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Mitch Pronschinske07/18/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Roo 1.1 Beefs Up Add-on Features

Spring Roo 1.1 M2 and STS 2.3.3 M2 were simultaneously released this week with hundreds of bugfixes and enhancements since milestone one.  Spring Roo 1.1 M2 has increased its performance by a factor of three and gained better GWT support by eliminating the...

Mitch Pronschinske07/16/10
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Daily Dose - Can We Stop Talking About the iPhone Antenna Now?

In this week's edition of 'Media Frenzy Over Basically Nothing,' Apple finally called a press conference to end all the crazy talk about possible recalls and "Antennagate".  Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw up some stats during their presentation showing...

Mitch Pronschinske07/15/10
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Daily Dose - Droid X Shuts Down If You Hack It

The Motorola Droid X phone was released this week, but a lot of reports said that hacking the phone would break the hardware as a secuity measure in the eFuse tampering-countermeasure system.  In fact, Engadget found that the phone just shuts down until you...

Mitch Pronschinske07/14/10
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Daily Dose - Scala 2.8 Blasts Off

Stick a fork in it - Scala 2.8 is done.  The GA release hit this morning with sweeping changes that include a revamped collection library, named and default arguments, optimized array handling, and more.  See the full list of features on Javalobby.  Note...

Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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Daily Dose - Avatar… No, Not The Movie

The test automation vendor Automation Anywhere really liked the movie "Avatar".  They liked it so much that it inspired the creation of their newest utility for their recently-launched Testing Anywhere 6.5 product.  DZone asked Automation Anywhere...

Mitch Pronschinske07/13/10
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Mingle Meets JIRA and Mercurial

A boatload of extensions have docked at Mingle's port.  Today, ThoughtWorks Studio's agile project management platform is getting an integration overhaul that will help synchronize data within distributed teams and add more tools into the Mingle environment...

Mitch Pronschinske07/12/10
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Daily Dose - In the Future, Twelve Year Olds Will Write Your Android App

You heard me.  Along with its announcement of the Google App Inventor for Android, Google also mentioned that the free software had been tested on nursing students, university undergrads (non-CS majors), high school girls, and sixth graders.  That means...

Mitch Pronschinske07/11/10
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A Kanban Board That Actually Reflects Your Workflow

Many Agilists and Kanbanites know the basic setup for a workflow board, but the real challenge is taking that board and making it reflect your development team's unique workflow.  Some workflows are harder to represent than others.  Sometimes it's ok to...

Mitch Pronschinske07/11/10
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Daily Dose - More XML Graphics Components from Apache

The weekend release of Apache XML Graphics Commons 1.4 arrives with more reusable components.  This release adds an option to generate smaller PostScript files and adds support for AdobeStardardCyrillic encoding.  1.4 also contains support for...

Mitch Pronschinske07/09/10
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Daily Dose - Java Skills in Higher Demand than IT Security

According to a survey of hiring managers, Java skills were harder to find than IT security skills.  In previous surveys, security specialists were harder to come by.  Virtualization jobs have been easier to fill, according to the new numbers. ...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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Daily Dose - Java Apps Now Work on Symbian

Symbian's Product Dev Kit 3.0 adds the mobile runtime for Java applications (JRT) from Nokia this week, meaning developers can now write Java applications for the Symbian OS.  This week, Symbian also announced that this was the first platform kit that was...

Mitch Pronschinske07/08/10
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ScrumWorks Pro 4.4 Harnesses CollabNet Framework

Acquired by CollabNet in February, the developers from Danube have released the next version of their Scrum-based project management software.  Newly unveiled ScrumWorks Pro 4.4 is the first version to leverage the CollabNet Connector Framework, with major...

Mitch Pronschinske07/07/10
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Daily Dose - Ruby 1.9.2 on its Way

The first release candidate for Ruby 1.9.2 was released this week and it passes 99% of the RubySpec tests.  It's mostly compatible with version 1.9.1 and it has a new socket API with IPv6 support.  The new RC also contains a new set of character encodings,...

Mitch Pronschinske07/06/10
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Daily Dose - Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Reaches Milestone One

The Oracle-SpringSource venture, Gemini, is finally bearing fruit this month with the release of the OSGi 4.2 Blueprint Reference Implementation.  The Blueprint spec builds on top of the Spring Dynamic Modules v2 code base.  Gemini Blueprint is available...

Mitch Pronschinske07/05/10
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Daily Dose - Mercurial Rises to 1.6

The Mercurial version control system reached its 1.6 release this month, and is available for download here.  The DVCS sports two major new features in 1.6.  They include pushable bookmarks and a powerful new revision query language.  The bookmarks may now...