Follow the Leader: ActiveTcl on Routers and Network Appliances
The network infrastructure sector is a competitive space. Router and network appliance manufacturers are faced with the challenge of providing rock-solid hardware while making sure their devices are flexible and configurable enough to meet a wide range of user needs.
License to Code: Indemnifying Your Business Against Open Source Licensing Liabilities
Not long ago, open source software in the enterprise was a contentious topic. Conference panels and industry experts questioned the integrity of mixing open source with commercial and proprietary code. Would it unlock a pandora's box of developer pain and sub-par software?
Open Source: What is the Total Cost of Ownership?
In 2005, Scott McNeely of Sun Microsystems quipped that open source software was "free like a puppy is free". Just as you can pick out a puppy from the pound without paying expensive breeder fees, you can download and use open source software without buying a single license. But puppies become dogs, and dogs need food, toys, training and lots and lots of love. The same goes for open source software.
Is Outsourcing the Answer in an Economic Downturn?
Is the finance sector's renewed vigor for outsourcing just a temporary cost-cutting measure? Or will today's tough economic climate initiate long-term financial and productivity gains?
Unveiling the Origins, Myths, Use and Benefits of Dynamic Languages: A Closer Look at Perl, Python, Tcl, and others
Over 57% of enterprises today use open source programming languages like Perl, Python and PHP based on a recent Forrester survey. Why are these languages becoming so prevalent?