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IBM Puts Zend PHP stack on System i

 IBM is to preload Zend’s PHP-based Web stack with every shipment of System i, the operating system for for IBM Power Systems. Around five million developers and 22 million Internet domains use PHP, including Yahoo and Facebook.

Adobe AIR, Flash Installations Surge

At Adobe MAX Japan, Adobe announces that Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 have reached record adoption numbers to the tune of 100 million installations for Adobe AIR within a year of its release and Flash Player 10 being installed on 55 percent of computers worldwide within two months of its release.

Microsoft Releases Web Platform Installer

Microsoft delivers Version 1.0 of its Web Platform Installer (Web PI), a free download manager that enables developers to install the Microsoft Web Platform or at least part of it. Web PI simplifies the installation of Microsoft’s developer technologies, from .NET Framework 3.5 to ASP.NET to Silverlight and more, for building Web applications.

Microsoft Silverlight to Stream Obama Inauguration

Microsoft announces that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected Microsoft’s Silverlight technology to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony on the PIC Web site.

Ruby on Rails and Merb to Merge to Create Rails 3

Ruby on Rails and rival Merb teams have finally decide to get along. Built on the same foundation, Rails and Merb differ just enough to attract avid developer communities that often clashed. However, the desire to build a better solution brings the two together to deliver a gift to Ruby application developers looking for a stronger, more scalable Rails.