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Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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Android, the "F-Word", and the Trade-offs of an Open Platform

Contrary to some rumors, Google isn't working on a revolutionary plan to solve its Android compatibility problems.  Instead, the Android team is going to keep improving upon what it's already doing.  This week, Android's Open Source & Compatibility...

Mitch Pronschinske06/02/10
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What's New in Smart GWT 2.2? - GWT I/O Sessions

The recent release of Smart GWT 2.2 is significant for users of Google's Web Toolkit.  The significant addition of Selenium testing, along with other features, was a welcome update for RIA developers.  As GWT's popularity grows, developers are finding more...

Mitch Pronschinske06/01/10
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Daily Dose - Some C++ Constructs Allowed into the GCC

The GNU Compiler Collection committee along with the Free Software Foundation have allowed the use of certain C++ constructs in the GCC source code, effective immediately.  More advanced C++ features such as multiple inheritance, templates, and exceptions...

Mitch Pronschinske05/31/10
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Daily Dose - Will Patent Trolls Buy Novell?

Novell revealed last week that it was putting itself up for auction after turning down a $2 billion acquisition offer.  The thing that has the software industry worried is Novell's mother-load of patents: at least 450 related to office applications, identity...

Mitch Pronschinske05/31/10
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Analyzing Technology Logos (with the help of Sporcle)

Branding can be an important part of having a recognizable software project or language.  However, the quiz entitled "Open Source Software and Language Logos" shows that a few popular technologies don't necessarily have widely recognized logos.  I...

Mitch Pronschinske05/28/10
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Daily Dose - Mozilla and Opera Want VP8 in HTML5

In recent interviews, the CEO of Mozilla and the CTO of Opera have said that they support VP8's inclusion in the HTML5 specification.  However, all is not well right now in determining a license for WebM (the package that includes VP8).  Google is having...

Mitch Pronschinske05/27/10
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Daily Dose - Palm Loses WebOS Lead to Google

After losing two leaders of the Android project, Google is filling the void with the lead designer of Palm's WebOS, Matias Duarte.  Duarte, a UI master, will be Android's new User Experience director.  While this is great news for Android fans, it's bad for...

Mitch Pronschinske05/27/10
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Top 10 DZone Refcardz of 2009*

As part of our 100 Refcardz celebration week, we're looking back on the most popular Refcardz we've released here at DZone.  I put an asterisk "*" in the title to indicate that this is not a list of total...

Mitch Pronschinske05/26/10
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Daily Dose - HP Trumps IBM in Server Revenue

For years, IBM has been at the top of the server game, but a new study by Gartner says that HP is the new leader in server revenues.  In Q1 of 2010 HP recorded $3.39 billion in revenue - IBM… $3.05 billion.  Ten years ago when HP acquired Compaq, the...

Mitch Pronschinske05/26/10
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Uniting the JUGs Under the IOUC

Last week, Oracle representatives presented a plan to the Java User Groups mailing list for integrating JUGs of all shapes and sizes into a more organized, unified system within the International Oracle User Group Community (IOUC), a "volunteer...

Mitch Pronschinske05/26/10
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YouTrack 2 Gets REST API and Custom Attributes

The second release of the YouTrack issue tracker from JetBrains (the makers of IntelliJ IDEA), is available today.  YouTrack 2.0 lets you add custom issue attributes and flexible access control.  Also included are tools for enhanced issue visibility and...

Mitch Pronschinske05/26/10
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Graph DB Ecosystem Grows - Objectivity Introduces InfiniteGraph

Data management software vendor, Objectivity, has unveiled their newest project: InfiniteGraph.  This beta program is the latest addition to the small, but growing realm of NOSQL graph databases.  Objectivity says InfiniteGraph lives up to its name by...

Mitch Pronschinske05/25/10
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A Call for 'Fresh Scala'

With the GA release of Scala 2.8 getting very close, David Pollak, the creator of the Scala-based web framework: Lift, has announced a Scala community initiative that  will have an equally large impact on Scala developers.  The Fresh Scala Initiative aims...

Mitch Pronschinske05/25/10
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Mule 3: A New Deployment Model

MuleSoft has published the third milestone for Mule ESB 3, an open source Enterprise Service Bus with over 1.5 million downloads to date.  This is one of the most significant milestones for Mule because it constitutes a fundamental change in the way...