Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Daily links for 08/31/2011

Java creator quits Google, develops robot comms » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion “James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has quit Google after only five months at the firm, and has joined a startup … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2011

HTML5 Mobile App Framework PhoneGap Adds Facebook Connect Plugin | TechCrunch “Nitobi, creators of the HTML5-based mobile app framework PhoneGap, have today launched the PhoneGap Facebook Connect plugin. The addition of the plugin means that developers building apps using Web … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/24/2011

Idevnews | Evans Data Finds Three-Fourths of Enterprises Focus on Mobile Apps “Mobile app development is taking off in all directions, according to Evans Data Corp.’s Mobile Development Survey released this month. The survey found nearly three-fourths of enterprise devs … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/22/2011

Android developers run afoul of source licences | TechCentral.ie “While Google‘s Android is offered under the Apache and GPL licences, the mobile operating system has components referencing 19 open source licences overall, Black Duck Software executive Peter Vescuso told an … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/19/2011

A tale of two failures: Microsoft’s Kin and HP’s TouchPad | ZDNet “Last year, Microsoft pulled the plug on its Kin phone after only seven weeks. HP just discontinued its TouchPad after even a shorter lifespan. It’s embarrassing to fail … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/18/2011

In U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer | Nielsen Wire “However, because Apple is the only company manufacturing smartphones with the iOS operating system, it is clearly the top smartphone manufacturer in the United … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/17/2011

Exclusive: How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app | VentureBeat “The app is two to 10 times faster on the client side than its predecessor, and on the server side, it’s using a fraction of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/16/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab ban lifted in Europe | Apple – CNET News “Citing confirmation from Peter Schutz, spokesman for the Dusseldorf District Court, IDG’s Webwereld (English version) said that Samsung can now resume sales of its Tab tablet throughout Europe, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/13/2011

Linux Top 10 Things Linux Users Don’t Understand « FOSS Force “So, here it is, just to prove that we don’t always pick on Windows, ten things that Linux users don’t understand.” tags: linux users Mobile Mobile Sites vs. Mobile … Continue reading

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Work on Google+, party on Facebook

Several weeks ago I posted an entry on my evolving social media operating policy. I think things are even clearer now: I use Google+ to follow people and topics relevant to my work and other professional interests. My posts there … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/11/2011

Caching IBM Redbooks | WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and Management “This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains a summary of the leading practices for implementing and managing a WebSphere® eXtreme Scale installation. The information in this book is a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/10/2011

Mobile Amazon Escapes the App Trap Too – Simon Says… “Well, it’s happened. As TechCrunch noted today, Amazon has quietly launched read.amazon.com, a full-featured HTML 5 version of the Kindle that runs perfectly on the iPad browser, looks for all … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/09/2011

Mobile More on HTML5 for Mobile Application Developers “HTML5’s geo-location application programming interface (API), is to me one of the most interesting features.  It enables mobile web sites to access a mobile device’s GPS technology.  The W3C geolocation API specification … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/07/2011

Innovation IBM, Apple Top List of 10 Most Innovative IT Companies – IT Infrastructure – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “IBM is the most innovative company in IT, period. The Aug. 8 issue of Forbes contains a list of what … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2011

Apparently, Android Is the Least Open of the Open Source Platforms “The study, done by market research firm, VisionMobile took a look at Android, Eclipse, the Linux kernel, MeeGo, Firefox, Qt, Symbian and WebKit and focused on their open governance, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/03/2011

Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android Seen Beating BlackBerry, Windows Phone in Enterprise – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD “While there’s no question that the iPhone and Android are killing it on the consumer side, a new survey finds that … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/02/2011

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 samples “WebSphere Application Server V8 samples are new and improved! Although you will continue to find key sample applications installed with the product, most samples are now available online and can be accessed from a new … Continue reading

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IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal – June, 2011

The IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal is a great resource for the latest technical news, advice, and details about what’s happening within the WebSphere line of products. Yes, this is kind of a message from my sponsor, but there is … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/01/2011 – Java Edition

Develop with real-time Java “Runtime processes (garbage collection, class loading, Just-in-time compilation, and thread scheduling) in conventional Java virtual machines (JVMs) make them incapable of running applications with real-time behavior. Real-time extensions to Java technology—based on the Real-time Specification for … Continue reading

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