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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.

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.

Mueller Defends Java Android Code Claims; Analysts Weigh In

A headline-grabbing claim of the discovery of new evidence supporting Oracle's allegation that Google infringed on copyrights related to the Java Platform in its Android mobile operating system sparked a hot debate in the blogosphere over the weekend.

Initial Code for OpenJDK for Mac OS X Published 

Apple's decision in November to join Oracle and IBM in supporting the OpenJDK project to provide a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X bore fruit this week.