... and apologies, Endicott! If you've never heard of this scenic and storied village in upstate New York -- well, you can blame me. Last week, I stated confidently that IBM was founded in New York City.
IBM was, in fact, incorporated a century ago as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York -- also known as "The Birthplace of IBM" (some 200 miles northwest of Manhattan). The company name was changed to International Business Machines in 1924.
So, rather than prolong the history lesson (and risk making any more errors), I'll cut to the content -- starting with this week's feature on Ceylon, the VM language now being developed by Red Hat. Author M. Tim Jones investigates this unique new language, which is geared toward business-oriented software development. Can it hold its own in a world where C/C++ and the Java language rule the roost? Give it a read, and be sure to scan our other top features listed below; you're sure to find something of interest.
Much like you would at Endicott's picturesque En-Joie Golf Course, which this weekend hosts the Dick's Sporting Goods Open and a Maroon 5 concert. What's not to love? (And yes, I double-checked my facts.)
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
Our other top features on developerWorks this week:
- Concurrently Move DB2 for i tables and indexes to Solid State Disks (IBM i)
- Display enterprise data as dynamic HTML using IBM Mashup Center (Information Management)
- Explore MongoDB: Learn why this database management system is so popular (Open source)
- Get started with Dojo Mobile 1.6 (Web development)
- Just-In-Time Throttler and Dispatcher for WebSphere ESB (WebSphere)
- Open standards to handle the data explosion (XML)