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NetBeans 7.2 Release Candidate Available for Download

This version of the venerable open-source integrated dev environment adds new integration with the JavaFX Scene Builder design tool, support for multiple PHP frameworks and updated support for the Groovy language, among other changes.

Google Announces IaaS Cloud Offering

Google announced at its annual Google I/O developer conference that it will offer an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud.

Open Source Developer Survey: Java Still on Top, Mobile Hot, Cloud Not

There are some surprising findings in The Eclipse Foundation's annual survey of developers about their usage of open source tools.

JVM-Targeted Kotlin M2 Released

JetBrains, the force behind the open-source Kotlin project, announced this week the availability of Kotlin M2.

Microsoft Outlines Massive Azure Additions

Microsoft's Windows Azure platform will be receiving support for both Linux and IaaS, and is refocusing its cloud offering as a hybrid product.

Red Hat Unveils Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms, a new open source, hybrid cloud platform aimed at heterogeneous enterprise environments.

MongoDB Training Company Receives a Funding Increase of $42 Million

10gen announced this week that it has received a cash infusion of $42 million.

OpenShift PaaS Roadmap for Enterprises Outlined by Red Hat

Red Hat said it plans to extend its platform as a service (PaaS) OpenShift operating environment to enterprises building private and hybrid clouds, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

New Open Source Mobile/Touch Project Comes to the Java Community

Potix Corporation, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the open source ZK framework, recently unveiled a new community project: ZK Touch.

Java PaaS CloudBees Donates 5 Plugins to Jenkins

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees continues its support of the open-source, Java-based Jenkins continuous integration (CI) tool by contributing five plugins to the community.

Rackspace Moves its Cloud Servers to OpenStack

Rackspace, the first OpenStack co-sponsor and co-contributor along with NASA, announced its cloud compute service is now based on the OpenStack platform.

HP's Converged Cloud Provides Architected Path

Hewlett-Packard recently announced its Converged Cloud strategy the company said aims to combines private, managed and public clouds with traditional IT.

Oracle Proposes Roadmap for JDK 8; Release Set for Sept. 2013

Oracle has proposed several new implementation milestones for version 8 of the Java Development Kit (JDK 8), beginning with Milestone 1 on April 24 and ending with Milestone 6 on Jan. 30, 2013.

Cloud Foundry Celebrates First Year, Releases Deployment Tool

VMware celebrated the first anniversary of its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) today with a mid-day party, the announcement of several new partnerships and the launch of a new deployment tool.

Google Releases Version 1 of Go Programming Language

Go,an open source systems programming language, was first announced by the company in 2009.