Programming & Development


Desire2Learn Opens Mobile Developer Program

An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.

Flash Builder Adds iOS, BlackBerry Support

Adobe has released updates to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 development tools, adding support for Apple iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and BlackBerry PlayBook.

Cloud9 IDE Adds Integrated Support for Bitbucket and Mercurial

Cloud9 IDE has released a new version of its cloud-based integrated development environment for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP, and other programming languages.

Xyleme Launches Tool for Developing Interactive Learning iPad Apps

Xyleme has introduced Pastiche, a system  for delivering interactive learning materials to the iPad. It's powered by the Xyleme LCMS ("learning content management system") hosted service, which enables organizations to create Pastiche applications that learners can download and use on their iPad devices.

Red Hat Expands PaaS-Based Developer Tools

Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.

Contest Calls on Developers to Impact Education

DonorsChoose.org is holding a competition in which developers and analysts are asked to use their talents to "engage the public and impact education" using data the organization has opened to the public.

QuarkXPress 9 Adds ePub Export, App Design Studio

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.

NetBeans IDE Adds Support for JDK 7 Developer Preview, HTML5 Editing

Version 7.0 of NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE) is now available for Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, and Linux. This free, open-source tool supports development of desktop, enterprise, mobile, and Web applications with Java, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

Coherence 3.7 Data Grid Gets Dynamic Load Balancing, Automatic Proxy Discovery

Oracle has released the latest version of its distributed in-memory data grid product, Oracle Coherence 3.7.

Oracle Updates Free Database Development Tool

Oracle has released the latest version of its free graphical database development tool, Oracle SQL Developer 3.0.

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