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Mitch Pronschinske11/20/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/20

A few more details about the closures announcement for Java 7 surfaced today.  According to Stephen Colebourne's blog, Mark Reinhold said that JDK 7 closures won't have control-invocation statements as a goal and it won't include non-local returns. ...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/19

It was announced this morning that closures would be added to JDK 7.  Mark Reinhold made the announcement at the Devoxx conference.  Before today, Sun could not reach a consensus on the inclusion of closures in JDK 7.  Three proposals for closures were...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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Free Tool for Deep AJAX Analysis

In web development, knowledge is power.  Without a decent AJAX diagnostic tool, it's hard to know what's slowing down your site.  Even basic performance monitoring tools don't give developers all the information they need.  AJAX frameworks are pushing more...

Mitch Pronschinske11/18/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/18

Microsoft released version 4.0 of its .Net Micro framework under the Apache 2.0 licence.  That's right, the .Net Micro development framework is now open source.  The TCP/IP stack and cryptography stack are still closed, however, because a third-party owns...

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/09
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Static Analysis with Klocwork

Klocwork, a provider of source code analysis tools, just released the Insight Pro suite for agile development projects.  Klocwork Insight Pro checks Java, C#, C and C++ code for memory and resource leaks, security vulnerabilities, and buffer overflows. ...

James Sugrue11/17/09
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The Benefits of Testable Code

One of the most beneficial approaches that you can take in software development is to follow a test driven development approach. While we all understand why it's a good thing, it's often left slide in favour of adding functionality to reach deadline, or just...

Mitch Pronschinske11/17/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/17

Mark your calendars!  The dates have been set for next year's Red Hat Summit and JBoss World.  Both conferences will take place from June 22nd to the 25th.  Register here for a chance to present at either conference.

Mitch Pronschinske11/16/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/16

A U.S. District Court judge ruled that Psystar's Mac clones infringe on Apple's copyrights.  Psystar made the case that it could run the Mac OS X on non-Apple machines.  Apparently, Psystar didn't read the Mac OS X end user license agreement, which states...

Mitch Pronschinske11/14/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/14

If Oracle were to sell MySQL to a third-party, who would it be?  Many thought Red Hat was the obvious choice with thier JBoss open source division.  Reporters have been asking Florian Mueller for his prediction for quite a while now and he finally answered:...

Mitch Pronschinske11/13/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/13

Can't stand your tiny 30-inch, panoramic monitor?  Why not upgrade with the single-slot Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 graphics card?  It drives eight monitors, each at 2560 x 1600 pixels.  If eight monitors isn't enough, try combining two for a seamless, 16...

Sebastien Arbogast11/12/09
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Knowledge Management: It's All About Granularity

In my pursuit of the ideal collaboration platform, I’ve tested a few knowledge management systems lately: Knowledge Plaza, Seemy, a combination of del.icio.us and

Lyndsey Clevesy11/12/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/12

Ken Auletta, the author of "Google: The End of The World As We Know It",  recently revealed that Google was interested in buying the New York Times.  Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt told Auletta that they had discussed the...

Bob Hartman11/11/09
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An Introduction to Planning Poker

Planning Poker is an agile estimating technique which has become very popular in the last few years.  It is based on an estimation technique known as Wideband Delphi which was created by the RAND Corporation either in the 1940s or 1968 depending upon which...

Lyndsey Clevesy11/11/09
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Book Giveaway & Exclusive Chapter Download: Agile Coaching

DZone and Pragmatic Bookshelf have partnered to bring you this exclusive chapter from 'Agile Coaching' by Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley. This excerpt was extracted from Agile Coaching, published in August 2009 by Pragmatic Bookshelf.

Mitch Pronschinske11/11/09
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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/11

Google has until the end of the week to revise its book deal with the Authors Guild and the Association of American publishers.  A judge extended the deadline after criticisms from competitors and regulators forced Google to revise the terms of the...