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Daily Dose: Flash Builder 4.5 In the Works

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When it is released in May 2011, Adobe's Flash Builder 4.5 will create a single framework for web, desktop and mobile development. New features include special tooling to support ActionScript and Flex development.  Flash Catalyst, a bi-directional project and library workflow, will help increase general productivity.  Thanks to a partnership with Zend Technologies, Flash Builder 4.5 will fully support PHP development.  Flash Builder 4.5 will come with an integrated copy of Zend Studio 8,  a popular PHP IDE.  Support for Blackberry and iOS will be added in June, 2011.  

IronPython 2.7 Alpha Ready to Strike

Announced in July, 2010, the Alpha release of IronPython 2.7 is here!  The IronPython project seeks to bring .NET Framework tools to Python programming.  Visual Studio has been fully integrated for the first time.  You can view the release notes from IronPython 2.7 here.  

Potential Release Date for Firefox 5    

If rumors hold true, Firefox 5, will be released on June 21st. A draft roadmap to this effect has been circulating on GitHub. Further feeding the predictions, Firefox 5 has been slated to enter alpha phase within the month.  Here you can see a visual representation of Firefox 5's proposed phases:


On the 12th of April, work is to begin on Firefox 6.  The June release of Firefox 5 will be the first in what was promised to be a more accelerated release schedule.  Mozilla plans to release Firefox version 7 before the end of 2011.  

Linux Foundation Releases Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 Specification

An ever-changing set of data requirements creates a market for a more robust Linux.  So far, Carrier Grade Linux, or CGL, has managed to stay on top of the increasing demands placed on data networks.  Among other things, version 5.0 of CGL Linux seeks to address the following issues:

  • Security loopholes: role-based Access Control and data access auditing.
  • Inclusion of per-thread identifiers for debugging.
  • Tuning features allow applications to "determine and optimize themselves for the specific system architecture on which they are running."

You can get the specs here.

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Jonathan Fisher replied on Mon, 2011/04/11 - 1:12am

anyone know if there's a way to view all the daily dose for the last two weeks? I've been out of country and i'd like to catch up

Lance Semmens replied on Mon, 2011/04/11 - 3:10am

It's pretty simple with google reader. Simply subscribe to the Javalobby feed and search for Daily Dose (

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