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Programming & Development


W3C Launches Web Performance Working Group

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced a new Web Performance Working Group that aims to more accurately measure Web app performance times.

2tor and ProctorU Add Video with TokBox

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.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

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.

Google Buys Eclipse, Ajax/Java Provider Instantiations

Google has acquired Eclipse-based commercial software tools and services provider Instantiations for an undisclosed amount.

Updated Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Aimed at Java Jocks

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.

Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud

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.

Microsoft Releases Platform Preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft has released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser, complete with a JavaScript engine based on ECMAScript 5.

Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

WSO2 Launches Open-Source Cloud Platform

Open-source middleware maker WSO2 has launched an open source cloud platform that should be of interest to enterprise Java developers. Called Stratos, it's a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for building and deploying apps and services "with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB) and application server."

Deployment Automation Tool for Java EE Launched

The deployment phase of the application lifecycle can be an untidy business, prone to errors that result in delays. Automating the process, the experts say, can reduce errors and delays, not to mention headaches. Deployment automation has, in fact, become an essential component of a number of application lifecycle management (ALM) systems.

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