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Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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OpenSolaris Governing Board Issues Ultimatum to Oracle -- Update

Update:  At the bottom of this page you will find commentary on these events from Nexenta CEO Evan Powell.  Nexenta is invested in the future of OpenSolaris with its NexentaCore platform, which utilizes the OpenSolaris kernel along with ZFS and core Solaris.

Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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Tomcat 7 Beta Already Works on Tcat Server

Just two weeks after the first beta release of Apache Tomcat 7, MuleSoft has already designed today's latest release of the Tcat Server (6.0 R3) to run Tomcat 7 instances.  This latest release is also more deeply integrated with Windows services.  Other new...

Mitch Pronschinske07/12/10
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Daily Dose - In the Future, Twelve Year Olds Will Write Your Android App

You heard me.  Along with its announcement of the Google App Inventor for Android, Google also mentioned that the free software had been tested on nursing students, university undergrads (non-CS majors), high school girls, and sixth graders.  That means...

Mitch Pronschinske07/12/10
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Twitter Passes On Cassandra-based Tweet Storage For Now

An update on the state of Cassandra at Twitter sparked a huge controversy over the weekend as flame wars broke out with some declaring Cassandra's fall from grace as the champion of the NoSQL movement.  Others stood by Apache's prized project, saying that...

Mitch Pronschinske07/11/10
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Daily Dose - More XML Graphics Components from Apache

The weekend release of Apache XML Graphics Commons 1.4 arrives with more reusable components.  This release adds an option to generate smaller PostScript files and adds support for AdobeStardardCyrillic encoding.  1.4 also contains support for...

Mitch Pronschinske07/09/10
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Daily Dose - Java Skills in Higher Demand than IT Security

According to a Dice.com survey of hiring managers, Java skills were harder to find than IT security skills.  In previous surveys, security specialists were harder to come by.  Virtualization jobs have been easier to fill, according to the new numbers. ...

Mitch Pronschinske07/09/10
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Get Your Hands on Griffon 0.9!

An early snapshot of Griffon 0.9 went live today and is available for your downloading pleasure. This will be the fifth major release of the Grails-like application framework for building desktop apps in Groovy.  Some exciting new features include packaging...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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Daily Dose - Java Apps Now Work on Symbian

Symbian's Product Dev Kit 3.0 adds the mobile runtime for Java applications (JRT) from Nokia this week, meaning developers can now write Java applications for the Symbian OS.  This week, Symbian also announced that this was the first platform kit that was...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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Virgo Blazes with 5x Startup Performance Boost

The second milestone of Virgo 2.1 is heating up the speed of Spring's former dm Server.  The Eclipse Virgo project now includes a complete 'getting started guide' and has reduced the startup time by as much as 5x on some systems.  With the speedier startups...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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GWOS Gets Revamped Java Monitoring

GroundWork Open Source (GWOS) has finished hammering out its 6.2 release of its enterprise network monitoring and management software.  Today, their flagship product, the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 is available.  The new capabilities of this release...

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Daily Dose - Ruby 1.9.2 on its Way

The first release candidate for Ruby 1.9.2 was released this week and it passes 99% of the RubySpec tests.  It's mostly compatible with version 1.9.1 and it has a new socket API with IPv6 support.  The new RC also contains a new set of character encodings,...

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Teiid 7.0: Simpler and Faster

JBoss' Teiid project has had a long, nine month journey to shed its skin, and now the 7.0 release is finally here with a redesigned architecture and less legacy code (MetaMatrix).  Teiid 7 also integrates seamlessly with JBoss App Server, JBoss...

Mitch Pronschinske07/06/10
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Apache Cayenne 3.0 and the State of the Project

After 9 years as an active Top Level Project at Apache, the Cayenne project released version 3 of its ORM and remoting services persistence framework.  Cayenne VP Andrus Adamchik believes that Cayenne 3.0 has what it takes to compete with the best Java ORMs...

Mitch Pronschinske07/06/10
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Daily Dose - Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Reaches Milestone One

The Oracle-SpringSource venture, Gemini, is finally bearing fruit this month with the release of the OSGi 4.2 Blueprint Reference Implementation.  The Blueprint spec builds on top of the Spring Dynamic Modules v2 code base.  Gemini Blueprint is available...

Mitch Pronschinske07/05/10
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Can the EU Make Apple, Adobe, and Others Interoperate?

We haven't heard much from the European Commission and its current VP Neelie Kroes since the Oracle/Sun-MySQL fiasco, but quietly Kroes is preparing an initiative that could bring major changes to the IT industry.  Open Source advocate Florian Mueller wrote...