Programming & Development


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.

Taking Homegrown Products to Market

Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT spoke with John Campbell, associate vice president for academic technologies at Purdue University (IN), about the school's decision to choose a commercial partnership over an open source approach when marketing Signals, its student-retention program.

Means of Production

Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT examines the benefits of the two major options: open source or a commercialized venture.

Harvard Business School Works with TopCoder in MBA Rehab

A makeover of Harvard Business School's well-known MBA program, introduced in January 2011 and begun last fall, has entered the phase where the students are turning to coders around the world for help in developing their business ideas.

Oracle PeopleTools Gains iPad Certification

Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.

U Wisconsin-Milwaukee Rolls Out Mobile App Built on Open Source Platform

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen more than 9,000 downloads of an app developed in-house that provides students with easy access to campus information.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Gains Full Java EE 6 Support

Oracle is releasing a major revision to its application server for Java Enterprise Edition (EE), Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.

Google Adds Premiere Services to Cloud Offerings

Google has unveiled several enhancements to its cloud services, including premiere support for its app engine and database, storage, and machine learning offerings.