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.
The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced a new Web Performance Working Group that aims to more accurately measure Web app performance times.
OutSystems has released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.
Java-COBOL integration tools provider Veryan has upgraded its flagship isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (isCOBOL APS).
Two companies that cater to the education market have added video conferencing services to their own programs. Both 2tor and ProctorU have integrated video into their offerings through the TokBox application programming interface.
Oracle has released an update of its Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, extending its support to more Fusion Middleware components, for the latest Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" release and for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) tools.
Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.
Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.
Google has acquired Eclipse-based commercial software tools and services provider Instantiations for an undisclosed amount.
A student at California State Polytechnic University Pomona has developed an iPhone app to provide news and information about his school after teaching himself iPhone programming from a book.