Programming & Development


Java's Future 'Assured' on Mac OS X as Apple Backs OpenJDK

Apple is actively working to bring an open source Java SE 7 (Java Platform, Standard Edition) implementation to Mac OS X. The company said Friday it's working with Oracle to launch an OpenJDK project for Mac OS X and promised to contribute "key components, tools and technology" for such an implementation.

Microsoft Moves WebMatrix to Beta 2

WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open source package manager Microsoft announced Wednesday. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2010 to Manufacturers

Microsoft has released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.

Flaw Affecting ASP.NET Apps Now Being Exploited

Earlier this week, Microsoft published additional information about an ASP.NET flaw, which is now being exploited.

Ed Tech Developers Wooed to Incubator Program

Developers with promising technology ideas that cater to the education market may have a chance at fame through an incubator program hosted by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association.

Open Source Java ESB Moves into the Cloud

Web-based middleware maker MuleSoft yesterday unveiled a new version of its enterprise service bus (ESB), Mule ESB 3.0 Community.

BigMemory Ehcache Addon Dumps Java Garbage Collection

Terracotta has released to beta a new Java addon for the Enterprise version of its Ehcache distributed Java caching software designed to free Java applications from the memory and performance constraints of Garbage Collection (GC).

Palm Updates webOS, Releases SDK

Palm has unveiled the next generation of its mobile OS platform--webOS 2.0--and made the SDK available via the SDK Early Access Program.

IT 'Insourcing' at Creighton U

Instead of looking outward for a vendor-supplied solution, Nebraska's Creighton University tapped into its own staff's brainpower to develop a consolidated calendaring system from scratch. The result was not only an initial cost savings--even with a financial incentive offered--but also the addition of a new revenue stream for the school as third-party organizations became interested in using the internally developed code.

Java-COBOL Integrator Updated

Java-COBOL integration tools provider Veryan has upgraded its flagship isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (isCOBOL APS).