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Daily Dose - Google Buzz: What's the Big Deal?

02.11.2010
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Google Buzz: What's the Big Deal?   
While everyone seems to have lost interest in Google Wave, a new social networking tool arrived from Google this week.  Google Buzz is a feed for Gmail that is positioned to compete with Twitter and Facebook.  Unlike its competitors, Buzz is using an open standards approach to social networking data, meaning developers will have an easier time plugging Buzz data and analysis features into their applications.  Buzz users will be able to read, comment on, and post messages to public conversations that are posted in a Buzz feed.  Buzz also sends you conversation recommendations that it thinks you might be interested in based on what your contacts are viewing.  

Gear6 Memcached Goes to GoGrid

Memcached service provider Gear6 recently announced Gear6 Cloud Cache support on GoGrid's cloud.  Gear6 provides commercial-grade Memcached offerings that can help boost performance and scalability for web services and applications.  In December 2009, Gear6 introduced the first enhanced Memcached offering for cloud platforms.  

Apache Beehive in the Attic
The Beehive developers recently announced the retirement of their project to the Apache Attic - this is where the projects without significant community support go.  Beehive is a Java application framework that has gotten stuck in maintenance mode.  As a Java framework, it might have gotten lost in the slew of frameworks already available with a lot more support.  The code for the Beehive framework was originally donated by BEA which is now a part of Oracle.

Opera on the iPhone
Just a week after Mozilla announced its first mobile Firefox deployment on Maemo 5, Opera has revealed its plans for putting its 'mini' browser on the iPhone.  During the Mobile World Congress, Opera will demo the Opera Mini 5 browser on the iPhone.  It's designed for phones that aren't capable of running a fully-functional browser.  There's no word yet on whether or not Apple would approve such an app.

Grails: It Just Makes Sense

For the second day in a row, the this Ode to Grails post has maintained top link status on DZone.
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Jose Maria Arranz replied on Thu, 2010/02/11 - 4:59am

Apple's approve is going to be HARD because a browser (proxy or not) is by nature an interpreter and Apple does not like interpreters in iPhone (see Java and Flash missing in iPhones).

 

Ryan Developer replied on Thu, 2010/02/11 - 6:06pm

> It's designed for phones that aren't capable of running a fully-functional browser.

Why would anyone want to use a less capable browser on the iPhone when they have Safari?

Marc Stock replied on Sat, 2010/03/06 - 10:23pm

"Why would anyone want to use a less capable browser on the iPhone when they have Safari?" Because Safari on the iPhone sucks. You can't run Java or Flash or anything else Apple decides they don't want you to use on the phone.

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