Rackspace is best known for co-founding OpenStack with NASA. As the open source cloud stack moves under the control of an independent foundation, and the OpenStack Summit gets underway, the public/private cloud provider has released two new PHP and Java SDKs targeting developers
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Developers and London's drivers can find out where congestion is across the capital thanks to real-time information made available by Transport for London on its website and a new twitter feed.The live traffic news website gives people access to the feeds from over 170 cameras across London.
Demand is hottest this year for Java developers, new survey of 1,200 hiring managers shows.
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
Free and open source software company Red Hat has launched JBoss Application Server 7, which touts Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile certification, easier deployment and a smaller memory footprint among its key developments.JBoss Application Server 7 can be issued as an on-site, virtualised or cloud-based deployment, which the company said provides developers with more freedom to create enterprise Java apps as well as mobile applications.
Microsoft's .Net and Java are still winning the software development bake-off, but enterprises and SMBs are increasingly eyeing rich browser interfaces and open source frameworks.
Google has updated its App Engine platform, adding extra Python and Java development tools.The platform — which allows developers to build web apps that can be deployed across Google's infrastructure — first launched in 2008, but did not include support for the Java runtime until 2009.
RIM has launched a public beta of its BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform, which makes it possible for developers to build BBM functionality into their apps
A group of open source developers have embarked upon a project called IcedRobot that is building a Java virtual machine for Android based on the GPL-based OpenJDK.Yes, they are concerned about the "implications of Oracle winning its lawsuit against Google," noted IP activist Florian Mueller.
Microsoft has been touting for a while the ability for developers to use a variety of tools, like Java, PHP, Ruby and Eclipse, when developing applications for Windows Azure. But the company is going to step up its Java support for Azure in the coming weeks and months, elevating Java to a "first-class citizen" in the Microsoft cloud realm.
Morphlabs enhances mCloud Controller making internal clouds easy for Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP developers.
Oracle and IBM have unveiled a new collaboration that will allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) reference implementation.
As long as they stay updated with evolving patent landscape and utilize codes licensed under established patent registries, open source developers needn't worry about facing lawsuits similar to Oracle-Google Java saga, industry watchers note.
BPS enables developers to easily compose and orchestrate business processes using WS-BPEL. Version 2.0 adds support for two emerging open source human-centric process specifications, which are currently under OASIS standardization review. Additional new features include Scheduled instance cleanup, Java Message Service (JVM) API support, and XML Path extension support.
Google's enterprise ambitions with Google Docs and Gmail are well known, but the company also has the potential to land enterprise software developers going forward with hybrid cloud apps, according to a Forrester Research report.
Users seem quite satisfied with the Oracle stewardship of open source Java and mySQL. Developers on the Open Solaris Governing Board, on the other hand, are in revolt.
TfL has been forced to temporarily shelve its live data services after receiving 10 million requests per week from app developers and London commuters
While Windows Azure is designed first and foremost to appeal to .Net developers, Microsoft has been adding tools for those who want to work on cloud apps using PHP, Ruby and even -- gasp -- Java. Recently, Microsoft went public with proof-of-concept information about another Java tool that can be hosted on .Net: The Jetty HTTP server.
BlackBerry Push Service lets developers create Java apps and BlackBerry widgets that will transfer content out to users' devices almost instantaneously
New SDKs for Python and Java are designed to make it easier for developers to take advantage of VMware's 'virtual datacentre'
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