Programming & Development


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.

Mono Project Opens .NET on iPhone

As .NET developers await the release of devices based on a long-awaited update to Microsoft's Windows Mobile, they can now start to port their enterprise apps to Apple's iPhone.

Red Hat Revamps JBoss with Extended Services and Cloud Support

Red Hat has released a significant upgrade of its Java middleware platform consisting of an extended services-based architecture with support for numerous new programming platforms and integration with Amazon's EC2 cloud-based service.

VMware Reaches for the Clouds with Deal to Acquire SpringSource

In a move intended at furthering its push into the burgeoning market of private cloud-based infrastructures, virtualization market leader VMware will acquire SpringSource, the chief commercial sponsor of the open-source Spring Framework project. The deal, already agreed upon by shareholders of closely-held SpringSource, is valued at approximately $362 million in cash and equity.

Microsoft's New .NET Rx Framework Tackles Challenges of Asynchronous Programming

Microsoft has quietly released the first key components of its .NET Reactive Framework (Rx), which allows developers to write LINQ (Language Integrated Query) expressions against events.

Off-Cycle Patches Issued for Visual Studio and IE

Redmond released a security advisory Tuesday concerning its Active Template Library (ATL) technology, accompanied by two out-of-band application patches associated with the vulnerability.