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Mitch Pronschinske09/20/10
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Daily Dose - SproutCore 1.4 Grows Touch Support

A new release arrived for the SproutCore framework that builds nativeized web apps.  The new release, 1.4, has more touch events for mobile devices and better animation support.  The build tools such as Abbot have gotten a speed boost in this release. ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/19/10
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Daily Dose - PostgreSQL 9 Released Ahead of Announcement

Before the official announcement went out, the final version of PostgreSQL was released this weekend.  If you browsed the PostgreSQL FTP server you could find the final packages for this major update.  MySQL and Oracle better watch their back because...

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/10
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Daily Dose - Go to the 'Go Playground'

Google's website for exploring their new programming language now includes a new feature called the Go Playground.  The Playground allows anyone to write code in Go that can be immediately compiled, linked, and deployed on Google's servers.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske09/16/10
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Daily Dose - Mylyn Becomes Top Level Project

After a major reorganization at the beginning of this year, the Eclipse Mylyn ALM (application lifecycle management) project has earned 'top level' status.  Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, says that Mylyn has become the de...

Mitch Pronschinske09/15/10
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Daily Dose - Mozilla Makes a Monster Benchmark

After its longstanding gripes with the over-valued SunSpider benchmark, Mozilla has finally made the first public version of their own benchmark.  They call it… Kraken!  According to Mozilla's Robert Sayre, Kraken measures realistic workloads and...

Mitch Pronschinske09/14/10
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Daily Dose - Linus Torvalds is a US Citizen

Since 1997, Linux inventor Linux Torvalds has lived and worked in the USA, but today we found out that he officially became a US citizen last week.  The news came up in a conversation on the Linux Kernel Mailing List.  Torvalds mentioned he'd be getting his...

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/10
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Daily Dose - HTML5 Pack for Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Labs has announced an HTML5/CSS3/SVG pack for Illustrator this week.  The add-on is for the most recent class of the Creative Suite, CS5.  It helps designers easily create web content for various form factors.   Check out Mordy Golding's video...

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/10
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JBoss Adds Delta Cloud and Teiid Tools

JBoss Tools 3.2 milestone 2 was released today with a huge bundle of new features compared to the last milestone.  The Eclipse plugin suite now includes tools for JBoss' Delta Cloud and Teiid projects along with enhanced tooling for GWT, Hibernate, jBPM,...

Mitch Pronschinske09/12/10
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Daily Dose - Solaris 10 Update Arrives Ahead of OpenWorld

They couldn't wait ten more days for Oracle OpenWorld to release an update to the Solaris 10 operating system.  Oracle has quietly released the update along with new Solaris Cluster software and Solaris Studio development tools.  John Fowler explains the...

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/10
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Daily Dose - Windows Phone 7 Launch is Oct. 11 Say Sources

According to several anonymous sources, allegedly from Microsoft, the GA launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS is scheduled for October 11th.  Pocket-lint said it talked to the sources and they also said that handsets with the OS will ship later in October. ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/09/10
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Daily Dose - Schwartz Takes New CEO Position

Ex-Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz is a CEO once more!  He's started a new company called Informed Biometry.  No one knows what they do yet, but it's great news for Schwartz.  Now I want to know when he's going to write that 'tell all' biography.  Or at least...

Mitch Pronschinske09/08/10
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Daily Dose - Gemini Web M4 Upgrades Tomcat 6.0.29

The fourth milestone of Gemini Web (formerly Spring Dynamic Modules) was released today with various test and build improvements.  The project has also brought upgrades to Tomcat 6.0.29 that close security holes.  The changes also make embedded Tomcat work...

Mitch Pronschinske09/07/10
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Daily Dose - Larry Hires Bosom Buddy Mark Hurd, HP Sues

He called it "the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs."  Now Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has put his money where his mouth is and hired tennis buddy and HP ex-CEO Mark Hurd as Co-President of Oracle, squeezing...

Mitch Pronschinske09/06/10
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Daily Dose - Virgo M4 Prepares for Equinox Upgrade

The first beta of the Virgo Web Server (formerly the Spring dm Server) is getting very close now that the Eclipse Foundation released the fourth milestone recently.  M4 features various build and test improvements along with several bugfixes.  OSGi...