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Mitch Pronschinske09/23/10
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Daily Dose - A Few More Thoughts From James Gosling

Darryl Taft wasn't the only one who got an interview with the Father of Java this week.  The authors of the Basement Coders blog also got Gosling to do a podcast with them.  Although the sound quality is pretty low, you can find some great quotes from the...

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/10
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2010 State of Cloud and Virtualization Survey (Neat Poster Graphic)

A new study indicates that flexibility may be the key driver of virtualization and cloud computing adoption.  Meanwhile, security is the main concern for cloud computing, and two vendors are clearly leading the cloud and virtualization markets, according to...

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/10
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A Surprisingly Candid Interview with James Gosling - Why He Left Oracle

Continuing the annual traditionan, Darryl Taft got his exclusive interview with Java father James Gosling during this year's JavaOne.  It was a surprisingly candid interview in which Gosling finally explained all of the reasons behind his departure from...

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/10
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Daily Dose - Apache Celebrates its Millionth Code Commit

lucene/ r1000000 yonik SOLR-2128: full param substitution for function queriesThis was the 1,000,000th commit at the Apache Foundation this week contributed by Yonik Seeley, the creator of Apache Solr.  The commit was to Solr's parent project, Lucene. ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/22/10
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Uniscala Granite: A Wicket/db4o/Scala Web Stack

Interested members of the Scala community are apparently knocking down Sustainable Software Pty's door to find out about their new innovative web framework, which isn't even ready for release yet.  The Sustainable Software Blog was obliged to quench the...

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/10
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eXo Platform 3.0 Unleashed at JavaOne

It wouldn't be JavaOne without a slew of Java-related announcements.  One of many interesting open source project announcements was the release of eXo Platform 3.0, which includes social application development tools and the GateIn portal framework.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/10
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Daily Dose - RC1 of MySQL 5.5 Adds InnoDB Default

The nearly finished 5.5 version of MySQL is at the release candidate stage this week.   The 5.5 version now uses InnoDB by default instead of the old MyISAM engine.  Oracle says this will make it much faster.Continuing the SwingX Release Tradition

Mitch Pronschinske09/21/10
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JavaOne Review: Is Google Missed?

This year's JavaOne is missing at least six sessions due to the Google's boycott of the Oracle conference. Attendees won't get to see the presentation by Joshua Bloch, the well-known author of "Effective Java",  and they will also miss out on some...

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/10
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Oracle to Discontinue JavaFX Script; Will Use Java API

After a short three-year run, the scripting language behind JavaFX was declared dead today at JavaOne.  Starting with JavaFX 2.0, which is due out in 2011 (in 7-10 months), the unique RIA framework will use the Java API in place of the doomed JavaFX...

Mitch Pronschinske09/20/10
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Daily Dose - SproutCore 1.4 Grows Touch Support

A new release arrived for the SproutCore framework that builds nativeized web apps.  The new release, 1.4, has more touch events for mobile devices and better animation support.  The build tools such as Abbot have gotten a speed boost in this release. ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/19/10
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Daily Dose - PostgreSQL 9 Released Ahead of Announcement

Before the official announcement went out, the final version of PostgreSQL was released this weekend.  If you browsed the PostgreSQL FTP server you could find the final packages for this major update.  MySQL and Oracle better watch their back because...

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/10
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Daily Dose - Go to the 'Go Playground'

Google's website for exploring their new programming language now includes a new feature called the Go Playground.  The Playground allows anyone to write code in Go that can be immediately compiled, linked, and deployed on Google's servers.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/10
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Daily Dose - Mylyn Becomes Top Level Project

After a major reorganization at the beginning of this year, the Eclipse Mylyn ALM (application lifecycle management) project has earned 'top level' status.  Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, says that Mylyn has become the de...

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/10
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Oracle Says it Will Mirror Sun Approach to OpenJDK; JDK Remains GPL

While it tries to draw attention away from the lawsuit against Google, Oracle is focusing its public statements toward announcements and explanations that it will give at JavaOne surrounding the Java ecosystem.    Henrik Ståhl, a Senior Director of Java...

Mitch Pronschinske09/15/10
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Daily Dose - Mozilla Makes a Monster Benchmark

After its longstanding gripes with the over-valued SunSpider benchmark, Mozilla has finally made the first public version of their own benchmark.  They call it… Kraken!  According to Mozilla's Robert Sayre, Kraken measures realistic workloads and...