Programming & Development


Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft has released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser, complete with a JavaScript engine based on ECMAScript 5.

Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

U Michigan iPhone App Grows from Student Project

An iPhone app conceived by two students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, built as a computer science class project, and purchased by the school's IT organization has made its public debut in the Apple iTunes store.

Ryerson U Funds Development of uPortal Editing Component

Toronto's Ryerson University has taken delivery of a portlet that allows users to enter HTML content through a WYSIWYG interface for posting in the university's portal.

MIT Students Set up Voice Apps with Web-Based Toolkit

A design course at MIT has tapped a software donation from a company that sells interactive voice response systems to help students learn how to create voice applications.

WSO2 Launches Open-Source Cloud Platform

Open-source middleware maker WSO2 has launched an open source cloud platform that should be of interest to enterprise Java developers. Called Stratos, it's a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for building and deploying apps and services "with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB) and application server."

Deployment Automation Tool for Java EE Launched

The deployment phase of the application lifecycle can be an untidy business, prone to errors that result in delays. Automating the process, the experts say, can reduce errors and delays, not to mention headaches. Deployment automation has, in fact, become an essential component of a number of application lifecycle management (ALM) systems.

Microsoft Launches Expression Studio 4

At the Internet Week Conference Monday, Microsoft released Expression Studio 4, the latest version of the company's Web design and rich user interface (UI) development tool.

Microsoft Offers Dev Tools for Outlook

Microsoft this week released two new open source tools to help developers take advantage of the .PST file format that's used in the Outlook e-mail client app.