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Alfresco ECM Launches Open Cloud API for Mobile Apps

Alfresco has released a new open API for its cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, Alfresco in the Cloud.

Polyglot PaaS Provider AppFog Acquires Nodester

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company AppFog today announced the acquisition of Nodester, provider of a PaaS based on the open source Node.js server-side JavaScript development environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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