James R. Borck

Senior Contributing Editor

James R. Borck is an East Coast developer and strategist specializing in the government and financial services sectors. He has been an InfoWorld reviewer since 1997.

Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, cloud-based Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

PhoneGap: Mobile development made easy

Adobe PhoneGap taps basic Web development skills for mobile apps on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone

The fall and rise of Microsoft Silverlight

Before hitching up with Windows Phone and Windows 8, Microsoft's cross-platform rich Internet application framework gets a modest upgrade

The fall and rise of Microsoft Silverlight

Before hitching up with Windows Phone and Windows 8, Microsoft's cross-platform rich Internet application framework gets a modest upgrade

The best open source platforms and middleware: 2010

Bossies 2010: Platforms and middleware InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards, or Bossies for short, are chosen annually by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. Our 2010 top picks among platforms and middleware...

The best open source networking software: 2010

Bossies 2010: Networking InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards (aka Bossies) are selected annually by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. Our picks for the best networking software and tools of 2010 include the...

The best open source applications

Bossies 2010: Applications InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards (aka Bossies), chosen annually by Test Center editors and reviewers, recognize the best open source software for business users. This year's top picks among...

InfoWorld review: Microsoft Silverlight 4 vs. Adobe Flash 10.1

HTML5, with its promises of plug-in free browsing, a 3D graphics and animation API, built-in video and audio tags, an offline data store, and Web Workers to manage long-running background processes, would seem to spell the end of...

InfoWorld review: Microsoft Silverlight 4 vs. Adobe Flash 10.1

Silverlight challenges the RIA supremacy of Flash, Flex, and AIR with superior development tools and design tool integration

InfoWorld review: Flash Builder 4 lights up rich Internet app development

Fresh out of beta, Flash Builder 4 delivers time-saving tools that speed data delivery for Flex apps, streamlines testing and workflow for Flash and AIR

Adobe Flash, Flex ignite with Flash Catalyst

If only it were as easy to build a Web application as it is to design one in Illustrator and Photoshop. Maybe it will be someday, and maybe that someday is closer than we might think. Adobe has certainly succeeded in shrinking the...

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