Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Educators and students, with beginner or advanced coding skills, will soon be able to build--and share--3D applications.
Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC), an organization working to build infrastructure that will make it easier for teachers to use data in the classroom to personalize instruction, is offering hefty rewards to the open source developers who can build a couple of the applications it needs.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Oracle has released Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, Oracle's first releases of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X.
Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.
Oracle is releasing a major revision to its application server for Java Enterprise Edition (EE), Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.
Google has unveiled several enhancements to its cloud services, including premiere support for its app engine and database, storage, and machine learning offerings.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Oracle is releasing a technology preview of Java SE 7 on Mac OS X and said it plans to release Java SE 7 on Mac OS X for developers in the second quarter of 2012 and a consumer version later that year.
Oracle has released a new version of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, its free set of Eclipse-based plugins for developers building Java EE, Java Web, Web Service, Spring, and Oracle ADF applications for the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform. The company has also previewed the next generation of its Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, which is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware and an extension of the Oracle Application Development Framework.
Oracle has released JavaFX 2.0, a major rewrite of the company's Java platform for creating and deploying rich Internet applications (RIAs) that behave consistently across a wide variety of connected devices.