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Daily Dose - Gaelyk 0.4.3 Improves Logging Infrastructure

08.02.2010
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The lightweight Groovy toolkit for Google App Engine, Gaelyk, has reached 0.4.3.  This release includes a new standard hierarchy approach in the logging infrastructure for Groovlets and Templates.  Simple Entity and POJO/POGO mapping through type coercion is now available along with the OAuth service in the binding.  The template project is now updated for Groovy 1.7.4.

IE Recovering in Browser Share
The Netmarketshare stats this month reveal that Internet Explorer usage has gone up in the two months since it dipped below 60% in market share.  Their number grew by 0.42% in July while other browsers such as Firefox and Chrome lost ground.  Firefox dropped by 0.9%.  Opera and Safari grew slightly.  This seems to be a reverse of the trends for the last few months, except that Firefox has been losing a lot of ground this year.

Explosive Growth in Android Shipments
While some people were waiting for the release of the iPhone 4, worldwide shipments of Android phones increased sharply in Q2 2010 - by 886%.  This number comes from the research firm Canalys, who also says that the overall global smartphone market grew by 64% with Nokia retaining the worldwide lead in market share at 38%.  Android's growth is due to the large number of vendors making Android phones and the increasing popularity of the OS itself.

JetPack 0.6 Blasts Off
The next version of Mozilla's JetPack plugin framework, which uses web standard languages, is here this week.  The 0.6 release allows developers to modify the width for widgets on the fly.  The overall reliability and security have also been enhanced.  

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