Programming & Development


Architecting Student Success: Integrated Software for the Community College

Known primarily for its success as a recommendation engine, Sherpa is actually South Orange County Community College District's "sandbox" of integrated software systems that provides many new tools for student success.

ManageEngine Applications Manager Gains Support for NoSQL Databases

ManageEngine has announced that its on-premise application performance monitoring solution, Applications Manager, can now monitor application performance and provide operational intelligence for Apache Cassandra and MongoDB NoSQL technologies that drive big data..

Leonar3Do Debuts 3D Application Builder, Online App Store

Educators and students, with beginner or advanced coding skills, will soon be able to build--and share--3D applications.

Studying Data to Spur Better Campus Apps

George Washington University developed--and continues to fine-tune--its mobile app by listening to the data.

Fostering Students as IT Entrepreneurs: An Example from Stanford University

Stanford University has several formal programs and informal networking efforts aimed at connecting innovative students with real-world opportunities, in numerous fields from engineering, to medicine, to economics. Faculty and administrators have a selection of avenues to give an assist to a bright student seeking a chance to become an entrepreneur. Here, CT learns about the support many students have received for their entrepreneurial IT projects.

An Instructional Design Toolkit and Strategies for the Community College

Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.

Taking Back Innovation

Universities must foster both discovery and commercialization.

Oracle Releases First Mac JDK, JavaFX SDK

Oracle has released Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, Oracle's first releases of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X.

Keeping Service and Support Up When Budgets Go Down

When funding levels are reduced, IT leadership struggles to find ways to continue delivering expected levels of service and support. Joe Traino, CTO at Coconino Community College in Arizona, says that while the current economic environment seems daunting, creative strategies and partnerships will help IT departments run the institution's technology infrastructure more efficiently without reducing services--and may even present opportunities for new resources and services.

Carnegie Mellon Developing Vendor-Neutral Cert Exam for Kenyan Coders

Carnegie Mellon University is working with the government of Kenya to develop a certification exam that aims to prove the expertise of the African country's software developers and help potential employers identify candidates with the right skills. With time the test may become available worldwide.