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Mitch Pronschinske09/01/10
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Android Fork Serves Froyo to Older Phones

The CyanogenMod project provides a modified version of the Android firmware.  This week the community-built fork released version 6.0, which is based on Android 2.2 "Froyo".  Although CyanogenMod doesn't have Google's custom closed source...

Mitch Pronschinske08/31/10
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Daily Dose - New Digg CEO Enters Riot Zone

Kevin Rose announced that he's stepping down as the interim CEO at Digg and raising Matt Williams up to the position.  Williams has worked in a variety of management roles at Amazon and GM.  He was also the founder and CEO of LiveBid.com.  From the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/31/10
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Weld Chugging Along

The first beta for the next version of JBoss' Weld is here.  It has been approximately six months since JBoss released Weld 1.0.1, which added support for running on Google AppEngine.  The new beta for Weld 1.1 features about 60 bugfixes and new EJB 3.1...

Mitch Pronschinske08/31/10
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Johnson: vFabric Delivers the Promise of VMware's Spring Acquisition

It didn't take VMware's SpringSource division long to integrate and wrap up some of their most recently acquired technologies into a bundling called "vFabric".  In reference to today's announcement at VMworld, SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson said that...

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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How to Clean Your Java Functions and Arguments

Have you ever been significantly impeded by bad code?  (Uncle) Bob Martin, the CEO of Object Mentor, asked this question at the NDC 2010 conference this year in his first of two major presentations on the subjects of testing and code cleanliness.  If you,...

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...