Daily Dose - Geronimo Gets JPA 2.0
Apache Geronimo 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5-SNAPSHOT, 2.2 and 2.2.1-SNAPSHOT servers are now able to get upgrades from JEE 5's JPA 1.0 to JEE 6's JPA 2.0. This can be done without upgrading to the full JEE 6 server. The JPA 2.0 is available through a set of plugins using the Apache OpenJPA 2.0.0 beta. Installation instructions can be found here.
Microsoft Taking Office Apps to the Web, Expects Big Payoff
Microsoft projects that it will make at least $1 billion dollars from selling upcoming web versions of its Office apps in the next three to five years. The company believes that this move will help it compete with Google Docs and Gmail. They expect half of their email and collaboration software customers to switch to the cloud-run apps in the next three to five years.
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WebOS Gets Video Updates
Palm just sent an over-the-air update to Pre Plus and Pixi Plus owners for the next version of webOS. WebOS 1.4 featues video editing, recording, and Flash 10 capability. Videos can be quickly uploaded to YouTube as well. Calendar, Messaging, and Email apps have gained productivity enhancements. There are several new notification features and customizations too.
IT job trends - Which technologies you should learn next
This post contains a lot of interesting Indeed.com job trend comparisons for languages, web frameworks, persistence frameworks, J2EE architectures, application servers, and more. It also has growth comparisons.