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Mitch Pronschinske05/23/10
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Java EE Testing 'Gets Real'

Arquillian (pronounced ar-kill-e-an) is changing the way that testing is done in Java EE.  Dan Allen, a Senior Software Engineer at JBoss, found that a lot of the complaints about Java EE claim that it's not testable.  Although there have been a...

Mitch Pronschinske05/23/10
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Daily Dose - Redis 2 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for the NoSQL data store, Redis, is now available with new features such as significant performance optimizations, a new test suite, and an AOF (Aggregate Objective Function) check tool.  Committers to the project are finally...

Mitch Pronschinske05/21/10
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Daily Dose - Clang++ Gets a "Boost"

This week, Clang++, the C++ front-end compiler for the LLVM, had its first successful Boost regression test run.  Boost is a collection of open source, peer-reviewed C++ libraries, and it's known for using bleeding-edge C++ techniques (such as preprocessor...

Mitch Pronschinske05/20/10
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Daily Dose - Lightspark: Free, Open Flash

A free and open source Flash player has emerged this week in beta.  The Lightspark beta is close to having full ActionScript 3 support and it even includes debugging and profiling tools.  The software uses hardware accelerated OpenGL-based rendering and...

Mitch Pronschinske05/20/10
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Android 2.2 and Beyond

Google unleashed Android 2.2 "Froyo" today during the second keynote of Google I/O.  Even though we knew about many of the coming features before this announcement, there were plenty of surprises as well.  Some of the most tantalizing features...

Mitch Pronschinske05/19/10
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Spring Gets Deep GWT Integration and GAE Gets Down to Business

Google and VMware speakers took the stage today at Google I/O to announce a new partnership between the two companies, and some exciting cloud and Spring-based integrations that have emerged from this partnership.  The focus of this partnership has been to...

Mitch Pronschinske05/19/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Roo 1.1 Supports GWT, GAE, and Solr

With the first milestone release of Spring Roo 1.1.0, Project Lead Ben Alex says you can build a working web app with a Google Web Toolkit (GWT) front-end in as little as 200 keystrokes.  That's right, deep GWT support is finally here for Spring...

Mitch Pronschinske05/18/10
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With CDI Extensions, You Can Build Your Own Java 7

Five years down the road, when developers look back on Java EE 6, they'll realize that it introduced things to the Java platform that are just as important as the features that debuted Java EE 5 and 4.  They'll remember that it was the first version to add...

Mitch Pronschinske05/18/10
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Daily Dose - Silverlight 4 VS Tools and WCF RIA Services

Microsoft released some handy Silverlight 4 tools for Visual Studio 2010 along with WCF RIA Services this week.  The Silverlight tools provide an Intellisense functionality for modifying XAML styles, and there are tools for new features like elevated trust...

Mitch Pronschinske05/18/10
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Poll: Is a 30%-70% App Store Revenue Split Fair?

An interesting statistic from the Evans Data Spring North American Developer Study was revealed this week.  The survey, which was taken last month by over 400 developers, found that 80% think the revenue split for...

Mitch Pronschinske05/17/10
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Closur-izing Java 7 Libraries is Important for Closures

It's no secret that some developers in the Java community are doubting whether or not closures in Java 7 will be ready by the deadline this year.  Over the weekend, Brian Goetz, a Senior Engineer at Oracle working on Java 7, posted a document suggesting that...

Mitch Pronschinske05/17/10
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Daily Dose - Schwartz Calls Ellison "Flawless" and "Lovely"

After Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's scathing comments criticizing the (mis)management of Sun Microsystems, former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz had only one thing to say when a New York Times reporter asked him to comment: “Larry Ellison is a completely flawless,...

Mitch Pronschinske05/17/10
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eXo Social 1.0 Makes Transactional Java Apps More Socially Aware

Free to download under the AGPL license today is eXo Platform's new eXo Social 1.0, a software package based on OpenSocial.  It allows developers and IT organizations to "own" the move to enterprise social networks, unlike the simplistic packages...

Mitch Pronschinske05/16/10
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Daily Dose - GAE 1.3.4; Authentication Additions

The Google App Engine 1.3.4 prerelease went live this weekend with authentication capabilities for apps.  Applications will be able to authenticate with Open ID by selecting the OpenID option when generating an application in the admin console.  A new API...

Mitch Pronschinske05/14/10
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Daily Dose - Hibernate 3.5.2 Final Released

JBoss has released the final version of Hibernate 3.5.2.  The maintenance release fixes problems with querying and incorrect results.  The artifacts have all been published in the new JBoss.org Maven repository, based on Nexus Pro.  Go get it at...