Programming & Development


ACM Software Competition Pushes Students To Create Smarter Software

Imagine the work of an air traffic controller, having to focus on tasks while working under constantly changing conditions as well as dealing with unforeseen events.

SharePoint 2010: Beta Arriving This Fall

Microsoft representatives described additional details about the upcoming SharePoint Server 2010 product at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, happening this week in Las Vegas.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 Go Live

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 became available to MSDN subscribers Monday, and general availability is expected Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Beta 2 release was announced during the kickoff keynote this week at the Microsoft SharePoint 2009 Conference in Las Vegas by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft Gives SharePoint a Facelift

Microsoft this week previewed the next generation of its popular SharePoint Server family, which will sport a new user interface, tighter integration capabilities, a cloud-based version and much-needed support for the company's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Adobe Flash CS5 To Let Developers Author Apps for iPhone

Flash Professional CS5 will allow developers to build applications for Apple's iPhone. The forthcoming release of Adobe's multimedia authoring tool was unveiled Monday at the Adobe MAX 2009 conference, underway in Los Angeles this week.

Oracle Upgrades Test Suite with Java Scripting Engine

Oracle last week released a new version of its Application Testing Suite with a new Java-based scripting engine that automates both functional and load testing.

New Language for Java by Google Developers Gains Interest

A group of software engineers led by two Google developers are working on a new language for the Java Virtual Machine. The project, dubbed Noop (pronounced noh-awp), is an experimental new language that aims to promote good coding practices while discouraging bad ones.

A Good Match: Scholarship Funds Matching Tool at U Michigan

Michigan Administrative Information Systems (MAIS) at the University of Michigan has recently developed a module in the university’s existing Oracle PeopleSoft Student Administration application, to automate the scholarship matching process. The new tool will provide better service to students, more accountability and useful information to donors, and better planning options for the administration. Campus Technology asked MAIS Director John Gohsman about the Scholarship Fund Matching tool.

MKS Adds Testing to ALM Platform

Application lifecycle management supplier MKS last week released a new version of its flagship ALM platform, adding test-management capabilities to the suite.

Oracle Updates Berkeley DB with New APIs, Performance Boost, .NET Support

In a bid to attract more developers to its Berkeley DB open-source embeddable database, Oracle this week released two upgraded versions with new APIs for simplifying application development and, for the first time, support for Microsoft's C# and .NET Framework.