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Facebook Goes iOS Native

Facebook updated its app for iOS devices after customer complaints of slow operating speeds.

Java SE 7 Update Includes Support for Mac OS X

Oracle's recent release of the Java Platform Standard Edition 7 Update 6 (Java SE 7 U6) is available on Mac OS X.

Oracle Extends Support Again for Java SE 6

Oracle recently announced it will continue to support Java SE 6 until Feb 2013, extending the so-called end-of-life (EOL) date for the five-year-old development platform a second time

Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Grows Its Ecosystem

CloudBees has added six vendors to its partner ecosystem, adding new services the company says will fill more holes in the road for Java jocks rolling toward the cloud.

OpenStack Preview Released

The Technology Preview of Red Hat's OpenStack software was released this week.

Private Cloud Software Released by Rackspace

Rackspace has made available free software for the purpose of building private clouds based on the same platform that runs the company's cloud hosting service.

Oversubscribed Beta Pushes WSO2's API Manager Into General Availability

After more than 140 developers applied to join the beta test of WSO2's new API Manager, the enterprise middleware maker has decided to make it generally available (GA).

Microsoft's App Hub Replaced With Dev Center

Windows Phone developers have a new home for their applications. Say goodbye to the App Hub, and hello to Windows Phone Dev Center.

Nimbula Adds Hadoop to Private Cloud

Nimbula is now offering what it claims is the first Apache Hadoop-based distribution designed to process Big Data in private clouds.

Zing Java Virtual Machine Now Free to Open Source Developers

Java runtime maker Azul Systems recently made its flagship Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) available to open source developers for free for use in development, qualification and testing.

AppFog Partners with Rackspace To Support OpenStack

Platform-as-a-Service provider AppFog recently announced it has joined with cloud hoster Rackspace to make it possible for its users to deploy apps on the OpenStack-based Rackspace cloud.

Survey: Android Tablets To Overtake the iPad

A study shows that, although the iPad does hold a healthy lead among those who already own a tablet, those who have yet to buy a tablet device are much more open to Android.

Rackspace Expands Support for the OpenStack Platform

Racskpace announced that as of August 1, its Cloud Servers and its Rackspace Cloud Databases now run on the OpenStack platform.

HP Releases Cloud Object Storage to Public

Hewlett-Packard announced on Wednesday that customers can purchase the company's HP Cloud Object Storage and CDN.

Microsoft: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Coming to Devs Aug. 15

On Wednesday Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5 are build complete and will be released to Microsoft-focused developers starting Aug. 15.

Amazon Releases AWS Cloud Security Practices

Last week the company submitted a 42-page document detailing security policies for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Available for Download

Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 this week and announced that it's available for download.

Tool Analyzes Open Source Components in Your Java Apps

Sonatype on Wednesday launched a new on-demand service that analyzes the open-source components in Java applications for security, licensing and quality problems.

Sun Veterans Create SDK for Native Java on the iPhone

Codename One is developing a new SDK designed to allow Java developers to create native applications for multiple mobile/tablet platforms.

SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Updated, Service Pack Announced

Microsoft last week updated the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit to "release to manufacturing" status, according to a tweet from the product's Twitter page.

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