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Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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The Kiwis Reject Software Patents

In New Zealand, a major battle is almost won for those who want to see an end to software patenting.  Today the NZ Commerce Minister Simon Power announced that the Patents Bill in Parliament would not be modified despite lobbying efforts from the pro-patent...

Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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Adobe First to Use SourceForge's New Platform

SourceForge has just unveiled their all-new forge development platform, SourceForge 2.0, and the first organization to open a forge on it was Adobe.  The new forge, now in open beta, showcases the extended flexibility and collaboration facilities of...

Mitch Pronschinske07/14/10
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Daily Dose - Scala 2.8 Blasts Off

Stick a fork in it - Scala 2.8 is done.  The GA release hit this morning with sweeping changes that include a revamped collection library, named and default arguments, optimized array handling, and more.  See the full list of features on Javalobby.  Note...

Mitch Pronschinske07/14/10
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Decisions, Decisions… Figuring Out Which JavaOne Sessions to Attend

Ok, now I really want to go to JavaOne.  I just found Oracle's new Content Catalog, which indexes all of the JavaOne, Oracle Develop, and Open World sessions for you to search - essentially making our acceptance-day list on DZone obsolete (but not in vain! ...

Mitch Pronschinske07/14/10
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Apache Unveils a Polished CouchDB 1.0

Today Couchio, the corporate backer of the Apache CouchDB project, is heralding the momentous release of CouchDB 1.0.  If you don't know already, CouchDB creator and Couchio CEO Damien Katz will tell you that millions of people already rely on CouchDB for...

Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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Daily Dose - Avatar… No, Not The Movie

The test automation vendor Automation Anywhere really liked the movie "Avatar".  They liked it so much that it inspired the creation of their newest utility for their recently-launched Testing Anywhere 6.5 product.  DZone asked Automation Anywhere...

Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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How Do Developers Feel About Java and MySQL 6 Months After the Sun Acquisition?

Overall, there seems to be only a slight amount of confidence in Oracle's stewardship of its recently inherited open source technologies like Java and MySQL.  That's my interpretation of Jaspersoft's survey of its open source registrants, which was announced...

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...