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Mitch Pronschinske07/21/10
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FOP 1.0 Rounds Out Apache XML Software Stack

Today marks the release of Apache FOP 1.0, an open source XSL Formatting Objects Processor.  Donated in 1999, FOP is one of the industry's first print formatters driven by the W3C's standard XSL-FO.  It is also one of the most common output-independent...

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/10
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Developers Still the Most In-Demand IT Workers

In the last week I've seen two surveys of the IT industry posted that indicate two things:  1. Java ain't dead.  2.  Developers continue to be the most sought-after IT staff - Java/J2EE developers in particular.

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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Ehcache 2.2 Release Has Snap-in Terabyte Scale

A few weeks after its beta release, Ehcache 2.2 is GA with a new management console and a new storage option that supports 1TB scale.  These features were received with tremendous enthusiasm by beta testers.  DZone spoke with Terracotta CEO Amit Pandey...

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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Daily Dose - RichFaces On the Road to Full JSF 2.0

The first of JBoss RichFaces 4.0's monthly milestones was released this week.  RichFaces 4.0 is going to provide full support for the Java EE 6 JSF 2.0 specification, while the current version, 3.3.3, has partial JSF 2.0 support and partial backwards...

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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RESTEasy 2: Now Apache v2 Licensed!

An all new version of JBoss' RESTEasy is finally here eight months after the 1.2 release.  After several betas, the major release of RESTEasy 2.0 is bringing RESTful Java apps and web services into the present technology landscape.  You'll find new features...

Mitch Pronschinske07/20/10
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Life is Too Short to Parse Command Line Parameters

Recently, DZone MVB Cedric Beust unveiled JCommander, a tool he developed that takes away the manual labor of command line parsing.  Just six days after posting his announcement for JCommander 1.0, he's already got an expanded 1.1 version out.  New...

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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Daily Dose - Apache Elects New Board

At today's annual ASF members meeting, the attendees voted for the next board of directors.  Returning board members include Doug Cutting, Roy T. Fielding, Shane Curcuru, Greg Stein, and Jim Jagielski the chairman.  New members include Bertrand Delacretaz...

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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OpenStack: One Giant Leap for Cloud Computing

Today Rackspace launched what might be the most significant step for open source cloud computing thus far.  The new project, dubbed "OpenStack", is an open source cloud platform that will soon contain the source code behind RackSpace's cloud...

Mitch Pronschinske07/19/10
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Spring AMQP - Simplifying Messaging App Development

SpringSource released its first milestone for Spring AMQP 1.0 over the weekend.  If you are familiar with Spring JMS support, Spring AMQP 1.0 should be easy to pick up, and the migration difficulties are almost non-existent.  Spring AMQP facilitates...

Mitch Pronschinske07/18/10
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Andres Almiray on Griffon: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead

DZone is celebrating the success of the Griffon framework as it nears its fifth major release,  and there's no better way to celebrate than with our newest Refcard, Getting Started with Griffon!  DZone took some time to reflect on Griffon's history and...

Mitch Pronschinske07/18/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Roo 1.1 Beefs Up Add-on Features

Spring Roo 1.1 M2 and STS 2.3.3 M2 were simultaneously released this week with hundreds of bugfixes and enhancements since milestone one.  Spring Roo 1.1 M2 has increased its performance by a factor of three and gained better GWT support by eliminating the...

Mitch Pronschinske07/16/10
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Daily Dose - Can We Stop Talking About the iPhone Antenna Now?

In this week's edition of 'Media Frenzy Over Basically Nothing,' Apple finally called a press conference to end all the crazy talk about possible recalls and "Antennagate".  Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw up some stats during their presentation showing...

Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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Daily Dose - Droid X Shuts Down If You Hack It

The Motorola Droid X phone was released this week, but a lot of reports said that hacking the phone would break the hardware as a secuity measure in the eFuse tampering-countermeasure system.  In fact, Engadget found that the phone just shuts down until you...

Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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The Kiwis Reject Software Patents

In New Zealand, a major battle is almost won for those who want to see an end to software patenting.  Today the NZ Commerce Minister Simon Power announced that the Patents Bill in Parliament would not be modified despite lobbying efforts from the pro-patent...

Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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Adobe First to Use SourceForge's New Platform

SourceForge has just unveiled their all-new forge development platform, SourceForge 2.0, and the first organization to open a forge on it was Adobe.  The new forge, now in open beta, showcases the extended flexibility and collaboration facilities of...