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Mitch Pronschinske08/08/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4 Getting Auto-Updates

Tucked away in a tiny corner of the Firefox discussion forum is a quote from Alex Faaborg, a principal designer on Firefox.  The posting says that Firefox 4 will begin to include automatic updates for minor releases.  Only major updates (e.g. 4, 4.5, or 5)...

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/10
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Daily Dose - JailbreakMe Paints a Target for iPhone Hackers

Security analysts from F-Secure.com are concerned about the JailbreakMe.com exploit that allows the site to jailbreak iPhones and iPads.  In an easily understandable Q&A they answered questions about this vulnerability and the risks it poses to every...

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/10
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Daily Dose - Meerkat Becoming More 'Mavericky'

The third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is upon us.  Based on the 2.6.35 Linux kernel, Ubuntu 10.10 a3 has updated to GNOME 2.31 and the Qt 4.7 beta.  The software center has gotten a 'featured' and 'what's new' carousel in the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/10
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Daily Dose - Early Victory for SFC in GPL Violation Cases

This week the Software Freedom Conservancy won a default judgement and against Westinghouse Digital Electronics for not complying with the GPL in their use of BusyBox software within their products.  Near the end of 2009, the SFC began their legal action...

Mitch Pronschinske08/03/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Ignites GemFire 1.0

Several months after the acquisition of GemStone, Spring has officially released a project integrating the company's technology.  The first milestone of GemFire 1.0 now includes the Spring development approach in its distributed data management platform. ...

Mitch Pronschinske08/02/10
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Daily Dose - Gaelyk 0.4.3 Improves Logging Infrastructure

The lightweight Groovy toolkit for Google App Engine, Gaelyk, has reached 0.4.3.  This release includes a new standard hierarchy approach in the logging infrastructure for Groovlets and Templates.  Simple Entity and POJO/POGO mapping through type coercion...

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/10
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Daily Dose - Arquillian 1.0 Alpha 3 has Landed

The next alpha release of Arquillian changes the version scheme for containers, making it easier to configure for containers.  Alpha 3 also works with JBoss AS Remote 5.0, JBoss AS 6 M4, GlassFish 3 Remote, Jetty Embedded 6.1 and 7, Tomcat Embedded 6.0, Weld...

Mitch Pronschinske07/30/10
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Daily Dose - Clojure 1.2 Moves Quickly Towards GA

Project committer Stuart Halloway just announced the launch of the first release candidate for Clojure 1.2.  Although there have been few changes between this release and the last, the news is significant because the first beta of Clojure 1.2 went live only...

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/10
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Daily Dose - Check Out the EJB on That JBoss AS

The fourth JBoss Application Server 6.0 milestone was released this week.  It is the first to include support for EJB 3.1 Timer Service and EJB 3.1 Asynchronous invocations. M4 also comes with a different default JBossWS stack that uses Apache CXF.  With...

Mitch Pronschinske07/28/10
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Daily Dose - Google Plans Licensing Server to Protect Android Apps

By introducing a central licensing server on the Android Marketplace, Google hopes to provide an effective method for protecting Android apps that can currently be copied pretty easily.  The licensing service works with almost every version of Android, all...

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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ØMQ - Fast, Broker-Free Messaging

ZeroMQ (or ØMQ) is an open source messaging library supported by the iMatix Corporation.  It has been described as messaging middleware, TCP on steroids, and now is just "a new layer on the networking stack."  Basically it allows you to design a...

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/10
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Daily Dose - Rails 3 Arrives at First RC Station

Since the last beta, Ruby on Rails 3.0 has had over 842 commits by 125 developers.  That's the level of polish you can expect when you download the first release candidate for RoR 3, which is now available.  The fixes have focused on bringing Rails 3...

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/10
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Daily Dose - DTrace Co-inventor Leaves Oracle

Yet another great developer has left Oracle this week.  Bryan Cantrill, the co-inventor of DTrace, gave a heartfelt farewell to the company he joined in 1996.  In his praise of the pre-Oracle Sun Microsystems, Cantrill also has a few well-veiled criticisms...

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/10
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What NoSQL Store Should I Use? The Right Tool for Your Use Case

As NoSQL data models continue to prove their worth in high-profile web properties and enterprise settings, developers and architects need a basic framework that helps them organize and differentiate these data stores according to their capabilities so that...

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/10
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Daily Dose - GitHub Hits 1 Million Projects

Source hosting site, GitHub, reached more than one million projects over the weekend, according to their VP of R&D.  Around 60% of projects are full repositories while 40% are "gists" - short code snippets.  GitHub launched in February of...