iLevel server completes move to FreeBSD, Java platform.
Thomas Jeffrey, iLevel Web Developer
Jun 15 2002
The migration of the iLevel web server to a new OS and development platform was sucessfully completed last week.
Using FreeBSD as the server's operating system and the Java2SE[TM] from Sun Microsystems as the primary development environment, the iLevel website is poised to take a more active and integral role at the University.
Thomas Jeffrey, the iLevel project Web Developer, felt that the time was ripe for a change and found a lot to like in Java.
"It's a highly stable, robust, and mature development environment," Tom said. "The possibities for future development are unlimited."
Tom as said that while most visitors to the new site will probably only notice a different look, there are several major enhancements running "under the hood."
Tom's plans for the future include a new and improved iSchedule, an iLevel Events Calendar that will track IT events at the University, and an improved online process for the submissions of iGrants.
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