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Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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Virgo Blazes with 5x Startup Performance Boost

The second milestone of Virgo 2.1 is heating up the speed of Spring's former dm Server.  The Eclipse Virgo project now includes a complete 'getting started guide' and has reduced the startup time by as much as 5x on some systems.  With the speedier startups...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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GWOS Gets Revamped Java Monitoring

GroundWork Open Source (GWOS) has finished hammering out its 6.2 release of its enterprise network monitoring and management software.  Today, their flagship product, the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 is available.  The new capabilities of this release...

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Daily Dose - Ruby 1.9.2 on its Way

The first release candidate for Ruby 1.9.2 was released this week and it passes 99% of the RubySpec tests.  It's mostly compatible with version 1.9.1 and it has a new socket API with IPv6 support.  The new RC also contains a new set of character encodings,...

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Teiid 7.0: Simpler and Faster

JBoss' Teiid project has had a long, nine month journey to shed its skin, and now the 7.0 release is finally here with a redesigned architecture and less legacy code (MetaMatrix).  Teiid 7 also integrates seamlessly with JBoss App Server, JBoss...

Mitch Pronschinske07/06/10
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Daily Dose - Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Reaches Milestone One

The Oracle-SpringSource venture, Gemini, is finally bearing fruit this month with the release of the OSGi 4.2 Blueprint Reference Implementation.  The Blueprint spec builds on top of the Spring Dynamic Modules v2 code base.  Gemini Blueprint is available...

Mitch Pronschinske07/06/10
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Apache Cayenne 3.0 and the State of the Project

After 9 years as an active Top Level Project at Apache, the Cayenne project released version 3 of its ORM and remoting services persistence framework.  Cayenne VP Andrus Adamchik believes that Cayenne 3.0 has what it takes to compete with the best Java ORMs...

Mitch Pronschinske07/05/10
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Can the EU Make Apple, Adobe, and Others Interoperate?

We haven't heard much from the European Commission and its current VP Neelie Kroes since the Oracle/Sun-MySQL fiasco, but quietly Kroes is preparing an initiative that could bring major changes to the IT industry.  Open Source advocate Florian Mueller wrote...

Mitch Pronschinske07/05/10
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Daily Dose - Mercurial Rises to 1.6

The Mercurial version control system reached its 1.6 release this month, and is available for download here.  The DVCS sports two major new features in 1.6.  They include pushable bookmarks and a powerful new revision query language.  The bookmarks may now...

Mitch Pronschinske07/02/10
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A Fresh New Jersey

Version 1.3 of Jersey, the reference implementation for JAX-RS, is out today.  This Oracle RI facilitates the generation of RESTful web services for technologies like Teracotta's Ehcache Server, GlassFish v3, and Apache Camel.  Jersey 1.3 implements the...

Mitch Pronschinske07/02/10
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CI, Testing, and Build Management in the Cloud

Cloud-based development tools - we're seeing more and more of them.  MuleSoft recently released a cloud-ready offering of Tomcat, JetBrains and Electric Cloud are now providing distributed build management running on the cloud, and Sauce Labs is enabling...

Mitch Pronschinske07/01/10
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Daily Dose - Push Notifications: Standards Coming

Real time alerts are a wonderful convenience in today's native apps, but now the W3C wants to bring this functionality to web apps.  This week they formed a Web Notification Working Group to develop a web standard for Push Notifications.  The proposal...

Mitch Pronschinske07/01/10
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Android 3.0 to be a High-Performance Version?

It seems that the plans for Android 3.0 (aka.

Mitch Pronschinske06/30/10
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Daily Dose - Bringing Google Maps into Emacs

Julien Danjou has created the google-maps-el project, a Google Maps Emacs extension which lets you work with the maps from inside Emacs.  It implements the Geocoding API and Static maps API.  You can type M-x google-maps to see the a place marked on the map...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4.0 Sneaks its First Release

Mozilla quietly pushed the first beta release of Firefox 4 this week, with no feature lists or announcements yet.  If you've been using 3.7 then there should be no surprises since there haven't been any significant additions since 3.7 Alpha 6.  The browser...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Windows 8 Tries to Capture the Future of Computing

Over the weekend, an Italian Windows site "Windowsette" got its hands on some Microsoft power point slides outlining a preliminary roadmap/strategy for Windows 8.  The plethora of slides outline a wealth of possible new features, strategies, and...