Programming & Development


IT 'Insourcing' at Creighton U

Instead of looking outward for a vendor-supplied solution, Nebraska's Creighton University tapped into its own staff's brainpower to develop a consolidated calendaring system from scratch. The result was not only an initial cost savings--even with a financial incentive offered--but also the addition of a new revenue stream for the school as third-party organizations became interested in using the internally developed code.

Java-COBOL Integrator Updated

Java-COBOL integration tools provider Veryan has upgraded its flagship isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (isCOBOL APS).

W3C Launches Web Performance Working Group

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced a new Web Performance Working Group that aims to more accurately measure Web app performance times.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems has released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.

2tor and ProctorU Add Video with TokBox

Two companies that cater to the education market have added video conferencing services to their own programs. Both 2tor and ProctorU have integrated video into their offerings through the TokBox application programming interface.

Google Buys Eclipse, Ajax/Java Provider Instantiations

Google has acquired Eclipse-based commercial software tools and services provider Instantiations for an undisclosed amount.

Updated Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Aimed at Java Jocks

Oracle has released an update of its Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, extending its support to more Fusion Middleware components, for the latest Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" release and for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) tools.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud

Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.

Student Creates Unsanctioned iPhone App for Cal Poly Pomona

A student at California State Polytechnic University Pomona has developed an iPhone app to provide news and information about his school after teaching himself iPhone programming from a book.