perspective. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to choose an software developer, especially if you aren’t a technical person.

A certification primer for XML and related technologies
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IBM was the first organization to provide certification for XML and related technologies. As XML has grown more popular, this certification has also gained respect, and now it is one of the most sought-after certifications for developers. According to IBM, the goal of this certification is to equip developers with the knowledge necessary to design and implement applications that make use of XML and related technologies such as XML Schema, XSLT, and XPath.

Developer aims to ease upgrade process

Australian developer ConverterTechnology has launched a file conversion service for companies seeking to upgrade their Microsoft business applications.

Extending ColdFusion Studio

We all know and dearly love ColdFusion Studio (and its little brother HomeSite). We all have favorite features, we all have our own little tips, tricks, and settings, and we all find ways to make it work as suits as best.

Wireless Developer Activity on the Rise

Where is wireless development heading? New research submitted Wednesday from Evans Data suggests it all boils down to better network security over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Developer news: Abracode, PreFab update products

Abracode has updated Contextual Menu Workshop, the free framework for creating Contextual Menu plug-ins for Mac OS X, to version 1.4.

A Developer’s Perspective on Apple’s 12-inch PowerBook

We decided to take a look at the new 12″ PowerBook because it seems like a tempting choice for developers “on the go”.

Sun’s new developer hang-out

In a major effort to get together an estimated 6 million Java developers across the world, Sun Microsystems is calling for developers to form the Java community.

News From The JavaOne Developer Conference

On March 25th Sun Microsystems kicked off the 7th annual JavaOne developer Conference. Sun Microsystems will showcase Java and XML web services and technology in new markets.