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Mitch Pronschinske08/30/10
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Daily Dose - The Emotion Markup Language

The W3C is working to formalize a language of emotional states for computers.  This would include more complex emoticons for human-to-human interaction as well as more human-like interaction capabilities for computers.  Hopefully this means that some day...

Mitch Pronschinske08/30/10
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Hudson's in the Cloud

Fresh out of stealth-mode, the developers of CloudBees have announced their Java cloud platform to the world.  The best part about this is PaaS, now in beta, is the inclusion of Hudson-based continuous integration.  The service is built with ISVs in mind...

Mitch Pronschinske08/29/10
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Clojure Plugin For Grails

According to a post from XML co-creator Tim Bray from awhile back, Clojure is considered "the new hotness among people who think the JVM is an interesting platform" for other languages to build on, for people who think that "there's still life...

Mitch Pronschinske08/29/10
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Daily Dose - Do More with the Less Framework 2.0

The CSS3-based framework for dynamically resizing text columns on various form factors just got better.  The Less Framework will resize columns in a browser from 2 columns on a smartphone, to 5 columns in a tablet or netbook, and up to 8 columns in a...

Mitch Pronschinske08/27/10
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Daily Dose - Google Boycotts JavaOne

Google's Chief Java Architect Joshua Bloch just announced on the Google Code Blog that he and Google would not be at JavaOne this year due to the Oracle lawsuit.  According to another blog entry by another Googler, all sessions with a presenter from Google...

Mitch Pronschinske08/27/10
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Red Hat Makes a Bid for Standard Cloud API

This week, Red Hat announced that it had submitted the Deltacloud API to the DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force), a body that oversees standards such as CDM (the Common Diagnostic Model), DASH (the Desktop and Mobile Architecture For System Hardware),...

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/10
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Daily Dose - Chrome 7 Arrives Bearing NaCl

If you've been waiting to get your hands on Google's Native Client, you can do so now by getting on the Chrome developer channel, which just released Chrome 7.  NaCl is enabled by default and it allows native code to run in your browser, which means web apps...

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/10
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Terracotta's Perspective on the Java GC Problem

Caching is at the core for data management in applications, says Amit Pandey, CEO of Terracotta.  Too much time is spent tuning the size of the heap to keep application performance fast and predictable.  Garbage collection is to blame for making an...

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/10
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An Open 'Acre' From Google

Acre (stands for "A Crash of Rhinos Evaluating") is Google's server-based JavaScript platform that is used to provide a foundation for Freebase Apps.  Freebase Apps is the hosted application environment that lets Freebase users create applications...

Mitch Pronschinske08/26/10
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Motorola Acqu-Hires Cappucccino Developers

Several months ago, Motorola decided to cut the entire corporation in two.  The organization was beginning to lose its agility because of the wide variety of technologies that it researches and sells.  Out of that decision, we will see the handset division...

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/10
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Daily Dose - RabbitMQ 2.0 Upgrades to AMQP 0.9.1

The RabbitMQ messaging system, which was recently be acquired by VMware's SpringSource, has reached version 2.0.  The AMQP-based system has a new persister that's only bound by disk capacity and a server that optimizes memory usage - giving RabbitMQ more...

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/10
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Spring Roo and GWT - Simultaneous Releases and Workin' Together

Both Spring Roo 1.1 and Google Web Toolkit 2.1 released Milestone 3 today, showing that the two technologies have been in lock-step since Google I/O, when VMware and Google announced integration plans for the Spring Framework and GWT.  As these two...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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Daily Dose - Adobe's McAllister Speaks Out Against Oracle

In a recent blog entry, Adobe's open source and standards director David McAllister remarked that “the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so," in Silicon Valley.  McAllister criticized Oracle's handling of OpenSolaris and its recent...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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Jonathan Lindo on Agile Architecture, DevOps, and Patents

The software industry is constantly trying to find the next-generation tools and methods that can make development, testing, and production more efficient.  It's a core part of the developer's inner drive to try and envision how things could be better.  At...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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US Jury Busts One of EFF's 10 Dumbest Patents

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found out this week that another one of their top 10 "Most Wanted" patents was shot down by a jury in Eastern Texas District court.  The Most Wanted list includes the original 10 patents mentioned in the...