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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.

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.

Microsoft Embracing Open Source Drupal 7 CM System

Microsoft today highlighted some of its interoperability accomplishments reflected with the release of the open source Drupal 7 content management (CM) system.

Microsoft Releases Free 'Express' Version of IIS

Microsoft this week released a free version of its Internet Information Server (IIS) Web server, called IIS Express 7.5.

Google Dropping H.264 Codec Support in Chrome

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to support open video codecs in its Chrome Web browser going forward, and it will drop support for the H.264 video codec.

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.

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