Programming & Development


JBoss Application Server 7 Boosts Performance, Adds Arquillian Support

Red Hat has launched JBoss Application Server 7, a free and open source Java Enterprise Edition-based application server developed by the JBoss Community.

Advanced Tips and Training for Web Accessibility

U Washington technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson offers tips for improving accessibility on education portals and rich Internet applications.

Kaltura Expands LMS Support

Kaltura, the developer of the open source rich media platform of the same name, is getting deeper integration with two major learning management systems: Desire2Learn Learning Environment and Blackboard Learn.

Desire2Learn Opens Mobile Developer Program

An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.

Flash Builder Adds iOS, BlackBerry Support

Adobe has released updates to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 development tools, adding support for Apple iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and BlackBerry PlayBook.

Training Institute To Develop Cross-Platform Mobile Services

Duoc UC, a technical and professional training center run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, will be using tools from Moofwd (pronounced "moo forward") to develop mobile applications that tap internal IT systems in the formation of new services.

Xyleme Launches Tool for Developing Interactive Learning iPad Apps

Xyleme has introduced Pastiche, a system  for delivering interactive learning materials to the iPad. It's powered by the Xyleme LCMS ("learning content management system") hosted service, which enables organizations to create Pastiche applications that learners can download and use on their iPad devices.

Cloud9 IDE Adds Integrated Support for Bitbucket and Mercurial

Cloud9 IDE has released a new version of its cloud-based integrated development environment for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP, and other programming languages.

Red Hat Expands PaaS-Based Developer Tools

Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.

Modo Labs Issues Open Source Framework for Mobile App Jumpstart

A company that grew out of friendships formed at MIT has released an open source mobile application framework that can jumpstart an institution's mobile development efforts.