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Daily Dose: CloudBees Extends Java PaaS to Private Cloud

04.26.2011
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CloudBees now supports OpenStack and vSphere. This new move will extend CloudBees' Java PaaS support to the private cloud environment, i.e. behind company firewalls.  Until now, Run@cloud service has traditionally been implemented publicly using Amazon's EC2 platform. Representatives from CloudBees claim that the decision to extend the capabilities of their Java PaaS is in response to extensive user demand.

We Have the Candidates… Now Go Vote!!

Candidates in the 2011 JCP Special EC Elections have been selected.  Audio of an Oracle-hosted conference call introducing the nominees for ratified seats can be heard here. (Java.net login will be required.) Voting will be open from April 26th through May 9th, 2011. 

The NSA Goes Cloudy

Lonny Anderson, CIO of the US National Security Agency (NSA) briefed Information Weekly about plans to develop cloud-based architecture for information sharing between intelligence agencies. At least some of the code will probably be open source. Anderson says :

I want to take advantage of developers, not just the Intelligence Community (IC), but developers everywhere. 

Developers of a more mobile persuasion might also be interested in the NSA's new mobile app development initiative.

Developer Interest in Android Lags, Apple Rebounds 

The results of the Appcelerator-IDC Q2 2011 Mobile Developer Report are in.  This survey completed by 2,760 developers between April 11th and April 13th revealed some surprising results.  When asked which platforms they were "very interested" in, developers were noticeably less interested in developing for Android tablets than for the iPad. Less surprising was the lagging interest in Windows Phone 7 development lagged far behind interest in the iPhone and Android Phone platforms.  

Here's a nifty graph breaking down the survey results:


You can download the full report here.

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