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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...

Mitch Pronschinske10/20/10
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Daily Dose - First Windows Phone 7 Models Hit UK Stores

Today we'll get a glimpse into Microsoft's future in mobile computing as the first Windows Phone 7 handsets are released in UK stores.  The models include the HTC 7 Mozart, Trophy, and HD along with Samsung's Omnia 7.  Carrier options include Orange,...

Mitch Pronschinske10/19/10
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Daily Dose - Milestone 2 of NetBeans 7.0 (Formerly 6.10) Released

If you haven't heard already, you should know that in the middle of NetBeans 6.10 development, the name changed to NetBeans 7.0 to align with the upcoming JDK version.  The newly released milestone 2 adds qualifier auto-creation and contextual menus for...

Mitch Pronschinske10/19/10
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Advice for Successful DDD

A lot of today's software systems have non-functional requirements that preclude a single-database model.

Mitch Pronschinske10/18/10
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Daily Dose - jQuery 1.4.3 and jQuery Mobile Alphas Drop

jQuery developers can finally get their hands on the long-awaited jQuery mobile framework, which is optimized for the touch interfaces of smartphones and tablets.  The alpha releases of jQuery 1.4.3 and jQuery Mobile are available this week.  jQuery 1.4.3...

Mitch Pronschinske10/17/10
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Daily Dose - University Building a New Parallel Java

With funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Intel, and Microsoft, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has undertaken a project to build a new parallel implementation of the Java language that is the first to guarantee deterministic...

Mitch Pronschinske10/15/10
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Daily Dose - GAE Gets New Admin Utilities

Google released the next version of the Google AppEngineSDK this week.  The new 1.3.8 SDK includes a new Admin Console called the Instances page, which lets you see information on all server instances that an application is using.  There are also new task...

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Roo's RooBot

Spring Roo 1.1 RC 1 was just released with nearly 300 enhancements since the milestone stage.  The latest release adds the "RooBot" client, which is used for automating add-on deployment.  There is also incremental database reverse engineering in...

Mitch Pronschinske10/13/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Web Flow 2.2 GA

The final release of Spring Web Flow 2.2 is here bringing JSF 2.0 support and Portlet 2.0 support.  This version of Spring Web Flow implements Dojo 1.5, dojox, and a Facelets tag library for Spring Security.  2.2 also adds two spring-js artifacts and a...

Mitch Pronschinske10/13/10
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Puppet Labs Assimilates MCollective Config Tech

Puppet Labs, the company behind the configuration management tool Puppet, has just acquired the Marionette Collective.  Also known as MCollective, the acquired company produces an open source framework for constructing server orchestration and parallel job...

Mitch Pronschinske10/12/10
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Daily Dose - GWT 2.1 RC1 Adds 2.2 Features

Developers are getting GWT (Google Web Toolkit) features that were originally planned for version 2.2 by downloading the 2.1 RC1 version, which was just released.  GWT 2.1 features a Model-View-Presenter framework that introduces the concepts of Activities...

Mitch Pronschinske10/11/10
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Daily Dose - Java SE Patched Today

Today Oracle is releasing an update that will fix 29 critical holes in the Java Development Kit and the Java Runtime Environment.  The patch effects not only Java SE and Java for business, but also some of Oracle's proprietary technologies.  Oracle Database...

Mitch Pronschinske10/10/10
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HTML5 and CSS3 Support in Komodo IDE 6

This ActiveState recently released version six of Komodo, a commercial IDE for Python, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, and Tcl.  Komodo broadens its language and platform support with this release.  It also includes expanded database support and performance...

Mitch Pronschinske10/10/10
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Daily Dose - ZFS Finally Getting Data Encryption

Sun/Oracle developers have been working on bringing cryptography functions to ZFS, and now Oracle is announcing that this feature will likely be included in Solaris Express 2010.  The blog post that reveals the new feature will have support for encrypted ZFS...

Mitch Pronschinske10/08/10
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Daily Dose - Report Says Microsoft/Adobe Merger Story is Bunk

While it certainly didn't hurt Adobe's stock prices, which rose by 11.5% this week, the rumors that Microsoft is in talks to buy Adobe are "nonsense" according to many sources at both companies.  The rumor came from a New York Times article...