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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.

Analysts Weigh In on Apple's Decision To Deprecate Java in Mac OS

Apple quietly issued release notes last week stating that, as of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, "the Java runtime ported by Apple and that ships with Mac OS X is deprecated."

MyEclipse for Spring Released

The new MyEclipse for Spring STS Edition is designed to allow developers to use their code anyway they want without vendor or aspects lock-in.

IBM and Oracle To Collaborate on OpenJDK; Future of Harmony in Doubt

Oracle and IBM Monday announced plans to work together on the OpenJDK project "to improve the rate and pace of innovation" in the Java community. But will Apache's Harmony be a casualty of the collaboration?

Google's Android Market Store Faces New Threat from Amazon

Amazon still won't comment, but evidence is building up that a competitor to Google's Android Market is on the horizon from the Internet retailer, although developers may not like the stricter requirements.

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