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Mitch Pronschinske11/26/10
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Daily Dose - Someone Finally Buys Novell

Novell has finally found a buyer for every sector of its business this week.  While many speculated that VMware was going to take the SUSE Linux division of Novell, it turns out that Attachmate is the main buyer and they will own this technology.  The price...

Mitch Pronschinske11/24/10
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Daily Dose - Eclipse Believes There is Hope for Java 8

Last month, Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich stated his reservations about the Jigsaw brand of modularity in Java 8.  It is now a surprise that Eclipse is supporting the new JSR for Java 8.  It was originally thought that the Jigsaw modularity...

Mitch Pronschinske11/23/10
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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 in the platform manager.  This means NetBeans 7 users can start experimenting with things like...

Mitch Pronschinske11/22/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Mobile and Spring Android Go Live

SpringSource just announced two new projects to aid Spring users in mobile application development.  The first is Spring Mobile, which provides extensions to Spring MVC to streamline the development of web apps that work across multiple mobile operating...

Mitch Pronschinske11/19/10
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Daily Dose - U.S. Dept. of Justice Receives Complaint About Oracle Tactics

"Oracle’s position appears to be the most onerous and draconian of any major hardware manufacturer," claims Claudia Betzner, the executive director of the US Service Industry Association (SIA).   That was a quote from the SIA's recent letter to...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/10
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Daily Dose - Bob Lee Won't Support the Java SE "Charade"

This week, Bob Lee, who is best known for leading JSR-330 (Dependency Injection for Java) and creating Guice, declined an invitation to participate in the Java SE 7 and 8 expert groups.  The decision was tough, but he made it in response to Oracle applying...

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/10
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Daily Dose - Translating the PR-Speak in Oracle's Reply to the ASF

Over the last two days the back-and-forth over TCKs continued between Apache and Oracle.  Stephen Colebourne, a certified Java Champion, knows this issue very well and was "amused" that Oracle would describe their TCK distribution terms as...

Mitch Pronschinske11/15/10
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Daily Dose - Amazon Brings GPU Instances to Cloud Infrastructure Services

Amazon's eleventh EC2 instance type was unveiled this week, and it's quite similar to their Cluster Compute Instance.  However, this instance harnesses the high-level computing power of the GPU.  The new Cluster GPU instances should provide the high...

Mitch Pronschinske11/15/10
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Daily Dose - WebM Available for 80% of YouTube Daily Videos

According to Google's John Luther, over 80% of daily YouTube videos are now available in WebM: a completely free and open source codec pack for HTML5 video.  After it was open sourced at Google I/O in the spring, WebM was quickly adopted by browser-makers...

Mitch Pronschinske11/13/10
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Daily Dose - Google Fires Back: 'Oracle Doctored the Code in Question'

Google presented a new document to the court in the Oracle-Android case.  In the document, Google says that they did not copy Oracle's Java APIs and that Oracle had revised or deleted essential passages in the evidence that attempts to prove Google's...

Mitch Pronschinske11/12/10
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Daily Dose - Django 1.3 Goes Alpha

The well-known Python-based web framework, Django, has delivered its first preview release for version 1.3.  This next version will allow developers to use a class as a view and will have framework-level support for Python's logging module.  More features...

Mitch Pronschinske11/11/10
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Daily Dose - JBoss AS 7.0 Goes Alpha, AS 6.0 Finishing Up Beta

JBoss plans to keep the development train rolling for their open source application server.  While JBoss AS 6.0 is approaching the candidate release stage, JBoss is now releasing early builds of the next generation app server, 7.0.  They announced the first...

Mitch Pronschinske11/10/10
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Daily Dose - Scala 2.8.1 Release Goes Final

The first update to Scala's 2.8.x line is now generally available with a large number of bugfixes and several improvements.  The Scaladoc tool has seen the most noticeable improvement in this release.  Scala 2.8.1 is fully binary compatible with Scala...

Mitch Pronschinske11/09/10
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Daily Dose - Hudson Creator Joins CloudBees

After the creator of the popular, open source Hudson continuous integration tool left Oracle, he started his own company, InfraDNA, to continue Hudson development and provide commercial support.  Now the Hudson creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, has decided to join...

Mitch Pronschinske11/08/10
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Daily Dose - Oracle to Sell "Premium" JVM

Tweets coming out of the weekend's QCon conference revealed Oracle's plan for a premium JVM that comes with a price tag.  Adam Messinger, the Oracle VP of development made the announcement saying that Oracle still plans to develop a free and open source...