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Mitch Pronschinske06/04/10
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Metawidget 1.0 Coming Soon

Metawidget is a UI tool that circumvents many of the disadvantages in code generators, visual tools, or UI languages while still avoiding much of the manual coding.  Currently at version 0.95, Metawidget will be showcased at this month's JBoss World...

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/10
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Daily Dose - WebSockets Updated and RLZ Open Sourced

The Chromium blog announced today the updating of the WebSocket specification and the open sourcing of the RLZ library for Chrome.  The RLZ library has helped Google accurately track and measure the success of marketing promotions and distribution...

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/10
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WSO2 Fights Cloud Lock-in With Stratos PaaS

This week, WSO2 launched what it is calling the first 100% open source PaaS cloud platform.  The SOA and developer platform is called WSO2 Stratos, and it is offered as a self-service, multi-tenant, cloud native, elastic runtime (based on WSO2's Eclipse...

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/10
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The New Modular RIA Suite - A Thin Client Supporting Swing

The Swiss software company, Canoo Engineering AG, recently finished its beta program for RIA Suite and just released the first version of their modular framework.  At the core of the RIA Suite is the ULC (Ultra Light Client) Core, which is a software library...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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Can VoltDB (an RDBMS) Outperform a NoSQL?

The NoSQL movement did not come about primarily because people specifically hated SQL, it was born out of a need for better scalability and simplicity in data management.  SQL was often the target of criticism because RDBMS had poor horizontal scalability...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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Daily Dose - Chrome OS Coming in the Fall

Sometime around November 2010, Google expects to release its lightweight Chrome Operating System.  According to Reuters, a top Google executive made the announcement recently, and Microsoft apparently balked at the Chrome's open source operating system...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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Android, the "F-Word", and the Trade-offs of an Open Platform

Contrary to some rumors, Google isn't working on a revolutionary plan to solve its Android compatibility problems.  Instead, the Android team is going to keep improving upon what it's already doing.  This week, Android's Open Source & Compatibility...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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What's New in Smart GWT 2.2? - GWT I/O Sessions

The recent release of Smart GWT 2.2 is significant for users of Google's Web Toolkit.  The significant addition of Selenium testing, along with other features, was a welcome update for RIA developers.  As GWT's popularity grows, developers are finding more...

Mitch Pronschinske06/01/10
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Daily Dose - Some C++ Constructs Allowed into the GCC

The GNU Compiler Collection committee along with the Free Software Foundation have allowed the use of certain C++ constructs in the GCC source code, effective immediately.  More advanced C++ features such as multiple inheritance, templates, and exceptions...

Mitch Pronschinske05/31/10
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Daily Dose - Will Patent Trolls Buy Novell?

Novell revealed last week that it was putting itself up for auction after turning down a $2 billion acquisition offer.  The thing that has the software industry worried is Novell's mother-load of patents: at least 450 related to office applications, identity...

Mitch Pronschinske05/31/10
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Analyzing Technology Logos (with the help of Sporcle)

Branding can be an important part of having a recognizable software project or language.  However, the quiz entitled "Open Source Software and Language Logos" shows that a few popular technologies don't necessarily have widely recognized logos.  I...

Mitch Pronschinske05/28/10
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Daily Dose - Mozilla and Opera Want VP8 in HTML5

In recent interviews, the CEO of Mozilla and the CTO of Opera have said that they support VP8's inclusion in the HTML5 specification.  However, all is not well right now in determining a license for WebM (the package that includes VP8).  Google is having...

Mitch Pronschinske05/27/10
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Top 10 DZone Refcardz of 2009*

As part of our 100 Refcardz celebration week, we're looking back on the most popular Refcardz we've released here at DZone.  I put an asterisk "*" in the title to indicate that this is not a list of total...

Mitch Pronschinske05/27/10
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Daily Dose - Palm Loses WebOS Lead to Google

After losing two leaders of the Android project, Google is filling the void with the lead designer of Palm's WebOS, Matias Duarte.  Duarte, a UI master, will be Android's new User Experience director.  While this is great news for Android fans, it's bad for...

Mitch Pronschinske05/26/10
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Uniting the JUGs Under the IOUC

Last week, Oracle representatives presented a plan to the Java User Groups mailing list for integrating JUGs of all shapes and sizes into a more organized, unified system within the International Oracle User Group Community (IOUC), a "volunteer...