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Mitch Pronschinske01/25/11
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Apache Solr: Get Started, Get Excited!

In this article you'll be introduced to Apache Solr and a wealth of applications have been built with it. URL:  http://java.dzone.com/articles/apache-solr-get-started-get

Mitch Pronschinske01/25/11
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Jack Into The WebMatrix

DZone recently got the inside scoop on a new lightweight development tool called WebMatrix.  See how deep this rabbit hole goes. URL:  http://css.dzone.com/news/jack-webmatrix

Mitch Pronschinske01/25/11
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Daily Dose - Rymer's "Future of Java"

John Rymer of Forrester Research blogged today about his research and predictions for the future of Java SE and the Java ecosystem.  "Java's future in the enterprise is alive and well but limited," he said.  "Oracle's plans so far fail to...

Mitch Pronschinske01/24/11
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Daily Dose - Spring Data Graph - Bringing NoSQL, MapReduce, and Cloud Data to Spring Apps

A new project from Spring has been announced recently with its first milestone release.  Spring Data Graph 1.0 will focus on making it simpler for developers to build Spring-based apps that hook into things like MapReduce, NoSQL data stores, and cloud data...

Mitch Pronschinske01/21/11
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Daily Dose - On April 4th, Co-Founder Larry Page Will Become CEO of Google

A shocker hit the wires today as Eric Schmidt announced on the Google blog that he would be stepping down as the search giant's CEO.  And who will take the helm of the world's most powerful web technology company?  None other than Larry Page, a co-founder...

Mitch Pronschinske01/18/11
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Daily Dose - Will NetBeans Have to Remove JUnit?

NetBeans Platform Architect Jaroslav Tulach recently posted some surprising news on the JUnit Yahoo Group.  "We have new lawyers," he said, and they're concerned about the JUnit license—the Common Public License, which is a bit dated in Tulach's...

Mitch Pronschinske01/17/11
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Daily Dose - Tomcat 7 Servlet Container Declared Stable

Apache Tomcat has full support for Java EE 6 specs this week, including Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2, and JSP EL.  The developers just announced that the new release of Tomcat 7.0.6 is the first stable release in the 7.x branch.  The other new features in this...

Mitch Pronschinske01/14/11
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Daily Dose - JPA 2.1 and JAX-RS 2.0: Voting Now Open

Two major components of Java EE 7 are up for a vote this month: JSR 338: Java Persistence API 2.1 and JSR 339: JAX-RS (RESTful Web Services on Java) 2.0.  JPA 2.1 will support multitenancy, more event listeners and callback methods, and custom types and...

Mitch Pronschinske01/12/11
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Daily Dose - Hudson Renamed "Jenkins" as Oracle Clings to Naming Rights

You may recall the controversy that surfaced in December over the naming rights and trademarks surrounding the open source continuous integration engine, Hudson.  As those discussions between Oracle, CloudBees, and other Hudson contributors continued quietly...

Mitch Pronschinske01/11/11
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Daily Dose - Cassandra 0.7 Complete

A new version of Apache Cassandra is available today.  New features include large row support (up to two billion columns per row), secondary indexes, and online schema changes.  Secondary indexes allow the querying of data through node-local storage on the...

Mitch Pronschinske01/10/11
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Daily Dose - PHP 5.3.5 and 5.2.17 Fix Cruicial "Floating-Point Bug"

The floating-point bug is an error in the way that PHP converts numbers that may cause system resource problems.  This error opens up a system to a DoS attack on 32-bit systems.  You can find a PHP script that determines whether your system is affected by...

Mitch Pronschinske01/07/11
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Daily Dose - A Sweet "Honeycomb" Preview

In conjunction with this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google has published the first official details on Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" (yes, 3.0 is the confirmed number).  The new OS has been designed from the ground up for larger screens like...

Mitch Pronschinske01/06/11
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Daily Dose - OODT - The First Apache TLP Inductee of 2011

Apache OODT (Object-Oriented Data Technology) was originally developed in 1998 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  This week, the project was accepted as a top-level project (TLP).  The software will provide database linking, processing workflow, and...

Mitch Pronschinske01/05/11
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Daily Dose - Firefox: Europe's New #1 Browser

Less than a year after Microsoft was forced to provide that "browser ballot" on setup (for Europe only), their browser (Internet Explorer) has lost it's position as the top browser in Europe.  Firefox is the new leader of the continent, even though...

Mitch Pronschinske01/04/11
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Daily Dose - A Year Later, Where Are They Now? - Sun Departures

2010 was a year of exodus for many Sun employees who disliked the new corporate philosophy under Oracle.  The blogger Pelegri has compiled a list of companies that former Sun employees have gone to or started themselves since the acquisition, nearly one year...