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Open Source Java ESB Upgrade Adds DevOps, Cloud Features

Mule ESB 3.1 adds new orchestration features, a new management console and new collaborative capabilities.

Oracle's MySQL 5.5 Release Aimed at the Web

Last month's general availability of Oracle's MySQL 5.5 is a significant release.

Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Acquires Stax

Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) company CloudBees has acquired Stax Networks, the two companies disclosed this week.

Microsoft Unveils Silverlight 5 Beta Features

Silverlight 5 offers improvements targeted at premium media experiences and enterprise apps, according to Microsoft. The public beta is slated for the first half of 2011.

New Tool Suite for Maven-Centric Java Development Released

Sonatype today released an integrated development suite for Maven-centric Java development featuring Maven, Nexus Professional, Hudson and m2eclipse, plus integration with Maven Central.

IDE Supporting Rails 3.0 Released by JetBrains

A software development tools maker headquartered in the Czech Republic may be the first vendor to release an IDE that supports Rails 3.0.

Oracle To Offer Free and Paid 'Premium' Versions of JVM

Oracle is planning to offer two versions of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) sometime in the future, one free and one a commercial "premium" version, a company spokesperson said last week.

Analysts Weigh In on Apple's Decision To Deprecate Java in Mac OS

Apple quietly issued release notes last week stating that, as of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, "the Java runtime ported by Apple and that ships with Mac OS X is deprecated."

Apps.gov To Add Storage, Virtualization and Web Hosting Services

Government agencies will soon have access to storage, virtualization and Web hosting applications via Apps.gov, the General Service Administration's cloud-based storefront, government officials said yesterday.

MyEclipse for Spring Released

The new MyEclipse for Spring STS Edition is designed to allow developers to use their code anyway they want without vendor or aspects lock-in.

IBM and Oracle To Collaborate on OpenJDK; Future of Harmony in Doubt

Oracle and IBM Monday announced plans to work together on the OpenJDK project "to improve the rate and pace of innovation" in the Java community. But will Apache's Harmony be a casualty of the collaboration?

Microsoft Moves WebMatrix to Beta 2

WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open-source package manager Microsoft announced today. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.

RIM Launches New BlackBerry App Dev Platforms for Enterprise, Web, Social

Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled a new enterprise development platform at its annual developer conference in San Francisco this week, along with a new Web development platform, a new "social platform," an advertising service, a new set of analytics services and other tools and services.

JavaOne 2010 Round-Up: Oracle's Plans for Java SE, JavaFX, Eclipse Sapphire, More

The first JavaOne Conference since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems may have been stuffed into the Hilton Hotel, a half mile from its usual Moscone Center environs, but it still managed to deliver some useful sessions, worthwhile keynotes and plenty of vendor announcements.

Google Re-Releases GWT Designer, Other Eclipse, Java Dev Tools; Offers Them Free

Google on Thursday announced that it is relaunching several products acquired in its August purchase of Instantiations and offering them to developers at no charge.