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Amazon Appstore Opens, Without AT&T Support

The Amazon Appstore for Android is officially open for business.

UniBrows Tool Provides Continuity Solution for IE 6 Web Apps

Browsium Inc. has released a tool for IT orgainzations dealing with the situation of upgrading IE 6-based Web apps.

Amazon App Store To Offer Exclusive Angry Birds Title

In an effort to drive traffic to its imminent app store, Amazon.com will exclusively offer a spin-off version of one of the most popular mobile device games of all time -- Angry Birds.

Oracle Delivers Mobile Java Framework for Cross-Platform App Creation

The Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile Client is designed to let developers working in Oracle's JDeveloper IDE to build enterprise apps for mobile platforms using the skills they already have, the company said

GlassFish 3.1 Features OSGi Improvements, Brings Back Clustering Support

The latest release of Oracle's GlassFish Java application server, announced last week, puts a lot of emphasis on developer productivity.

Apache Retires Excalibur

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has officially retired the Excalibur Project, a platform for component and container applications built on the Java platform.

Survey: Security Processes Lacking in Corporate Application Development

According to a report by Creative Intellect Consulting, 59 percent of enterprise development teams are not following quality and security processes "rigorously" when developing new software.

Malware Targeting Android Phones Growing

According to researchers at Symantec Corp., Google's Android operating system is increasingly becoming the target of malicious code.

Amazon Hopes Its Marketing Edge Draws Android Devs

Software development companies, especially smaller ones that may only have a handful (or fewer) of developers, usually know a lot more about writing code than they do about marketing their products.

IntelliJ IDE To Provide Full Java 7 Support

JetBrains, the Prague-based creator of code-centric Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA, this week took the wraps off the upcoming version of its flagship development environment.

Developers Unhappy with New Apple App Rules; Antitrust Investigation Possible

Apple is riling up many in its developer community with new restrictions on what companies can sell within -- and outside of -- iPhone and iPad applications.

Android Market Gets Makeover

The Android Market has gotten a significant upgrade, including a Web-based browsing system, and new payment and currency options.

Devs: Android Catching up to iPad

In a manner similar to its growth in the smartphone arena, Google's mobile OS, Android, is gaining ground quickly on Apple's iOS, which powers the iPhone and iPad devices.

Future of Java 'Constrained by Oracle's Business Model,' Analysts Say

The future of Java under the stewardship of Oracle will be shaped by that company's business model, say Forrester Research analysts.

Amazon Web Services Reaches Out To Developers

Amazon Web Services this week took a significant step forward in making it easier for developers to deploy its apps to the company's widely used cloud services.

GAO and VA Squabble Over Agile Development Project, Procedures

Exactly what Agile software development means and how it should be implemented came under unusual scrutiny in government circles recently as two federal agencies squabbled about delays in a project.

7 Key Factors for Successful Agile Development

Expert Lisa Crispin offers her top tips for successful agile development and testing.

Google Updates Android Market

Google knows that the success of its Android mobile OS will rise or fall with the success of the applications being built for it, so earlier this month it announced some improvements.

6 More Cloud Platforms You Don't Know About (But Should)

Make sure you know all your options before you pick a cloud provider. Here's six more up-and-coming cloud computing platforms that should be on your radar.

Android Sales Double-Up iPhone

Android smartphone outsold its closest rival, Apple's iPhone, by a nearly two-to-one margin in the third quarter of this year, according to NPD.