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  • Java 7 support slated for JetBrains IDE

    JetBrains this spring will offer full support for Java 7 in an upgrade to the company's IntelliJ Idea IDE, according to the JetBrains IntelliJ Idea blog. IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 will support language features of Java 7 across the IDE with capabilities such as code completion, code inspections, and quickfixes.  

    Written by Paul Krill24 Feb. 11 03:46
  • Google releases full Android 3.0 SDK

    Google has made available the full SDK for the Android 3.0 mobile platform, featuring a UI redesigned for tablets and more connectivity options.

    Written by Paul Krill23 Feb. 11 13:01
  • Google advances Native Client Web browser technology

    Google on Friday began offering a revamped SDK for its Native Client open source technology for running Web applications that execute native code inside a browser.

    Written by Paul Krill19 Feb. 11 12:42
  • Novell Moonlight upgrade tracks Silverlight improvements

    The Novell-sponsored Mono Project on Tuesday will offer a beta version of Moonlight 4, an open source Linux implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight rich Internet application plug-in that tracks the most recent Microsoft release, Silverlight 4.

    Written by Paul Krill16 Feb. 11 01:02
  • Atlassian eyes agile teams with Bamboo tool upgrade

    Eying agile software development teams, Atlassian will release on Wednesday an upgrade to its Bamboo continuous integration server that adds continuous deployment functionality.

    Written by Paul Krill17 Feb. 11 01:11
  • Microsoft, RIM look to entice mobile developers

    Microsoft and RIM are making moves to assist application developers building for the vendors' respective handheld platforms, with Microsoft updating developer tools for Windows Phone and RIM upgrading a simulator for the upcoming RIM PlayBook tablet.

    Written by Paul Krill09 Feb. 11 07:18
  • Mobile developers challenged to boost privacy

    Branches of the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are launching on Friday the 2011 Develop for Privacy Challenge, a competition for mobile application developers to address privacy concerns about mobile phones and other portable devices.

    Written by Paul Krill05 Feb. 11 12:29
  • Yahoo drops its own Hadoop distribution

    Yahoo is discontinuing its distribution of the Hadoop platform and will instead focus on Apache Hadoop, the Hadoop Team at Yahoo said this week.

    Written by Paul Krill02 Feb. 11 07:24
  • NetBeans IDE drops Ruby on Rails backing

    Citing low usage trends and a priority on Java, builders of the NetBeans IDE have killed off Ruby on Rails support in a planned upgrade, the NetBeans community announced on Thursday.

    Written by Paul Krill28 Jan. 11 06:51
  • JCP chair: Organization does not operate in secrecy

    The chair of the JCP (Java Community Process), the official mechanism for amending the Java platform, defended the organisation's openness this week in response to contentions that the JCP operates in secrecy.

    Written by Paul Krill28 Jan. 11 11:46
  • NetBeans 7.0 IDE due this spring

    Version 7. 0 of the NetBeans open source IDE is due in April, featuring capabilities for Java SE 7, as well as faster deployment to the WebLogic Server application server, according to the NetBeans Oracle-sponsored website.

    Written by Paul Krill24 Jan. 11 23:09
  • Micro Focus extends Cobol to Java and the cloud

    Micro Focus on Thursday announced it is extending its Cobol platform to Java and the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform, with the launch of Micro Focus Visual Cobol R3.

    Written by Paul Krill21 Jan. 11 02:23
  • Khronos upgrades standard audio and multimedia APIs

    Khronos Group released on Tuesday upgrades to its OpenSL ES specification for high-performance, low-latency audio and its OpenMax AL specification for multimedia applications on mobile and embedded devices.

    Written by Paul Krill19 Jan. 11 12:38
  • Microsoft adds to security tools for developers

    Microsoft is expanding its roster of SDL (security development lifecycle) tools and services with the beta release of an attack surface analyzer tool as well as the introduction of consulting services on secure development.

    Written by Paul Krill19 Jan. 11 07:28
  • Microsoft offers Web server for developers

    Microsoft began shipping this week IIS (Internet Information Services) Express 7.5, a free version of its IIS Web server optimized for developers. The company also unveiled an embedded database upgrade and an open source content management tool.

    Written by Paul Krill15 Jan. 11 10:32