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Ellison Unveils Oracle's Public Cloud, Social Network; Slams Cloud Competitors

Oracle's new Public Cloud is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) designed to run the company's Fusion Applications, which are now generally available.

JRuby Now Supported on Engine Yard Cloud

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails, now supports JRuby applications on its cloud platform, the company announced Wednesday.

Spring Social 1.0 Connects Java Apps to Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, More

Spring Social lets developers connect Java applications to SaaS APIs from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, GitHub and others, and to interact with those services on behalf of their users.

UPDATED: Windows 8 Details Revealed, Developer Preview Live

Microsoft kicked off the preliminaries of its Build conference on Monday by previewing the "Windows 8" operating system.

New Zend Server 5.5 Bridges Dev Ops for Enterprise PHP Apps

Zend Technologies, the creator and commercial maintainer of the PHP dynamic scripting language, today released a new version of its PHP Web application server.

FireMonkey: Embarcadero's New Enterprise RIA Tool

FireMonkey is Embarcadero's new application platform and development framework for building business apps with "ultra-rich" user experiences.

Google Improves 'Native Client' for HTML 5 Web Apps

Google announced on Thursday that it has released a new beta of its Native Client plug-in, which is integrated into its Chrome browser.

Adobe Releases HTML 5 Animation Tool

Adobe made available earlier this week a preview version of its upcoming HTML 5 development tool called Adobe Edge.

Oracle Releases Java 7

Oracle on Thursday announced the availability of the Java Platform Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).

Java IDE Maker JetBrains Creates New JVM Language

JetBrains has introduced a new JVM-targeted programming language, code-named "Kotlin."

ZeroTurnaround To Offer MyEclipse Plugin

ZeroTurnaround and Genuitec have collaborated to create JRebel for MyEclipse.

Microsoft's LightSwitch Released for Visual Studio

Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 on Tuesday -- which is described as a "simplified self-service development tool" that allows for the creation of.NET applications that can be deployed to the desktop, Web or Azure cloud.

ZK Studio Java IDE Now Available as Eclipse Plug-In

Potix Corporation has just made its ZK Studio integrated development environment (IDE) available as an Eclipse plug-in.

Agile Product Watch: Cloud-Based Dashboard, ScrumWorks Pro Update, Oracle Agile PLM Upgrade Tool

A quick look at new/upgraded Agile products from Mendix, Collabnet and Zero Wait-State.

Mono's Future Clears: Xamarin Partners with Attachmate

Attachmate, the company that acquired Novell earlier this year and then laid off virtually all members of the company's Mono team, is now partnering with Xamarin, the startup created by members of that team to continue commercial support of the Mono Project.