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Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Bilski Case Falls Short of Potential, But Gives Some Hope

After an unusually long wait, the US Supreme Court finally handed down its decision in Bilski v.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Adobe Contributes Puppet Modules for Hadoop

Managing Hadoop servers can be a pain, but Puppet makes it easy.  The open source server config automation software makes the sys-admin's job a breeze, even with technologies like Hadoop, which is expanding its enterprise reach.   A great thing about...

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Daily Dose - Apple Sues HTC Some More

You might remember that Apple filed an infringement suit against handset-maker HTC earlier this year based on several patents.  Some saw this as an indirect attack on Android, since HTC makes the most Android phones.  HTC promptly fired back with its own...

Mitch Pronschinske06/25/10
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Daily Dose - JBoss Keeps its Portal Fresh

At this week's JBoss World and Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced the final released the final version of the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0.  The EPP is a middlware framework for developing, deploying, and managing web portals.  A new site publisher...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Daily Dose - iPhone 4 on Sale, Droid X Unveiled

Some big iPhone and Android news broke today - first, there was the iPhone 4 release, which may have reached record-breaking sales levels.  However, there were a few problems with the phone that users noticed today as they brought home their pretty new...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Survey: Devs Favor Android in the Long-Term; iOS Now

A couple of interesting stats have come out of last quarter's Appcelerator survey, which was released today.  The makers of the Titanium framework polled its mobile developers and found that more of them favor Android's prosperity in the long term over the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Terracotta 3.3, Ehcache 2.2 Betas Go Live Tonight!

This news came down today through the Twitter stream with a few links and tidbits of info to share.  Terracotta and their Ehcache, Hibernate, and Quartz products are still on a roll with speedy releases coming almost on a monthly basis.  You can grab the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Open Source Community Gets To Taste Froyo

Android app developers were reminded again this week about why they like to write code for Google's platform rather than Apple's.  The Android developers at Google just released the source code for Android 2.2 "Froyo," and the coders who download...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Tasktop Pro 1.7 Arrives with Helios

DZone recently spoke with Mylyn founder Mik Kirsten, who told us that today, while the Eclipse platform gets a whole bunch of updates (including updates for Mylyn) he'd be announcing a new version of Tasktop Pro and Tasktop Enterprise.  The new Tasktop Pro...

Mitch Pronschinske06/23/10
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Daily Dose - YouTube is Safe from Viacom

A surprise decision by a US Judge finally ends the Viacom lawsuit for $1 billion against YouTube today.  The decision was made to throw the case out after being filed 3 years earlier.  The judge said that YouTube is protected under the DMCA's safe harbor...

Mitch Pronschinske06/23/10
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Git in Eclipse

With today's release of Helios (Eclipse 3.6), the developers of EGit and JGit have finalized (a week early) version 0.8.4 for the Eclipse platform update.  The incubating Git support in Eclipse was ranked #2 among new 3.6 platform additions by developer Ian...

Mitch Pronschinske06/22/10
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Helios Adds New Fire to Eclipse

It's that time again!  The annual updating of numerous Eclipse platform projects and the classic IDE that made it ubiquitous.  Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" is more than just a new IDE release, this year it consists of 39 Eclipse projects from SOA tooling,...

Mitch Pronschinske06/22/10
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Daily Dose - Java ME Devs Get a Testing Price Cut

The mobile manufacturers that make up the Unified Test Initiative have decided to lower the price of testing Java ME software on different mobile phones and networks.  Previously, developers had to pay 300 euros ($371.64) to test their most complicated...

Mitch Pronschinske06/22/10
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Azul Making Java "Zing"

After announcing the Managed Runtime Initiative last week, Azul Systems pulled another trick out of its hat today by announcing a pure software solution that utilizes all of their code-based technology to expand Java's scalability without the need for one...

Mitch Pronschinske06/21/10
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The Growing Clojure Ecosystem - A Data Structures Library and Mocking Facility

As the JVM-languages continue to grow in popularity and deployments, some have speculated about the next 'heir to Java'.  Many believe that the programming world has evolved to a stage where platform is more important than language.  Nonetheless, there are...