Quark has released a major update to QuarkXPress, its flagship page layout and publishing tool, adding an app design tool for building iOS apps, plus more mobile development tools.
Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort.
Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.
Oracle has released the latest version of its free graphical database development tool, Oracle SQL Developer 3.0.
A new institute within the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory will focus on research and development in the area of parallel computing, providing access to resources and infrastructure, teaching students, going after grants, and facilitating partnerships among academia and industry.
Adobe is gearing up to release an update to Creative Suite, its flagship development environment and digital media production package. The upcoming version 5.5 release, due out within a month, incorporates new features for creating HTML5 applications and apps developed specifically for tablets.
Oracle this week announced Enterprise Gateway 11g, part of their Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g application infrastructure foundation. Enterprise Gateway 11g provides enhanced security for service-oriented architecture (SOA), either on-premises, across domains, or in the cloud.
SunGard Higher Education has introduced a repository where customers can share functional enhancements, scripts, tools, and other contributions with each other. The Shared Code Repository is part of SunGard's Community Source Initiative and will include contributions from the company as well.
Oracle has extended its Application Development Framework (ADF) to include Oracle ADF Mobile Client, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. It enables developers to create Java-based apps that run locally on mobile devices.