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PHP and Perl crashing the enterprise party

Java and .Net used to be the enterprise's primary programming languages, but Perl, Python, and other dynamic languages are hitting the enterprise mainstream.

By February 14, 2010


Dick Hardt's 'year of darkness' at Microsoft

Microsoft is increasingly coming to grips with open source, but not enough for digital identity expert Dick Hardt to stick around for more than a year.

By January 20, 2010


Microsoft hires an open-source identity expert

Company adds yet another open-source expert to its supposedly proprietary fold, suggesting that Redmond is finally serious about such issues.

By December 11, 2008


First Perl revamp in five years released

Perl 5.10, the first revamp of the quick-and-dirty open-source programming language project in five years, pilfers some features from Perl 6.

By December 26, 2007


Mozilla gets serious about e-mail

The organization that gave us competition in the browser market is going after e-mail--a Very Good Thing for the market.

By September 18, 2007


Mozilla tries Firefox recipe with Thunderbird

The Mozilla Foundation is funding a subsidiary to improve the open-source e-mail software. Will more plug-ins and a universal mailbox come next?

By September 17, 2007


Sophos snaps up spam fighter ActiveState

The $23 million deal gives the software company stronger footing in the increasingly crucial antivirus and antispam markets.

By September 24, 2003


Sophos appoints new CEO

COO Steve Munford takes over from cofounders and joint CEOs Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer.

January 5, 2006


Microsoft embraces open-source scripting language

Company unveils first beta of IronPython, a .Net implementation of Python, in hopes of luring programmers to Windows.

By January 4, 2006


ActiveState loses CEO, enlists chairman

The programming language specialist says expansion plans are behind the resignation of founder and CEO Dick Hardt and the naming of a new board leader Nick Bedford.

By August 9, 2002