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Mitch Pronschinske11/27/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/27

A new report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau shows that online ad revenues for the third quarter of this year have dropped 5.4% from the end of last year.  However, online ad revenues are up 1.7% from this year's second quarter.  Online ad sales were...

Mitch Pronschinske11/26/09
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US Senators Give Ellison a Hand

59 US Senators signed a request this week asking the European Commission to expedite its investigation of the Oracle-Sun deal.  The letter was addressed to the EU's head US delegate, Angelos Pangratis.  The signatories, led by Senators John Kerry (D) and...

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/26

Are you one of the few lucky searchers who saw the new Google search interface today?  Early reports say that Google just started testing its revamped search interface with random users.  You can find a method for getting this new interface here, but it may...

Mitch Pronschinske11/25/09
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Eclipse 4 Goes the Extra Mile

The Eclipse 4 development environment, codenamed "e4", just reached its second milestone.  The new milestone includes significant changes to the platform and the XML Windowing Toolkit (XWT) for the GUI.  XWT, a new feature in the fourth version of...

Mitch Pronschinske11/24/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/25

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. recently held early talks with Microsoft to show Wall Street Journal content, and possibly other News Corp. publications, exclusively on the Bing search engine.  Analysts say this plan would hurt Murdoch more than Google.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske11/24/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/24

CA, the agile solutions company, introduced a new suggestion box forum called the Agile Planner Community.  The community will give developers a chance  to mold the future of CA's upcoming Agile Planner tool.  Go there now and tell CA the best ways to...

Mitch Pronschinske11/23/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/23

SAP and Microsoft are supposedly ganging up on Oracle with a new marketing agreement.  Microsoft agreed to recommend SAP's BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application to its customers as its preferred solution.  SAP seems to be at odds with...

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/21

The Cray XT5 "Jaguar" supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now the world's fastest computing system according to the TOP500 rankings.  The Jaguar grabbed the number one spot from IBM after upgrading roughly 250,000 processors from...

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/20

A few more details about the closures announcement for Java 7 surfaced today.  According to Stephen Colebourne's blog, Mark Reinhold said that JDK 7 closures won't have control-invocation statements as a goal and it won't include non-local returns. ...

Mitch Pronschinske11/19/09
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Update on Closures Coming to Java 7

It was announced yesterday that closures would be added to JDK 7.  Mark Reinhold made the announcement at the Devoxx conference.  Before today, Sun could not reach a consensus on the inclusion of closures in JDK 7.  Three proposals for closures were...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/19

It was announced this morning that closures would be added to JDK 7.  Mark Reinhold made the announcement at the Devoxx conference.  Before today, Sun could not reach a consensus on the inclusion of closures in JDK 7.  Three proposals for closures were...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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CTO Ari Zilka Says Terracotta is Fast

Terracotta is having a defining year in 2009.  Their Hibernate and EHcache products provide innovative methods for object-relational mapping and distributed caching.  The Terracotta 3.1.1 server is already extremely fast, but Terracotta is trying to make it...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/18

Microsoft released version 4.0 of its .Net Micro framework under the Apache 2.0 licence.  That's right, the .Net Micro development framework is now open source.  The TCP/IP stack and cryptography stack are still closed, however, because a third-party owns...

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/17

Mark your calendars!  The dates have been set for next year's Red Hat Summit and JBoss World.  Both conferences will take place from June 22nd to the 25th.  Register here for a chance to present at either conference.

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/09
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Inside the New Apache Solr

In 2006, Solr was donated to the Apache Foundation and integrated into the Lucene project.  Apache Solr is an enterprise search platform that powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.  It harnesses the popular...