Flexibility and functionality in Banner XE

Flexibility and functionality in Banner XE - Alan HansenSession: Banner XE Architecture and Extensibility Explained for All Audiences
Presenter: Alan Hansen, product manager

Waterfall upgrades can be daunting, labor intensive, and fraught with peril.

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Shippensburg University Rides the Banner XE Wave

Shippensburg University Rides the Banner XE WaveSession: Riding the Banner XE Wave: One University’s experience (1984)
Presented by: Amy Diehl, Director, Systems & Applications, Shippensburg University

In the technical panel presentation, Riding the Banner XE Wave: One University’s Experience, staff members from Shippensburg University shared their experiences installing and testing the new Banner XE modules.

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Confidence in Java, Groovy, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript

During the past several Ellucian user conferences, a question I’ve been routinely asked as CTO relative to Banner XE is, “why Java, Groovy, and JavaScript?” The evolution of the historical Banner ERP, (from PL/SQL and Oracle Forms to a modern stack) is a fascinating journey, involving years of experimentation and architecture hardening to come up with the right mix, but the final selection of key foundational attributes was established with absolute confidence and can serve as a case study or data point for others pondering programming languages. This post will answer the question, while at the same time it can be leveraged to provide general evidences surrounding the future certainty and stability of these languages.

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