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Mitch Pronschinske10/22/09
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Could the EU Block the Oracle-Sun Deal?

This week the European Commission expressed its displeasure with Oracle's lack of cooperation in the antitrust probe surrounding the Sun acquisition.  According to the commission, Oracle has not produced evidence against, or a remedy for, the competition...

Mitch Pronschinske10/21/09
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Top ALM Tools and Solutions Providers

A good application lifecycle management (ALM) package has software that is able to carefully manage and monitor all aspects of software development.  ALM applications provide tools for managing and completing the phases of design, development, testing,...

Mitch Pronschinske10/20/09
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The ORM Debate: Experts Weigh In

A lot of controversy has been generated recently over blog posts "ORMs are a thing of the past" and (the more poetically titled) "A Farewell to ORMs".  They have been fueling debates over the merits and shortfalls of ORMs.  DZone...

Mitch Pronschinske10/19/09
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Did a Crooked IBM Exec Derail Sun Aquisition?

Should the recent insider trading arrest of an IBM senior VP put the whole Sun acquisition saga under new scrutiny?  Robert W. Moffat, who was a primary negotiator in the merger talks with Sun late last year, had access to Sun's nonpublic financial...

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/09
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SpringOne 2GX Kicks Off with Spring 3.0 release

The release of the Spring 3.0 and a free developer edition of the SpringSource Tomcat Server will be announced today at the SpringOne 2GX conference.  The new version of Spring's Java framework will be fully Java 5 based and have early support for Java EE...

Mitch Pronschinske10/16/09
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Giant Eclair Heralds Android 2.0

Google just added a new oversized confection to their front lawn where the giant Android robot resides.  The odd ritual is based on a precedent for new Android OS releases, in this case, Android 2.0 codename: Eclair.  This latest addition to the Googleplex...

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/09
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NetKernel 4.0 Arrives; Based on New, More Efficient Microkernel

A completely revamped NetKernel 4.0 is now available under the 1060 Research public license.  The new version of the resource oriented computing (ROC) platform is based on an entirely new microkernel that is smaller and faster.  Randy Kahle, Director of...

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/09
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IntelliJ IDEA Goes Open Source

JetBrains has just announced that its upcoming version of IntelliJ IDEA, a Java-based platform and IDE, will be available in a free and open source edition under the Apache 2.0 license.  DZone talked with JetBrains marketing director, Ann Oreshnikova, about...

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/09
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Web Tech Skills PHP, Java, in High Demand

A new report released by the job site Elance shows a growth in tech contractor hiring, up 46% from this time last year on Elance.com.  After job losses in IT rose to five percent last quarter, the Elance report is welcome reassurance.  It's a testament to...

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/09
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NetBeans 6.8 Beta Coming; Does Oracle Care?

NetBeans 6.8 just crossed milestone 2 and the beta is set to release next Thursday.  Geertjan Wielenga, a NetBeans technical writer and DZone Leader, has been writing extensively on the capabilities and usage of NetBeans as an IDE and a platform.  His...

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/09
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SOA Manifesto and Benchmarks Sought

A collection of industry leaders from Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and various other companies met in September to draft a manifesto for SOA.  A manifesto is not an unusual notion when you consider that manifestos already exist for clouds and the internet. 

Mitch Pronschinske10/13/09
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Oracle Taunts IBM with $10M Challenge

In the keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld this week, CEO of Oracle Larry Ellison fired back against rumors (that he believes were spread by IBM) about the future and performance of Solaris and Sun: "We are going to challenge any enterprise company to...

Mitch Pronschinske10/13/09
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ScalaTest 1.0 Release "A Path Forward" to Scala

Scala has made a name for itself recently with the announcement in April that Twitter was in the process of converting their back-end from Ruby to Scala.  The "scalable language" has proven that it can handle code for web giants like Twitter and...

Mitch Pronschinske10/12/09
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Flash on iPhone: Adobe Clears a Hurdle, But More Remain

Mobile devices by Palm, Microsoft, Google, and Symbian were all indicated as recipients of an upcoming beta of Flash Player 10.1 at last week's Adobe MAX conference.  It was also announced that the Flash Player was coming to Blackberry.  However, Apple's...

Mitch Pronschinske10/09/09
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Jetty Gains on Tomcat: New Version 7.0

The open source Java Application server, Jetty, has released its 7.0 version this week and continues to grow in usage.  2009 has been an eventful year for WebTide, the makers of Jetty.  In March, Jetty joined the Eclipse project and in September, WebTide...