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iOS Devs Sued Over Alleged Patent Violation

In a move that could have implications for the entire mobile development community, developers of apps for Apple's iOS mobile platform are being accused of patent violation and ordered to pay up.

App Engine 1.5.0: Google Adds 'Backends' for Java and Python

Google announced the release of App Engine 1.5.0 at its annual I/O conference, underway this week in San Francisco.

Number of Available Android Apps To Surpass Apple in August

The Android OS, which recently vaulted into the No. 1 spot in terms of smartphone sales, is poised to reach another milestone in August: the mobile platform with the greatest number of available apps.

Java Interface for Geospatial Software Approved

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an organization that develops and promotes standards for geospatial content and services, this week approved the 3.0 version of its GeoAPI Interface Standard.

Survey: Developer Interest in Android and WP7 Drops, iOS Holds Strong

Has some of the bloom come off the Android rose? That's what a new survey of developers may be showing.

NetBeans 7.0 Adds JDK 7, HTML 5 Support; Drops Ruby on Rails

Oracle today announced the availability of the 7.0 version of the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE).

3 Billion Android Apps Downloaded, Pace Tracking To Bypass iPhone/iPad Apps

Android smartphones continue to explode in popularity. So it's no surprise that the main driver of smartphones -- the apps that run on them -- should be similarly skyrocketing in usage.

Java and Python Runtimes 'Closer to Parity' in Google App Engine Release

The recent release of Google's App Engine 1.4.3 brings its two supported runtimes -- Python and Java -- "even closer to parity," the company said.

'Mango' for Windows Phone, Silverlight 5 Beta and Kinect Windows SDK Unveiled at Day 2 of MIX

Microsoft Wednesday announced plans to release a major tools update next month for the upcoming "Mango" platform, slated for existing Windows Phones and future later this year.

New Java Integration Framework Launches

Open source integration and messaging company FuseSource this week unveiled a new Eclipse-based IDE for the Apache Camel integration framework.

VMware Launches Cloud Foundry as First 'Open' PaaS

VMware announced the launch of Cloud Foundry, which the company is touting as the as the first "open platform as a service" (PaaS), on Tuesday.

Free iPhone/iPad App Testing Tool Helps Agile Development

Gorilla Logic this week announced a new version of its free, open source FoneMonkey testing tool for iOS applications.

Majority of Dev Projects Run Behind Schedule, Survey Finds

According to an Evans Data Corp. Survey, a majority of programmers responded that 49 percent of scheduled projects tend to finish past its projected date.

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.

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