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Mitch Pronschinske06/14/10
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Apache Synapse Has New Config Model

An Apache Synapse committer and WSO2 software engineer Hiranya Jayathilaka has implemented a new configuration model for the latest Synapse build.  Apache Synapse is a high-performance ESB and mediation engine that previously loaded entire mediation...

Mitch Pronschinske06/13/10
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Daily Dose - Twitter Tinkers With Redis

Twitter began using NoSQL last year as it rolled its systems onto the widely popular Cassandra system (used by large web properties such as Digg and Facebook).  Apparently they're not satisfied with just one non-relational datastore, because they are...

Mitch Pronschinske06/11/10
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Daily Dose - What is Chromoting?

An official Google message posted by a non-Google party revealed a thin client functionality called Chromoting (unofficially).  Chromoting will be built into Chrome OS to enable the access of "legacy" PC applications from within the broswer.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/10
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In Defense of Tomcat

Sateesh Narahari of MuleSoft says he's cleaning up the FUD he's been hearing from Java EE app server vendors about Tomcat.  As a company that's heavily invested in open source Tomcat products like the Tcat Server management tools (which are free to use in...

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/10
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Daily Dose - iPad Owners Exposed to Spam and Hacks

A security breach exposed an exclusive email list of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers, which included White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times' CEO, and a US Air Force commander.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/10
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HyperSQL - The Sequel

The BSD licensed HyperSQL database (HSQLDB) reached version 2.0 this week.  The "100% Java Database" now supports a wider array of SQL standard features (wider than any open source database engine available, they say).  Version 2.0 is also fully...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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ZFS Expert and OpenSolaris Leader Join Nexenta

Nexenta is no stranger to talented developers.  The company was founded by the same developers who wrote the iSCSI stack for Linux in 2003.  When Sun released open source Solaris, Nexenta decided to build a distribution using the Solaris kernel with Debian...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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Daily Dose - GNOME 3.0: Which Modules Made the Cut?

Project release manager Vincent Untz posted a synopsis of the new modules that will be included in GNOME 3.0.  The GNOME Activity Journal didn't make the cut and neither did the Clutter GUI, but the GNOME Shell did.  So did the GNOME Color Manager and the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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TyphoonAE and the Proliferation of GAE Implementations

"Yet another Google App Engine implementation" is going to become a catchphrase this year and into 2011.  We began to see the early stages of GAE implementation proliferation in 2009 when open source projects like AppScale and the MongoDB GAE...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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New Patent Around Race Condition Fixing

Today, Replay Solutions announced its success in obtaining a US patent around their software's ability to reproduce and fix race conditions.  Race conditions are a big problem for developers working on multi-threaded applications.  Voke Inc.

Mitch Pronschinske06/08/10
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Mozilla Team Researches NOSQL Solutions

The Mozilla Labs Test Pilot platform is designed to collect structured user feedback through Firefox to analyze how people use the browser and the internet.  It then helps discover ways to improve user experience.  As the project plans to ramp up the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/08/10
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Daily Dose - Tomcat 7: So Close You Can Taste It!

It's almost here!  Tomcat 7 RC4 just went live and it includes all the goodies that we've been anticipating since October '09.  Tomcat 7 will implement the Servlet 3.0 spec as well as support annotations, simplified embedding, and dynamic configuration of...

Mitch Pronschinske06/08/10
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Liferay Builds New Standard UI Framework

The Portal wars continue today as Liferay releases a new UI framework and a migration program for users of competing platforms such as Jive or eXo platform.  Liferay has also added a collaborative web-casting site.  Tomorrow Liferay will be announcing...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Is the iPhone 4 Magical? You Decide.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs officially announced the fourth generation iPhone today at the WWDC conference as expected.  There were also a few features we didn't expect, but the prototype that Gizmodo nabbed ruined some of the surprise.  That said, there's...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Daily Dose - Expression Blend 4 Shines With Silverlight

The de facto UI design tool for WPF and Silverlight (ergo Windows Phone 7), Microsoft Expression Blend, is finally available in its fourth released version.  The interactive XAML-based design tool is free as an upgrade from version 3 and it comes in the...