Newscast for April 2nd 2010
- Apple, Android, HTC, marketplaces and ex-CEOs.
- Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML specifications and former Sun director of web technologies, joins Google as developer advocate.
- Is Java.net going to Sonatype for infrastructure?
- Miguel De Icaza speaks out against microsoft's handling of .NET, then the article mysteriously disappears (but Google still has it cached).
- Fallout from the Oracle acquisition of Sun continues, with Simon Phipps, former Sun open source officer, being elected to the OSI (Open Source Initiative) board of directors.
- A quick mention: the large hadron collider in CERN has had its first successful run.
- The Eclipsecon e4-rover mars challenge winner was announced at EclipseCon last week.
- Amazon announced a new Java SDK for Amazon Web Services at EclipseCon.
- DZone has a write up of the major news from EclipseCon.
- 11 sessions from the Glassfish virtual conference are now available in podcast form.
- Primefaces, available for both JSF 1.0 and 2.0, has just been released open source under the Apache v2 license.
- Google has launched the Google Apps Marketplace (not to be confused with the Android marketplace).
- Aaron Houston has joined Adobe as the community manager for several of their user groups including Flex, Air and ColdFusion.
- There may yet be hope for an improved Date and Time API for Java 7.
- How to kill an OSGi project in 10 questions by Adam Bien.
- It looks like the first Scala Days event, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 15th and 16th is assured success.
- The Scala team is organizing proposals for this year's Google summer of code.
- And a Scala application of the week. Kojo is a Scala learning environment written using the NetBeans rich client platform.
- IndicThreads has more information about Groovy++.
- Buttons stop working on Linux, the truth revealed
- PDF based replacement for Help
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