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Gartner: 70 Billion App Store Downloads by 2014

According to a forecast released by Gartner last week, App stores and marketplaces will be among the top 10 strategic technologies for enterprises next year.

Java PaaS Jelastic Supports App Deployment on Nginx Web Server

Hivetext Technologies announced this week that its Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Jelastic will be supporting the Nginx Web server.

Cloud Hoster AppFog Adds Java Support

Cloud-based hosting service AppFog has added Java to the growing list of languages it supports, the company announced this week.

Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' SDK Released

On Tuesday Google released the software developer kit for its newest version of the Android OS, code-named "Ice Cream Sandwich."

Google Adds MySQL Database to Its App Engine Cloud

Google on Thursday announced a free preview of Google Cloud SQL, which adds a MySQL database Web service to Google's cloud-based App Engine development stack.

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.

Oracle's Plans for Java Unveiled at JavaOne

Just some of the many announcements includes plans to "bridge the gap" between Java ME and Java SE, an approach to modularizing Java SE 8 that will rely on the Jigsaw platform, and a new project that aims to use HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform.

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.

BigMemory + Ehcache = a Terabyte Per JVM

Terracotta today launched a release candidate of version 3.6 of its namesake in-memory software with upgraded versions of both its BigMemory and Ehcache technologies.

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.

Cloudify Deploys Java on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has just rolled out the public beta of its Cloudify for Azure enterprise Java application platform for on-boarding JEE, Spring and big-data apps to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

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.

Follow Safe Practices To Develop Securely for Mobile Apps

Investing the time to apply the proper auditing and testing techniques is worth the time, according to security experts.

When Milliseconds Make Millions: Why Wall Street Programmers Earn the Big Bucks

David Ramel follows up his "Highest Paid Programmers" article with a look inside the world of high-frequency trading (HTF), where coders earn top dollars and even nanoseconds count.

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."

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.

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.

MyEclipse Blue + Spring = Bling IDE

Genuitec and Skyway Software today released a new IDE -- MyEclipse Bling -- aimed at IBM shops adopting Spring in their WebSphere-deployable applications.

Eclipse Release Train 'Indigo' Launches 62 Projects

This year's synchronized simultaneous launch of multiple Eclipse projects is the biggest yet, involving the work of 408 developers and 49 organizations contributing to 62 projects.

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