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Mitch Pronschinske08/13/10
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Daily Dose - Leaked Memo Suggests an End to OpenSolaris

A blogger has leaked what is believed to be an internal Oracle memo about the future of OpenSolaris and Solaris 11.  The key quote from the memo states: "We will not release any other binary distributions, such as nightly or bi-weekly builds of Solaris...

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/10
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Daily Dose - Schwartz Gets a New Job

He warned us about Oracle.  Now Johnathan Schwartz has washed his hands of it and gotten his first job after leaving his last position as the CEO of Sun Microsystems.  Schwartz has joined the board of Taleo, a vendor of cloud-based talent management...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Do Developers Have Enough Time to Keep Their Skills Up-To-Date?

Over half of the developers polled in a recent survey by Embarcadero Technologies say "no," they don't have enough time to learn that new language, or understand that new technology.  On the other hand, developers are getting more money, but are...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Daily Dose - First Trojan Pierces the Walls of Android

According to a security firm, the first Trojan virus has infected Android phones this month.  Once the normal looking application installs, it starts texting premium rate phone numbers and criminals actually end up collecting the charges to the victims'...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Make Mobile Apps 'Go'

For medium to large mobile development shops, applications need to roll out like clockwork.  Although the screens are smaller, the development is by no means less difficult.  Because of this, the need for agile practices in mobile development is just as...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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Tasktop's New Agile Planner for Eclipse

You probably know about Tasktop Pro's 'Task-Driven' interface, which is a boon to developers.  The most recent version of Tasktop Pro was released in June during the Eclipse Helios GA announcement.  Today, Tasktop Technologies announced the Tasktop Agile...

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/10
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Daily Dose - Juicy Details About Scala 2.9

It seems that the Scala community is perfectly willing to convert their projects to the new 2.8 binaries (Scala 2.8, released last month, was not binary compatible with 2.7).  Over 50% of more than 500 projects have already been converted.  After a bugfix...

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/10
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Workspaces and Product Roadmapping Added to VersionOne's Toolbox

As agile and lean practices evolve and diversify, development tools and systems often need to become more customizable to support a team's unique workflow.  This doesn't mean just having support for different methodologies like Scrum or XP (and variations on...

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/10
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Daily Dose - Save the Wave

Sure, maybe you didn't find a use for Google Wave, but a core group of loyal users sure did.  These users are now fighting to keep Google Wave from being shut down after Google announced last week that the project wasn't gaining any traction and they were...

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4 Getting Auto-Updates

Tucked away in a tiny corner of the Firefox discussion forum is a quote from Alex Faaborg, a principal designer on Firefox.  The posting says that Firefox 4 will begin to include automatic updates for minor releases.  Only major updates (e.g. 4, 4.5, or 5)...

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/10
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Daily Dose - JailbreakMe Paints a Target for iPhone Hackers

Security analysts from are concerned about the exploit that allows the site to jailbreak iPhones and iPads.  In an easily understandable Q&A they answered questions about this vulnerability and the risks it poses to every...

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/10
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Daily Dose - Meerkat Becoming More 'Mavericky'

The third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is upon us.  Based on the 2.6.35 Linux kernel, Ubuntu 10.10 a3 has updated to GNOME 2.31 and the Qt 4.7 beta.  The software center has gotten a 'featured' and 'what's new' carousel in the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/10
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Daily Dose - Early Victory for SFC in GPL Violation Cases

This week the Software Freedom Conservancy won a default judgement and against Westinghouse Digital Electronics for not complying with the GPL in their use of BusyBox software within their products.  Near the end of 2009, the SFC began their legal action...

Mitch Pronschinske08/04/10
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YouTrack Adds Importing from Trac and CSV Files

After releasing YouTrack 2.0 in May, JetBrains has added more stability and bugfixes today in their release of YouTrack 2.1.  A handful of other features are new in 2.1, such as Trac and CSV file issue importing.  YouTrack 2.1 is mainly focused on importing...

Mitch Pronschinske08/03/10
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Daily Dose - Spring Ignites GemFire 1.0

Several months after the acquisition of GemStone, Spring has officially released a project integrating the company's technology.  The first milestone of GemFire 1.0 now includes the Spring development approach in its distributed data management platform. ...