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Daily Dose: The W3C Creates Two New Platforms For Specification Development

08.17.2011
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The W3C created two new platforms for developing specifications, with the intent of getting more input from individuals and organizations. The two platforms (Community Groups and Business Groups) were created with the intent of speeding up the development time of Web technologies.

Community Groups provide a free space for anyone to create and partake in a working group.

Business Groups
are aimed at organizations who wish to discuss standards for technologies specific to their niche.  Both platforms will be equipped with organizational tools, such as blogs, mailing lists, and wikis.

Click here to learn more.

Intel Cilk Plus Now Open Source

Intel Cilk Plus, the C and C++ extension, is now an open source project- and has added three keywords (_Cilk_spawn, _Cilk_sync and _Cilk_for) meant to simplify parallel application development. Special array notations for data parallelism and special semantics have been added as well.

You can access the "cilk plus"  branch of GCC 4.7 with the Intel extension here.
You can also get Cilk Plus as a dedicated runtime library, or an Intel Parallel Building Blocks Component


Cloud Foundry PaaS Gets Deployment Tools & Automated Installation

Cloud Foundry has announced a partnership with enStratus, a cloud management and automation tool company. enStratus will provide them with a configuration management tool that will allow enterprises to deploy Cloud Foundry on the whatever cloud they desire. This creates a simple system for deploying entire suites of development tools, and it can be used by anyone on the client side without the hassle of any major downloads.

Click here to learn more.

Red Hat RHEV Kicks Windows Server Habit

The 3.0 release of the Red Hat Virtualization Package (RHEV) will be the first of it's kind to not require Microsoft's Windows Server and SQL Server.

The beta version of RHEV 3.0 was released Tuesday, and features a console built with Java that runs on Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform- which, in turn, runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The PostGres open-source database will be deployed in lieu of the SQL Server. There's also a API that lets third-party management tools operate RHEV.

Link Of The Day

Gavin King: Everything that's wrong with the post-Java-language debate in one easy blog post

Thanks to Dev{eloper} Stonez for today's big link!


 

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