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Mitch Pronschinske10/07/10
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Daily Dose - LLVM 2.8 Includes Drop-in System Assembler

Six months after the 2.7 release of the Low-Level Virtual Machine compiler infrastructure, the 2.8 version is now available.  The previous version of the LLVM's front end, the Clang C/C++ compiler, was the first that could compile itself.  Now 2.8 features...

Mitch Pronschinske10/06/10
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Daily Dose - W3C Official: Don't Use HTML5 Yet

Philippe Le Hegaret, a World Wide Web Consortium domain leader says it's too early for browsers to be settling on unconfirmed HTML5-related specification drafts and it's too early for websites to be using the drafts to build their websites.  Of course, this...

Mitch Pronschinske10/05/10
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Daily Dose - Android Adds More Countries to the Marketplace, Plus Skype

A lot of Android news has happened in this past week.  Google CEO Eric Schmidt claims that the increase in advertising due to Android has already covered the cost of the platform's development, but Bill Ray of the Register seems skeptical.  Google also...

Mitch Pronschinske10/04/10
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Daily Dose - Another Android OEM Gets Sued

After Apple Sued HTC for Android phone-related IP infringement a few months ago, and then after Oracle sued Google for Dalvik's particular usage of Java, a third tech giant has taken aim at the Android Alliance.  This time it's Microsoft, and they're suing...

Mitch Pronschinske10/03/10
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Daily Dose - US Government to Upgrade to IPv6 by 2012

The US chief information officer announced the Obama administration's ambitious plans to upgrade the networks and services of all US government agencies to IPv6 by September 2012.  Internal networks would be expected to be upgraded by September 2014. ...

Mitch Pronschinske10/01/10
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Daily Dose - Researchers Slam Android Over Apps that Leak GPS data

A study from researchers at Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs has discovered that 15 out of 30 popular Android applications selected at random were sending GPS data and phone numbers to advertisers and remote servers.  Several months...

Mitch Pronschinske09/30/10
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Daily Dose - Metawidget 1.0 Lands

The unique Java UI tool, Metawidget, has finally reached a high level of maturity since its inception over two years ago.  The open source project is described as a "smart User Interface widget" that makes the necessary changes at runtime to match...

Mitch Pronschinske09/30/10
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Clay: A Generic Programming Language With an LLVM Backend

The Clay programming language is a type-safe variant of C/C++ that was developed at Tachyon technologies.  It recently appeared on bitbucket's open source repository to let developers find new, innovative uses for its highly reusable and efficient code. ...

Mitch Pronschinske09/29/10
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Have Some "Fun" Building Real-Time Web Apps

Learning a new language that improves productivity can be fun.  A recently open sourced programming language is actually named "Fun".  The language was created by Marcus Westin, who wanted to build real-time web applications using the same, easy...

Mitch Pronschinske09/29/10
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Daily Dose - Chromium OS on the iPad

A developer who provides nightly Chromium builds has managed to port Google's Chromium OS to the iPad.  He posted a picture of the iPad's web page running in a Chrome browser on the iPad.  However, he's planning to post on the "few catches"...

Mitch Pronschinske09/28/10
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Daily Dose - ZFS Creator Leaves Oracle

Jeff Bonwick, the software engineer who led the team that created ZFS, is leaving his position as an Oracle VP.  In his blog, Bonwick gave no sign of rancor toward his employers.  Having worked at Sun/Oracle for 20 years, Bonwick gave a heartfelt farewell...

Mitch Pronschinske09/27/10
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Daily Dose - Helios First Service Release

This week's Eclipse 3.6.1 release does not contain any new functionality but provides a healthy amount of bugfixes for the first service release of the "Helios" edition.  Helios consists of about 40 Eclipse projects, including IDEs for Java, PHP,...

Mitch Pronschinske09/26/10
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Daily Dose - Lift Raised to the Next Level

The Scala-based web framework, Lift, has reached version 2.1 with a few new features to add to the large list from 2.0.  The support is now tighter for the most recent version of Scala, 2.8.  There's also improved support for NoSQL data stores MongoDB and...

Mitch Pronschinske09/24/10
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Daily Dose - Oracle Covets Thy Chipmakers

In an investors meeting this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the board, "You’re going to see us buying chip companies."  There's speculation that AMD or ARM could be targeted by Ellison's company in the next few months.  This has lead to a...

Mitch Pronschinske09/23/10
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Daily Dose - A Few More Thoughts From James Gosling

Darryl Taft wasn't the only one who got an interview with the Father of Java this week.  The authors of the Basement Coders blog also got Gosling to do a podcast with them.  Although the sound quality is pretty low, you can find some great quotes from the...