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Mono Project Leader Launches New Mono-Focused Company

Miguel de Icaza, the original leader of the Mono Project, an open source implementation of the .NET Framework based on C# and the Common Language Runtime (CLR), has launched a new startup company called Xamarin.

Sonatype Donates Maven Integration Source Code to Eclipse Hudson Project

Hot on the heels of Oracle's decision to move Hudson to the Eclipse Foundation, Sonatype disclosed plans to open source all of its Maven and Eclipse integration work and donate "significant architectural improvements and key commercial features" to the proposed Hudson CI project.

Oracle Proposes Hudson Become Eclipse Foundation Project

Oracle today announced that it has proposed moving the open-source, Java-based continuous integration (CI) server Hudson -- including all the code, the domain name and the trademark -- to the Eclipse Foundation.

Tasktop Integration Tool Aids Eclipse-Based Agile Development

Tasktop Technologies recently announced an update to Tasktop Enterprise, which synchronizes tasks between Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) elements and cross-repository Agile planning.

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).

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.

Eclipse Foundation Launches Open Beta for Web-Based Orion Project

The Eclipse Foundation today unveiled an open beta version of a new hosted implementation of its nascent Orion project -- its proposed browser-based Web development platform.

jQuery-Style Selectors for Server-Side Java

Potix Corporation has released a set of jQuery-style selectors designed to give developers an easy method of selecting and accessing server-side components.

Google Takes 'Contract' Extensions for Java Open Source

Google recently open sourced its Contracts for Java (Cofoja) tool under GNU LGPL.

Microsoft Reaching Out on Open Source Interoperability

Gianugo Rabellino is a man on a mission, giving full attention to open source software and interoperability at Microsoft.

New Oracle SQL Data Modeler Integrates Subversion

Oracle on Monday released a new version of its SQL Developer Data Modeler that integrates the open source version control software Subversion.

Analysts: NetBeans' Dumping of Ruby on Rails 'Predictable,' Future of NetBeans in Doubt?

Analysts weigh in on NetBeans' decision to stop supporting Ruby on Rails with its next release.

Milestone Release of GWT 2.2 Now Available

The first milestone release of the 2.2 version of Google Plugin for Eclipse (GPE) is now available for download.

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.

Oracle Nominates User Group To Fill Apache's JCP Seat

Oracle has nominated a Brazilian Java User Group to fill the vacancy recently left by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) on the Java Community Process executive committee.