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Mitch Pronschinske08/17/10
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Geb: Groovy Functional Testing on the Web

Have you ever wanted an automated, cross-browser testing tool for Groovy that also works as a screen scraping and process automation tool?  If you have, then you should consider test-driving Geb (pronounced "jeb").  The open source browser...

Mitch Pronschinske08/16/10
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Growing Faith in Open Source, But Few Give Back

The days of enterprises fearing what they don't have to pay for are coming to an end.  Two recent surveys on open source adoption show that open source solutions are trusted and utilized by a large number of enterprises.  One survey found that a majority of...

Mitch Pronschinske08/16/10
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Daily Dose - Vim Increases Vigor

Two years have passed since the release of Vim 7.2, and today version 7.3 is here with a few improvements, but nothing major.  Vim has remained a consistently solid editor with little need for more features.  However, this release does feature new...

Mitch Pronschinske08/15/10
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Daily Dose - Google to Oracle: 'Bring it'

In a statement sent out to the media late last week, Google announced its intentions to defend open source and protect Android (and the Dalvik JVM) against the "baseless" suit that Oracle has brought against it.  Google has called Oracle's...

Mitch Pronschinske08/15/10
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Oracle and Open Source: A List of Grievances

For the seven months that Oracle has owned Sun's technological assets, they have welcome contributions and roadmaps for their inherited open source projects.  However, the company has also made several crucial missteps in its handling of OSS projects and...

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/10
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Daily Dose - Leaked Memo Suggests an End to OpenSolaris

A blogger has leaked what is believed to be an internal Oracle memo about the future of OpenSolaris and Solaris 11.  The key quote from the memo states: "We will not release any other binary distributions, such as nightly or bi-weekly builds of Solaris...

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/10
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Oracle v. Google: News Hub and Community Pulse

Oracle's lawsuit against Google's use of Java-related patents in Android's Dalvik VM and SDK could become a drawn out battle with long lasting implications.  The immediate effect has been mainly a negative outcry from the Java community.  The documents that...

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/10
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Did Google "Sell Out" on Net Neutrality?

There's been plenty of buzz about Google's recent collaboration with Verizon on the subject of Net neutrality.  It's important to note that this collaboration has only resulted in a proposal in the form of a "suggested legislative framework for...

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/10
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Daily Dose - Schwartz Gets a New Job

He warned us about Oracle.  Now Johnathan Schwartz has washed his hands of it and gotten his first job after leaving his last position as the CEO of Sun Microsystems.  Schwartz has joined the board of Taleo, a vendor of cloud-based talent management...

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/10
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New JSFUnit Hops on Arquillian Bandwagon

JBoss' Java Server Faces testing framework, JSFUnit, has just released version 1.3 with a couple of new features and one significant fix that now allows integration with another JBoss project - Arquillian.  For those who don't know about Arquillian, it...

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/10
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Lucene and Solr: The Merger

If you take a look on the Solr wiki to find out when the next version is going to be released (you'd assume it's version 1.5), you find a message saying that Solr 1.5 is "not likely to ever be released."  Before you start crying, you need to look...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Daily Dose - First Trojan Pierces the Walls of Android

According to a security firm, the first Trojan virus has infected Android phones this month.  Once the normal looking application installs, it starts texting premium rate phone numbers and criminals actually end up collecting the charges to the victims'...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Do Developers Have Enough Time to Keep Their Skills Up-To-Date?

Over half of the developers polled in a recent survey by Embarcadero Technologies say "no," they don't have enough time to learn that new language, or understand that new technology.  On the other hand, developers are getting more money, but are...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Oracle Outlines Solaris Roadmap; Other Projects Not So Lucky

Determined not to make the same mistakes that Sun did when they bit off more than they could chew in some of their roadmaps, Oracle presented a more moderate amount of data today to outline their plans for the Solaris 11 operating system and SPARC systems. ...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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Daily Dose - Juicy Details About Scala 2.9

It seems that the Scala community is perfectly willing to convert their projects to the new 2.8 binaries (Scala 2.8, released last month, was not binary compatible with 2.7).  Over 50% of more than 500 projects have already been converted.  After a bugfix...