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Mitch Pronschinske05/09/10
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CouchDB: Making it Okay to Work Offline

Damien Katz, the creator of CouchDB and CEO of Couchio, is working with the Palm development team to implement further mobile syncing features with Apache CouchDB.  At the recent Palm Developer Day conference, Palm announced that the next version of WebOS...

Mitch Pronschinske05/07/10
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Daily Dose - Not a Joke: GitHub Getting Broad Subversion Support

You probably thought it was an April Fools joke when GitHub announced Subversion read-only support on April 1st.  However, the people at GitHub announced this month that GitHub has added Subversion write support.  Developers can now use tools like SmartSVN...

Mitch Pronschinske05/07/10
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Errai Tips

Test-driving JBoss' GWT-based, Message-Oriented Errai framework can be a lot smoother with some best practices that were recently posted by Anil Saldhana, the JBoss lead security architect.  Errai combines the Message-Oriented Programming paradigm with RPC...

Mitch Pronschinske05/06/10
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Daily Dose - World Wide Web Lives Up to its Name: Non-Latin Addresses Go Live

ICANN has now begun allowing non-latin characters to be used in top-level internet domains by inserting the first IDN country-code domains into the DNS root zone.  Arab countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE were the first countries to get...

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/10
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A Few Reasons to Switch to PostgreSQL 9.0

PostgreSQL is widely considered to be the main open source competitor to MySQL.  It's been five years since the release of PostgreSQL 8.0, but this week, PostgreSQL developers showed that their project has evolved significantly in that time.  The beta...

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/10
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Daily Dose - Adobe CTO Likens Apple to a 19th Century Railroad Company

In the 1800's, different railroad companies around the world used different gauges for the rails, making trans-national travel very difficult.  Because of companies like Apple, the same thing is happening in the mobile development space, according to Adobe...

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/10
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Jclouds Gets Friendly With Clojure

jclouds 1.0 beta 5 is out now with various new features including support for Clojure.  Along with some new features for cloud provisioning, the fifth beta also includes a polished ComputeService API, location compatibility across ComputeService and...

Mitch Pronschinske05/04/10
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Grails With Terracotta: A Few Lines of Config

Dave Klein, the author of "Grails: A Quick-Start Guide" and Mike Allen, the Terracotta Product Manager, recently presented a seminar entitled "Clustering and Scaling Grails Apps: A Simple Approach."  Using an example application from...

Mitch Pronschinske05/04/10
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Daily Dose - Microsoft's CLI for Browsers?

Mono Project lead Miguel de Icaza recently suggested that web developers could write much better applications if the Common Language Infrastructure (CLR), upon which the .NET framework sits, were integrated into today's browsers.  de Icaza says it would give...

Mitch Pronschinske05/04/10
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KDevelop 4.0: A C++ Focused IDE

The KDevelop open source IDE for the KDE desktop environment has reached version 4.0 after five years of development.  The developers decided to focus on making KDevelop a solid C++ IDE for this release instead of adding half-supported features for some of...

Mitch Pronschinske05/04/10
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Mahout, HBase Among Six Apache Graduates

Today the Apache Software Foundation graduated five sub-projects and one incubator project en masse to Top-Level Projects.  Mahout, Nutch, Tika, Avro, and HBase were the five graduated sub-projects, and the recently donated Apache Traffic Server was promoted...

Mitch Pronschinske05/03/10
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Daily Dose - What Do You Want To See in Silverlight 5?

There's no rest for Microsoft's Silverlight team.  They are already preparing to schedule new features to go into Silverlight 5.  Version 4 was announced at the MIX 10 conference, and in an effort to maintain their fast tempo of Silverlight releases,...

Mitch Pronschinske05/03/10
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Op4j Creator Talks About His 'Developer Happiness Tool'

Last week DZone had the opportunity to interview Daniel Fernández, the lead developer of the op4j library.  Also called the "developer happiness tool," op4j is a powerful implementation of the Fluent Interface concept.  It helps you polish the...

Mitch Pronschinske05/03/10
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Vulture Company Spews OSS FUD, but Red Hat and Novell Claim Victory in Patent Suit

It's sad that Linux vendors often find themselves fighting lawsuits from companies like SCO and Microsoft that are constantly challenging open source aspects of the Linux operating system in order to make money or control it.  A recent decision in the US...

Mitch Pronschinske05/03/10
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Interview With Lift Creator - On Foursquare, Scala, and Lift 2.0

Lift is a powerful web framework for Java developers, and more notably one of the few web frameworks for Scala.  Both Lift and Scala have experienced significant growth at major web properties.  You may know that Twitter has changed some of its backend to...