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Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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Daily Dose - Rails 3 Arrives at First RC Station

Since the last beta, Ruby on Rails 3.0 has had over 842 commits by 125 developers.  That's the level of polish you can expect when you download the first release candidate for RoR 3, which is now available.  The fixes have focused on bringing Rails 3...

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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CXF-DOSGi 1.2 Has All the Tools for Distributed OSGi

The Distributed OSGi subproject of Apache CXF was released this week with a new reference implementation included for the Remote Service Admin (RSA) specification (chapter 122 of the OSGi Enterprise Specification).  Together with the reference implementation...

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/10
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Build a Grails App With Geolocation in 3 Steps

A new Grails Geolocation plugin features support for the HTML5 Geolocation spec.  In just 3 simple steps, this tutorial will show you how to use that plugin to add Geolocation into your own web app.  These 3 steps will essentially allow you to add...

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/10
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Daily Dose - DTrace Co-inventor Leaves Oracle

Yet another great developer has left Oracle this week.  Bryan Cantrill, the co-inventor of DTrace, gave a heartfelt farewell to the company he joined in 1996.  In his praise of the pre-Oracle Sun Microsystems, Cantrill also has a few well-veiled criticisms...

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/10
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The US Just Legalized Jailbreaking

One of the most significant changes U.S. Copyright Law relating to software was handed down today.  The new rules make it legal to "jailbreak" any vendor's smartphone.  Previously, this action was illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright...

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/10
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Migrating from Cassandra to MongoDB

I'll start off by saying this article is not intended to be a Cassandra-bashing session, instead it provides an interesting look at one development company's case study to show that Cassandra (although it's fantastic for some) is not for everyone.

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/10
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What NoSQL Store Should I Use? The Right Tool for Your Use Case

As NoSQL data models continue to prove their worth in high-profile web properties and enterprise settings, developers and architects need a basic framework that helps them organize and differentiate these data stores according to their capabilities so that...

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/10
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Daily Dose - GitHub Hits 1 Million Projects

Source hosting site, GitHub, reached more than one million projects over the weekend, according to their VP of R&D.  Around 60% of projects are full repositories while 40% are "gists" - short code snippets.  GitHub launched in February of...

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/10
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Daily Dose - PHP Language Update

The next version of PHP 5 has been released with over 100 bugfixes, some of which are security related.  PHP 5.3.3 may owe some of these bugfixes to the PHP Month of Security in May, which has been run by Stefan Esser for three years.  In PHP 5.3.3, methods...

Mitch Pronschinske07/22/10
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Daily Dose - Hibernate 3.5.4 and 3.6 Beta 1 Released in Tandem

JBoss delivered the final version of its Hibernate 3.5.4 maintenance release this week along with the first beta of 3.6, which adds some new features.  First of all, 3.6 will drop support for JDK 1.4.  It will also merge some modules into the core...

Mitch Pronschinske07/22/10
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IDEA and TeamCity Updated, PyCharm Beta Released

JetBrains pulled out a hat-trick this week with a triple release of its flagship IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, its CI server, TeamCity, and its lightweight Python IDE, PyCharm.  TeamCity and IntelliJ got small version updates, while PyCharm had a bigger milestone with...

Mitch Pronschinske07/22/10
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JBoss Tools Targets Helios and Tycho Builds

The first milestone release of JBoss Tools 3.2 is the first version to target the recently finalized Eclipse 3.6 platform.  JBoss has also made Java 5 required for the use of JBoss tools 3.2.  This release will be the first to use Maven with the Tycho...

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/10
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SQLite Gets Write-Ahead Logs

There's reason to celebrate today as SQLite 3.7 is released in GA.  The lightweight, ubiquitous database includes some game-changing new features, which have arrived about two years after the 3.6 beta came out.  Today's release will feature nested...

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/10
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Daily Dose - Yet Another Flash Player Released

The newly released Lightspark 0.4.2 is another alternative implementation of the Flash Player (others include Smokescreen and Gordon) that is designed to be efficient on current hardware.  Changes in this release include plugin support for Chrome, and...

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/10
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FOP 1.0 Rounds Out Apache XML Software Stack

Today marks the release of Apache FOP 1.0, an open source XSL Formatting Objects Processor.  Donated in 1999, FOP is one of the industry's first print formatters driven by the W3C's standard XSL-FO.  It is also one of the most common output-independent...