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Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4.0 Sneaks its First Release

Mozilla quietly pushed the first beta release of Firefox 4 this week, with no feature lists or announcements yet.  If you've been using 3.7 then there should be no surprises since there haven't been any significant additions since 3.7 Alpha 6.  The browser...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Windows 8 Tries to Capture the Future of Computing

Over the weekend, an Italian Windows site "Windowsette" got its hands on some Microsoft power point slides outlining a preliminary roadmap/strategy for Windows 8.  The plethora of slides outline a wealth of possible new features, strategies, and...

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Tomcat (Lucky Number) 7 - Beta Drops

Apache Tomcat 6 has treated us well over the last three years, but it's flaws have begun to show with age, just like with any technology.  Since the features in Tomcat 7 were outlined late last year, developers have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Daily Dose - HTML5 Coming to Gmail

Google announced that it would be rendering many upcoming features for Gmail in HTML5.  Dragging and dropping files from the desktop into the browser will be just one new feature in Gmail's new standards-based update.  Google will also leverage HTML5's...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Cloudera Makes Waves in Hadoop-Land

Along with their first commercial offering, Cloudera is unloading a bunch of new features into their Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH), which has now reached its third version.  In an interview with DZone, Cloudera representative John Kreisa said,...

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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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 Pronschinske06/27/10
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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 Pronschinske06/25/10
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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...