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  • News: Microsoft augments JavaScript for large-scale development

    Equipping JavaScript to build more complex applications, Microsoft has augmented JavaScript with a set of advanced development capabilities typically found in more mature programming languages, such as C++ and Java. These new capabilities, packaged as a new domain-specific language (DSL) called TypeScript, offers static typing, classes and modularization.

  • News: Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

    Few people would say that it’s fun to edit PDF documents, but it should become easier with Acrobat XI, Adobe's new release for Mac and Windows. The latest version of the PDF creation and viewing software offers deeper integration with Microsoft Office than in the past. In addition, Adobe aims to speed up PDF workflows with simplified e-signatures and Web forms, touchscreen capabilities, and hooks into cloud services.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iOS 6

    The rapid adoption of Apple's iOS 6 has been impressive. Initial estimates claim that as many as 25 to 35-percent of all iPhones were running iOS 6 within 48 hours of its release.

  • News: Oracle and Nokia strike mapping deal

    Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on mapping, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Monday.

  • News: Can the Windows Store possibly be ready by Oct. 26?

    When legions of PC users dip into Windows 8 for the very first time in late October, they’ll be greeted by a Start screen that only runs what Microsoft is calling “Windows 8 apps”—touch-optimized programs designed for the new operating system’s live tile interface.

  • News: Oracle and Nokia strike mapping deal

    Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on mapping, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Monday.

  • News: Oracle: Java upgrades still worthwhile despite postponed features

    Java EE 7 and Java SE 8 will offer new capabilities in JavaScript programming and multicore processors, but PaaS cloud enhancements have been deferred

  • News: Microsoft's long-term Windows 8 app strategy may backfire, say analysts

    As the countdown clock ticks toward Windows 8's launch later this month, Microsoft has still not shown that there will be enough apps to drive users toward the new OS, said analyst Patrick Moorhead.

  • News: Oracle girds MySQL for heavier Web usage

    Oracle is updating its widely used open source MySQL database, and a range of associated products, in order to meet the increasing demands of Web users.

  • News: 2011 DEMOgods enjoy a heavenly year

    A lot can happen in a year, especially for young companies given the exposure of presenting at the bi-annual DEMO conference. With fall 2012 DEMO about to kick off, Network World caught up with some of last year's DEMO award winners.

  • News: New Acrobat version integrated with e-sign and online forms cloud apps

    Adobe announced on Monday a new version of its Acrobat desktop application for creating and editing PDF documents that now features integration with other Adobe cloud services and with Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • News: Oracle CEO Ellison reveals most detail to date about 'multitenant' 12c database

    The next version of Oracle's database will feature support for multitenancy as a critical feature, providing superior security, control and efficiency for software services delivered from the cloud, CEO Larry Ellison said Sunday during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • News: MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

    While NoSQL may be getting all the buzz, in many cases an old fashioned relational database, such as MySQL, may work just as well if not better. That was the message from a number of MySQL users who presented their stories at Oracle's first MySQL Connect conference, held Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco.

  • News: Ellison launches Exadata X3, takes swipe at SAP

    As expected, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Sunday unveiled a souped-up version of its Exadata database machine that will allow customers to run all of their databases in-memory, providing what Ellison termed blazing performance.

  • News: Oracle looks to take business from Amazon Web Services

    Oracle is planning to roll out a new IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services, along with a service called Oracle Public Cloud that runs inside customers' facilities, CEO Larry Ellison announced Sunday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • News: G4S named as smart card supplier to further education consortium

    Security company G4S has been selected as a possible supplier of access control systems and smart card technology to hundreds of further education establishments in the UK, despite its recent failure to deliver on a £284 million contract for the London Olympics.

  • News: Government requires £400m worth of computer-based testing services

    The Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the Department for Education (DfE) and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) have gone out to tender for £400 million worth of computer –based testing services.

  • News: Dell Is Changing its Stripes

    Can Dell transform itself from a hardware maker into a full-fledged software vendor, too? Based on its recent shopping spree, it sure is trying.

  • News: Big Value from Big Data

    Giving Power to Clients

  • News: Campbell's IT Team's Secret Mission to Sell More Soup

    Sure, soup is good food, but sales ain't what they used to be. To freshen up its product line and serve up innovative new products ASAP, Campbell's IT is building new systems for improved collaboration.

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