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Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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Daily Dose - Adobe's McAllister Speaks Out Against Oracle

In a recent blog entry, Adobe's open source and standards director David McAllister remarked that “the axis of evil has shifted south about 850 miles or so," in Silicon Valley.  McAllister criticized Oracle's handling of OpenSolaris and its recent...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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Jonathan Lindo on Agile Architecture, DevOps, and Patents

The software industry is constantly trying to find the next-generation tools and methods that can make development, testing, and production more efficient.  It's a core part of the developer's inner drive to try and envision how things could be better.  At...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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US Jury Busts One of EFF's 10 Dumbest Patents

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found out this week that another one of their top 10 "Most Wanted" patents was shot down by a jury in Eastern Texas District court.  The Most Wanted list includes the original 10 patents mentioned in the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/24/10
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Seam 3 Beta Release is Near

JBoss principal Software Engineer Pete Muir posted a progress update for the upcoming third version of the Seam development stack.  Only four modules need to reach alpha status before a beta of the Seam 3 distribution can be released.  Project developers...

Mitch Pronschinske08/23/10
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Daily Dose - Why Bundle Flash with Chrome? ..Faster Security Patches

The SecBrowsing blog noted a major change in the speed at which users updated their Flash version during the last patch.  The blog measured the number of visitors using Chrome with an updated version of Flash over the span of a couple weeks.  For the June...

Mitch Pronschinske08/23/10
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Poll: Still Going to JavaOne?

For fear of being too sensationalist or sounding biased, I didn't use the 'B-Word' in my headline, but I'll say it now: Is anyone planning to boycott JavaOne because of recent events?  That's the sentiment that I wanted...

Mitch Pronschinske08/22/10
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DZone Daily Dose - WebKit Gains MathML Support

Writing mathematical formulas on web pages just got easier if your page is being read by a WebKit browser such as Chrome or Safari.  The WebKit developers are now releasing nightly builds that support the MathML XML language, which allows you to type in...

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/10
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DZone Daily Dose - Hibernate 3.5.5 Deprecates CGLIB Support

A decent amount of uproar was generated this week when JBoss developers indicated that the latest stable release of Hibernate (3.5.5) would have deprecated support for CGLIB as a bytecode provider.  Developers can still use CGLIB as the bytecode provider,...

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/10
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Daily Dose - Spring 3.0.4 Supports Ehcache 2.2, EclipseLink 2.1, and More

The 3.0.4 update to Spring includes 80 different bugfixes and enhancements.  Some highlights include support for updated third-party tools like Hibernate Core 3.6, Hibernate Validator 4.1, EclipseLink 2.1, and Ehcache 2.2.  There are also several...

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/10
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OpenStack-ed

The OpenStack project has received an extraordinary amount of support from the developer community since its unveiling four weeks ago.  The open source cloud platform has no performance blocks or any other artificial limitations that are sometimes...

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/10
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Illumos Changes From Spoon to Fork

Illumos, the project to make a fully open source version of Solaris, couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time.  The Illumos project lead Garrett D'Amore, a former Oracle Solaris engineer and current Nexenta employee, is pretty certain that the leaked...

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/10
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Lock-in: Let Me Count the Ways

We've all heard the term "Vendor Lock-in," but many don't know about the wide variety of ways in which this stealthy lock-in takes place.  Rigidity and frustration caused by this lock-in can mean high costs for enterprises and unhappiness for...

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/10
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Daily Dose - iPad Rival Running Chrome OS Arriving in November?

Several reports are saying that the Chrome operating system will be here by the end of November.  That's because on November 26th, Google plans to release a Chrome OS-based tablet to compete with the iPad's resounding success.  Google has recruited industry...

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/10
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Reviving Any Level of Logs in ReplayDirector

A new development in the DevOps domain arrived this week in the continuous application monitoring, defect resolution solution called ReplayDirector.  Touted as the 'DVR of Software Production', ReplayDirector solves the "needle in a haystack"...

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/10
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App Engine Now Has Multi-Tenancy and Increased Datastore Quotas

The 1.3.6 release of Google App Engine has a large list of new features compared to the last version.  Both Python and Java programs now have support for multi-tenancy applications.  In addition, GAE now includes a high-performance image serving system,...