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Mitch Pronschinske07/01/10
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Daily Dose - Push Notifications: Standards Coming

Real time alerts are a wonderful convenience in today's native apps, but now the W3C wants to bring this functionality to web apps.  This week they formed a Web Notification Working Group to develop a web standard for Push Notifications.  The proposal...

Mitch Pronschinske06/30/10
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Daily Dose - Bringing Google Maps into Emacs

Julien Danjou has created the google-maps-el project, a Google Maps Emacs extension which lets you work with the maps from inside Emacs.  It implements the Geocoding API and Static maps API.  You can type M-x google-maps to see the a place marked on the map...

Mitch Pronschinske06/30/10
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Due to Confusion with Cruise Control, TWS 'Cruise' Changes Name

There's a new "Go" in town.  Not the programming language Google made, but a "continuous deployment" server from ThoughtWorks Studios that has gone by a different name:  Cruise.  DZone MVB Julian Simpson (aka.

Mitch Pronschinske06/29/10
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Daily Dose - Firefox 4.0 Sneaks its First Release

Mozilla quietly pushed the first beta release of Firefox 4 this week, with no feature lists or announcements yet.  If you've been using 3.7 then there should be no surprises since there haven't been any significant additions since 3.7 Alpha 6.  The browser...

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/10
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Daily Dose - HTML5 Coming to Gmail

Google announced that it would be rendering many upcoming features for Gmail in HTML5.  Dragging and dropping files from the desktop into the browser will be just one new feature in Gmail's new standards-based update.  Google will also leverage HTML5's...

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Adobe Contributes Puppet Modules for Hadoop

Managing Hadoop servers can be a pain, but Puppet makes it easy.  The open source server config automation software makes the sys-admin's job a breeze, even with technologies like Hadoop, which is expanding its enterprise reach.   A great thing about...

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/10
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Daily Dose - Apple Sues HTC Some More

You might remember that Apple filed an infringement suit against handset-maker HTC earlier this year based on several patents.  Some saw this as an indirect attack on Android, since HTC makes the most Android phones.  HTC promptly fired back with its own...

Mitch Pronschinske06/25/10
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Daily Dose - JBoss Keeps its Portal Fresh

At this week's JBoss World and Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced the final released the final version of the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0.  The EPP is a middlware framework for developing, deploying, and managing web portals.  A new site publisher...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Daily Dose - iPhone 4 on Sale, Droid X Unveiled

Some big iPhone and Android news broke today - first, there was the iPhone 4 release, which may have reached record-breaking sales levels.  However, there were a few problems with the phone that users noticed today as they brought home their pretty new...

Mitch Pronschinske06/24/10
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Tasktop Pro 1.7 Arrives with Helios

DZone recently spoke with Mylyn founder Mik Kirsten, who told us that today, while the Eclipse platform gets a whole bunch of updates (including updates for Mylyn) he'd be announcing a new version of Tasktop Pro and Tasktop Enterprise.  The new Tasktop Pro...

Mitch Pronschinske06/23/10
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Daily Dose - YouTube is Safe from Viacom

A surprise decision by a US Judge finally ends the Viacom lawsuit for $1 billion against YouTube today.  The decision was made to throw the case out after being filed 3 years earlier.  The judge said that YouTube is protected under the DMCA's safe harbor...

Mitch Pronschinske06/22/10
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Daily Dose - Java ME Devs Get a Testing Price Cut

The mobile manufacturers that make up the Unified Test Initiative have decided to lower the price of testing Java ME software on different mobile phones and networks.  Previously, developers had to pay 300 euros ($371.64) to test their most complicated...

Mitch Pronschinske06/21/10
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Daily Dose - QR Code For Android on GitHub

Its as easy as scanning that weird looking square with your Android phone to have it automatically download and install an Android package (.apk) wirelessly from GitHub.  Hot stuff right?  If you want your project to have this new feature you'll need to...

Mitch Pronschinske06/20/10
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Daily Dose - GlassFish 3.0.1 Supports JRockit, OEL, and More

Although this "100 day" release of GlassFish 3.0.1 is relatively minor, there are several features that make this version noteworthy.  First, there's support for Oracle's JRockit JVM thanks to the merger.  Even more platforms are supported, such...

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...