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Daily Dose: Microsoft Buys Skype for a Cool $8.5 Billion

After several weeks of rumors, Microsoft has officially announced their plan to acquire Skype. The $8.5 billion dollar buy is the largest Microsoft has...

0 replies - 20582 views - 05/10/11 by Katie Mckinsey in Daily Dose

Daily Dose: Ruby on Rails Will Now Support HTTP Streaming

The new release of the Ruby on Rails web development framework, version 3.1, will feature HTTP support.  This additional support will serve to improve overall...

0 replies - 26183 views - 04/25/11 by Katie Mckinsey in Daily Dose

Daily Dose: Google Bids a Cool $900 Mill On Nortel Patents

Hedging their defenses against litigious competitors, Google is poised to spend $900,000,000 on a collection of Nortel patents.  Nortel has selected Google's...

0 replies - 12688 views - 04/04/11 by Katie Mckinsey in Daily Dose

James Gosling is Now a Googler

People have been asking the question for months - "Is Google the new Sun?"  Well, you can still argue that the answer is "no," but it just...

13 replies - 26409 views - 03/28/11 by Mitch Pronschinske in News

Interviewing with Google - Part 1

Last year I had a life changing experience, I got a totally unexpected email, a couple actually, from Google inquiring for an interview. It was a position with...

12 replies - 6454 views - 02/26/11 by Felipe Oliveira in Blogs

Daily Dose: Infamous Java Floating Point Bug Finally Fixed!

Users of Java SE and Java for Business can now code in a  less error-prone environment. Update 24 for Java 6 spells the end of the floating point bug reported...

0 replies - 32827 views - 02/17/11 by Katie Mckinsey in Daily Dose

First public release of Alkacon OAMP GeoMap Module for OpenCms

With the new OAMP GeoMap Module, which is available now for download from, you can add a full-featured and highly customizable Google map widget...

0 replies - 2081 views - 02/15/11 by Peter Sreckovic in Announcements

Daily Dose - Java Contracts: By Google

Contracted code in Java can reveal failures much closer to their fault, shaving hours off your debugging sessions.  It's good news then that Google has just...

1 replies - 31244 views - 02/06/11 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

CSS Rounded Corners

1 replies - 10488 views - 02/01/11 by Snippets Manager in Uncategorized

Why switching from Android to Windows Phone 7 won't be a problem

Mobile development is an interesting task and today if an app is available on one platform, chances are it will soon be available for other platforms as well....

4 replies - 11401 views - 01/31/11 by Den D. in Articles

Apache Solr: Get Started, Get Excited!

We've all seen them on various websites.  Crappy search utilities.  They are a constant reminder that search is not something you should take lightly...

4 replies - 98304 views - 01/25/11 by Peter Karussell in Articles

Php Xml Parser

0 replies - 11020 views - 01/17/11 by Snippets Manager in Uncategorized

Daily Dose - JDK 7, 8, Project Coin, and Lambda Pass With Much Reservation; Tom Peierls Resigns

The four JSRs behind Java 7 and Java 8 were recently approved by the Executive Committee.  However, there was a good deal of discontent among members who...

0 replies - 29467 views - 12/08/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

Daily Dose - VirtualBox Update from Oracle

The Oracle VM VirtualBox has reached version 3.2.12.  The virtualization app for x86 hardware just received about 20 bugfixes fixing stability issues, 64-bit...

0 replies - 22450 views - 12/03/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

Daily Dose - Still Waiting for the Chrome Web Store

Whatever happened to that October release planned for the Chrome web app store?  It hit a snag apparently, but now there are signs that Google may have it...

0 replies - 20816 views - 12/02/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

Daily Dose - NetBeans 7 Starts Living Up To Its Name

A new beta release of NetBeans 7.0 is the first to provide JDK 7 support, allowing developers to choose Java 7 (still in development) as their target platform...

1 replies - 31166 views - 11/23/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

Behold! The Battle for Java Earth (Updated)

The geeks here at DZone (I count myself among them) were discussing the recent round of heat that Oracle has been taking in the press and the blogosphere. Then...

15 replies - 14515 views - 11/04/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles

Daily Dose - Seam 3 Goes Beta!

The first beta for JBoss' Seam 3.0 framework is now available.  It requires Weld 1.0.1 Beta 1+ and JBoss logging instead of SLF4J.  This release includes an...

1 replies - 23260 views - 11/03/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in Daily Dose

Oracle Clarifies its Case, Motions to Strike Google's Letter

Although they haven't shown us the source document yet, some news sites are reporting that Oracle has updated its original complaint in the lawsuit against...

9 replies - 6967 views - 10/28/10 by Mitch Pronschinske in News

Oracle goes postal and the rest just carry on

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks, you'll no doubt be aware of the moves Oracle have made. As a developer though, do you think it's...

3 replies - 11269 views - 10/15/10 by Alex Collins in Articles