The Eclipse Foundation has given a thumbs up to two new projects under the Eclipse Runtime (RT) project. Eclipse Virgo and Eclipse Gemini are both about modularization, though they come at it from slightly different places.
Two executives from Oracle--one veteran, one newly acquired--kicked off the annual EclipseCon conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, CA, with a keynote Tuesday focusing on the future of Java under the stewardship of Oracle.
AMD is sponsoring a day-long game design workshop this May for teachers at an annual game conference. The chip maker's foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to fund the workshop during Games for Change, which is hosted in New York by Parsons The New School for Design and the Games for Learning Institute at New York University.
In this candid and eye-opening interview, Philip Hutchison, a household name in SCORM and the man behind Pipwerks, gives his thoughts about the current state of SCORM and e-learning in general, touching on subjects such as how he became one of the go-to SCORM resources, why the authors of SCORM were trying to do too much, and how the PowerPoint-ization of training isn't a good development for e-learning.
Instantiations recently upgraded its popular Eclipse-based Ajax/Java GUI builder to allow developers to take advantage of new features in the latest major release of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT 2.0).
Oracle has clarified its plans for Project Kenai. Rather than simply changing the Sun Microsystems-hosted developer collaboration platform for open source projects to in-house-only usage, Oracle is moving the Kenai code base to the publicly available java.net community portal.
Java clustering infrastructure provider Terracotta recently joined forces with Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of cloud computing management software, to allow large enterprises to provision clouds on the Amazon-compatible Eucalyptus cloud platform.
In response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science have released spoken and textual data they've compiled on Haitian Creole to help developers create translation tools needed by relief workers.
Academic researchers can now apply for free access to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud services. The company's Research division announced the program Thursday in a joint press conference with the National Science Foundation (NSF), which will act as gatekeeper between researchers and the service.
Microsoft's Windows Azure and SQL Azure cloud services are now generally available, ending the free test period for those who signed up for commercial accounts last month.