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Mitch Pronschinske11/08/10
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Daily Dose - Oracle to Sell "Premium" JVM

Tweets coming out of the weekend's QCon conference revealed Oracle's plan for a premium JVM that comes with a price tag.  Adam Messinger, the Oracle VP of development made the announcement saying that Oracle still plans to develop a free and open source...

Mitch Pronschinske11/05/10
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Daily Dose - Out of the Blue - Microsoft Open Sources F# Under Apache v2

In a big surprise from Microsoft, Principal Researcher Don Syme announced that their relatively young functional programming language for the .NET platform, F#, is being open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license.  The F# compiler and core library source code...

Mitch Pronschinske11/05/10
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Daily Dose - Lift 2.2 M1 Adds MVC Style Helpers

The Scala and Java-based web framework, Lift, is getting the first of many new features for the upcoming 2.2 version.  With the first milestone release this week, Lift 2.2 adds designer-friendly templates, CSS Selector transforms, and stateless rendering...

Mitch Pronschinske11/03/10
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Daily Dose - Seam 3 Goes Beta!

The first beta for JBoss' Seam 3.0 framework is now available.  It requires Weld 1.0.1 Beta 1+ and JBoss logging instead of SLF4J.  This release includes an early integration of Seam Managed Transactions, an input field container component, and a bugfix for...

Mitch Pronschinske11/02/10
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Daily Dose - WP7 App Market Open For Submissions

Today the Windows Phone 7 App Market is officially open for public submissions.  Over 12k developers have already registered for the new marketplace.  That number should increase now that non-early access developers can submit apps.  You can download the...

Mitch Pronschinske11/01/10
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Daily Dose - Apache: 'Android "Copied Code" Not Ours'

While the core class libraries of Android's Dalvik VM incorporate a subset of Apache Harmony, this code is not the intellectual property that Oracle is suing Google over.  Apache posted a blog recently trying to clear up this misconception that Harmony is...

Mitch Pronschinske10/31/10
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Daily Dose - VP8 SDK is Ready

The WebM project has just delivered their first release of libvpx (codename: "Aylesbury"), the SDK for the VP8 open source video codec.  The VP8 codec was open sourced at Google I/O this year and combined with Ogg Vorbis (an open audio codec) to...

Mitch Pronschinske10/29/10
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Daily Dose - London Stock Exchange Switches to Linux - Breaks Record Trading Speed

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has recently migrated from a .NET system over to Linux for their stock trading system.  Recent tests have broken the trading speed record on their prior system.  The record breaking average trading latency time happened on...

Mitch Pronschinske10/28/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Roo 1.1 and Supporting Tools Launch

The GA releases of Spring Roo 1.1, GWT 2.1, STS 2.5, and new AspectJ and AJDT versions have been launched this week after many months of synchronized development releases.  Spring Roo 1.1 and GWT 2.1 now offer more integrated feature sets and better...

Mitch Pronschinske10/27/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4 Postponed Until 2011

Last week we found out that Mozilla was running into roadblocks trying to fix a bunch of bugs in the seventh beta for Firefox 4.  These roadblocks have now led to a delay in the final release train for Firefox 4, which was expected after the September...

Mitch Pronschinske10/26/10
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Daily Dose - Oracle Responds to Lea Departure and Hologic Nomination

It was very surprising this week to find that Oracle employees actually responded to some of the bad press surrounding their company as of late - namely, the criticism surrounding Doug Lea's departure and the JCP.  Oracle's response to Lea's departure...

Mitch Pronschinske10/25/10
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Daily Dose - Ubuntu Ditches GNOME

I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been keeping up with how much (or how little, really) Canonical contributes to the GNOME open source project.  Canonical made it official this week that they are moving Ubuntu away from the GNOME...

Mitch Pronschinske10/24/10
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Daily Dose - Adobe Releases HTML5 Video Player w/Flash Rollover

Adobe wasn't kidding when they said they were riding the HTML5 bandwagon as hard as anybody right now.  Rather than compete with the new web standard, Adobe has created their own HTML5 video player widget which has total CSS customizability and...

Mitch Pronschinske10/22/10
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Daily Dose - Tomcat 7.0.4 Beta Release Leapfrogs 7.0.3

The 7.0.4 beta release of Apache Tomcat is available for download this week.  The new beta fixes a plethora of bugs and contains enhancements and bugfixes from an unreleased 7.0.3 beta.  One feature from 7.0.3 further reduces code duplication in the HTTP...

Mitch Pronschinske10/21/10
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Daily Dose - First Release of OpenStack is Out

The OpenStack project for open source, interoperable cloud computing and storage controllers has just released its first public version, codenamed "Austin."  Developers were surprised by the amount of active participation that has moved the project...