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Mitch Pronschinske07/05/10
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Daily Dose - Mercurial Rises to 1.6

The Mercurial version control system reached its 1.6 release this month, and is available for download here.  The DVCS sports two major new features in 1.6.  They include pushable bookmarks and a powerful new revision query language.  The bookmarks may now...

Mitch Pronschinske07/02/10
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A Fresh New Jersey

Version 1.3 of Jersey, the reference implementation for JAX-RS, is out today.  This Oracle RI facilitates the generation of RESTful web services for technologies like Teracotta's Ehcache Server, GlassFish v3, and Apache Camel.  Jersey 1.3 implements the...

Mitch Pronschinske07/02/10
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CI, Testing, and Build Management in the Cloud

Cloud-based development tools - we're seeing more and more of them.  MuleSoft recently released a cloud-ready offering of Tomcat, JetBrains and Electric Cloud are now providing distributed build management running on the cloud, and Sauce Labs is enabling...

Mitch Pronschinske07/01/10
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Daily Dose - Push Notifications: Standards Coming

Real time alerts are a wonderful convenience in today's native apps, but now the W3C wants to bring this functionality to web apps.  This week they formed a Web Notification Working Group to develop a web standard for Push Notifications.  The proposal...

Mitch Pronschinske07/01/10
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Android 3.0 to be a High-Performance Version?

It seems that the plans for Android 3.0 (aka.

Mitch Pronschinske06/30/10
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Daily Dose - Bringing Google Maps into Emacs

Julien Danjou has created the google-maps-el project, a Google Maps Emacs extension which lets you work with the maps from inside Emacs.  It implements the Geocoding API and Static maps API.  You can type M-x google-maps to see the a place marked on the map...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4.0 Sneaks its First Release

Mozilla quietly pushed the first beta release of Firefox 4 this week, with no feature lists or announcements yet.  If you've been using 3.7 then there should be no surprises since there haven't been any significant additions since 3.7 Alpha 6.  The browser...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Windows 8 Tries to Capture the Future of Computing

Over the weekend, an Italian Windows site "Windowsette" got its hands on some Microsoft power point slides outlining a preliminary roadmap/strategy for Windows 8.  The plethora of slides outline a wealth of possible new features, strategies, and...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Tomcat (Lucky Number) 7 - Beta Drops

Apache Tomcat 6 has treated us well over the last three years, but it's flaws have begun to show with age, just like with any technology.  Since the features in Tomcat 7 were outlined late last year, developers have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Cloudera Makes Waves in Hadoop-Land

Along with their first commercial offering, Cloudera is unloading a bunch of new features into their Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH), which has now reached its third version.  In an interview with DZone, Cloudera representative John Kreisa said,...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Daily Dose - HTML5 Coming to Gmail

Google announced that it would be rendering many upcoming features for Gmail in HTML5.  Dragging and dropping files from the desktop into the browser will be just one new feature in Gmail's new standards-based update.  Google will also leverage HTML5's...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Bilski Case Falls Short of Potential, But Gives Some Hope

After an unusually long wait, the US Supreme Court finally handed down its decision in Bilski v.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Adobe Contributes Puppet Modules for Hadoop

Managing Hadoop servers can be a pain, but Puppet makes it easy.  The open source server config automation software makes the sys-admin's job a breeze, even with technologies like Hadoop, which is expanding its enterprise reach.   A great thing about...

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Daily Dose - Apple Sues HTC Some More

You might remember that Apple filed an infringement suit against handset-maker HTC earlier this year based on several patents.  Some saw this as an indirect attack on Android, since HTC makes the most Android phones.  HTC promptly fired back with its own...

Mitch Pronschinske06/25/10
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Daily Dose - JBoss Keeps its Portal Fresh

At this week's JBoss World and Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced the final released the final version of the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0.  The EPP is a middlware framework for developing, deploying, and managing web portals.  A new site publisher...