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Oracle's Public Cloud Launch Set for June 6

Oracle announced it will release its public cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on Wednesday, June 6.

Agile Platform 7 Simplifies Adoption of DevOps

Agile Web apps toolmaker OutSystems released the latest version of its Agile Platform environment earlier this month.

GitHub App for Windows Devs Released

The code repository and collaboration Web site GitHub is releasing a desktop app that works on Windows versions as far back as Windows XP and as current as pre-release versions of Windows 8.

Facebook To Open App Store

Facebook has announced its own App Center, a platform for selling its apps and acting as a conduit for other mobile apps.

XobotOS Replaces Java With C#

A new project from Xamarin has replaced the Java code underpinning the Android OS with C# code.

Oracle vs. Google: 5 Top Analysts Weigh In on API Implications for Devs and Startups

"If APIs are copyrightable in the U.S., but not the EU, then the implications are substantial...startups will come to Europe." 

RIM Announces BlackBerry 10, Woos Devs with $10K Per App Pledge

Research in Motion (RIM) Tuesday announced the BlackBerry 10, a new smartphone clearly aimed at regaining the market share it's been hemorrhaging over the last few years to market leaders iPhone and Android.

Google Launches Authentication Service for Servers and APIs

Google's newly launched Service Accounts will provide certificate-based authentication to APIs for server-to-server interactions.

Spring Framework Extensions Now Compatible with Spring 3.1

VMware recently announced that all major extensions to its Spring Framework are now compatible with the latest version of the Spring open source Java development framework.

Suit Alleges App Makers Siphoning User Info

According to a lawsuit filed in a Texas court this week, makers of some of the most popular mobile apps are collecting user information without the consumer's consent.

Google, Microsoft, Apple Agree on Mobile Privacy Accord

Six tech companies have agreed to provide clear information on their individual privacy policies before their products are downloaded.

EclipseSource Launches RAP Mobile

EclipseSource has just unveiled RAP mobile, an alternative for developing apps in Java based on the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP).

Mono for Android 4.0 Released

Xamarin this week released Mono for Android 4.0, a set of tools designed to allow developers to build C# apps that run on the latest version of Google's operating system.

Joyent Joins VMware's Community Leads Program To Support Node.js

In an effort to lend its Node.js expertise to VMware's Cloud Foundry project, cloud software and services provider Joyent has signed on to VMware's Community Leads program.

You Can't Do Agile If You Haven't Seen Agile

Do all the research you want, but according to our expert, successful agile transitions require someone who's actually spent time in an agile environment.

Gartner: 70 Billion App Store Downloads by 2014

According to a forecast released by Gartner last week, App stores and marketplaces will be among the top 10 strategic technologies for enterprises next year.

Java PaaS Jelastic Supports App Deployment on Nginx Web Server

Hivetext Technologies announced this week that its Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Jelastic will be supporting the Nginx Web server.

Cloud Hoster AppFog Adds Java Support

Cloud-based hosting service AppFog has added Java to the growing list of languages it supports, the company announced this week.

Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' SDK Released

On Tuesday Google released the software developer kit for its newest version of the Android OS, code-named "Ice Cream Sandwich."

Google Adds MySQL Database to Its App Engine Cloud

Google on Thursday announced a free preview of Google Cloud SQL, which adds a MySQL database Web service to Google's cloud-based App Engine development stack.