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Mitch Pronschinske06/18/10
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Daily Dose - Subversion Edge

CollabNet, the company that donated Subversion to the Apache Foundation late last year, is now introducing a new distribution of the Subversion SCM called Subversion Edge.  The distro includes Apache's web server and the ViewVC repository view, which lets...

Mitch Pronschinske06/17/10
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Daily Dose - Hibernate and Hibernate Validator Releases

The final release of Hibernate 3.5.3 was delivered today with three main bugfixes.  Hibernate Validator 4.1 CR 1 was also released today.  Validator 4.1 adds new custom constraints, provides enhancement which go beyond the Bean Validation specification, and...

Mitch Pronschinske06/16/10
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Daily Dose - Android 3.0 May Focus on the UI

Multiple sources at Google are saying that Android's "Gingerbread" (version 3.0) will attempt to refine the user experience to make it as likable as the iPhone UI.  This is according to a report by TechCrunch that quotes sources at Google saying...

Mitch Pronschinske06/15/10
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Daily Dose - More Firefox 4 Features Leak Into Preview

The Firefox 3.7 Alpha 5 developer preview was released this week with the 1.9.3 alpha of Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine.  This release includes some tantalizing Firefox 4.0 preview features such as the UI updates (which let you put tabs on top like in...

Mitch Pronschinske06/15/10
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The 3 Things That Motivate Us

How do I motivate my developers? - is a question you hear all the time from managers who haven't been paying attention to the patterns found in many software development shops.  Dan Pink has looked at much of the scientific research behind human...

Mitch Pronschinske06/14/10
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Daily Dose - The Winds of Change Blow for the OSI

Simon Phipps acknowledged some of the "stone throwing" aimed at the Open Source Initiative.  Some of the criticism, he said, was not without merit.  But today, he announced that members of the open source community have a chance to be the change...

Mitch Pronschinske06/13/10
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Daily Dose - Twitter Tinkers With Redis

Twitter began using NoSQL last year as it rolled its systems onto the widely popular Cassandra system (used by large web properties such as Digg and Facebook).  Apparently they're not satisfied with just one non-relational datastore, because they are...

Mitch Pronschinske06/11/10
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Daily Dose - What is Chromoting?

An official Google message posted by a non-Google party revealed a thin client functionality called Chromoting (unofficially).  Chromoting will be built into Chrome OS to enable the access of "legacy" PC applications from within the broswer.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/10
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Daily Dose - iPad Owners Exposed to Spam and Hacks

A security breach exposed an exclusive email list of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers, which included White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times' CEO, and a US Air Force commander.  The...

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/10
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Daily Dose - GNOME 3.0: Which Modules Made the Cut?

Project release manager Vincent Untz posted a synopsis of the new modules that will be included in GNOME 3.0.  The GNOME Activity Journal didn't make the cut and neither did the Clutter GUI, but the GNOME Shell did.  So did the GNOME Color Manager and the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/08/10
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Daily Dose - Tomcat 7: So Close You Can Taste It!

It's almost here!  Tomcat 7 RC4 just went live and it includes all the goodies that we've been anticipating since October '09.  Tomcat 7 will implement the Servlet 3.0 spec as well as support annotations, simplified embedding, and dynamic configuration of...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Tasktop and Mylyn Get Rational

The application lifecycle management project, Eclipse Mylyn, has finally added a connector for IBM's Rational Team Concert (RTC).  Mylyn already features connectors for ClearCase (revision-control) and an early access ClearQuest (change management) connector...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/10
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Survey Finds Developers Would Rather Do Taxes than Test Software

Although most developers in a recent study said they wouldn't prefer a trip to the dentist or a fender bender over testing software, a majority said they would rather do their taxes (which is becoming increasingly complicated in the US) instead of dealing...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/10
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Daily Dose - OSI Approves WebM as Open Source

Google switched the custom license for their WebM package to the OSI-approved BSD license this weekend.  The Open Source Initiative had some issues with the previous BSD-like license on WebM because the copyright and patent grants were combined within the...

Mitch Pronschinske06/04/10
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Daily Dose - Google Adds Initial Support for WebM

The latest developer channel version of Chrome now has support for WebM, which includes the VP8 video codec.  Believe it or not, Chrome is actually the third browser to add support for WebM even though Google was the company that started the whole...