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Technology refresh for my BBWeblog open source project

They say most Open Source projects are born from a need for something that doesn’t exist yet or because the alternatives that already exist don’t do exactly what you want. Sometime around 2002/2003 I started building a bulletin-board/blog/notetaking app which … Continue reading

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Apple to donate Mac OS X implementation of JVM plus tools and support libraries to OpenJDK project

If only the timing of Apple’s announcement that they are deprecating the current version of the Java VM and no longer supporting future development coincided with this week’s announcement that they are going to donate the OS X implementation of … Continue reading

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Oracle’s Premium JVM is here already

There’s been chatter this week about Oracle’s comments around offering a paid/premium version of the JVM as well as a free version, and what this mean for the Java community. As far as I know (I’m not sure because I … Continue reading

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Apache threaten to leave JCP if Oracle doesn’t grant license for Harmony JVM

The Java world is changing with Oracle at the controls. Based on recent events, it would seem Oracle is determined to destroy the Java community that Sun had invested so much time and effort to grow and foster. Oracle are … Continue reading

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Job’s Java-less future for Mac OS X is confusing for Java developers

One of Job’s announcements mixed in the week’s news about Mac OX Lion and the new MacBook Airs etc was that the Java JVM for Mac OS X was being ‘deprecated’ and would not be further developed beyond the current … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs ranting about Android vs iPhone mostly FUD and untrue

Steve Jobs took time on the Apple financial call yesterday to discuss how the iOS platform is better than Android, since the ‘open’ platform of Android is becoming fragmented while the ‘closed’ iOS platform remains consistent. He gave an example … Continue reading

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Successfully rooted and flashed my myTouch3g with the Cyanogen 6.0 mod (Android 2.2)

I was extremely worried this was going to turn out bad and brick my phone, but following the instructions from theunlockr (more details here) worked out great. Turns out this version of 2.2 on a myTouch3g is extremely responsive, and … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 coming on Monday – does anyone really care?

Microsoft are having yet another try at getting a foothold in the mobile phone market, this time with Windows Phone 7. cnet ask if the launch of Windows Phone 7 will be the ‘defining moment’ for Ballmer. After a string … Continue reading

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Oracle lay out ‘Plan A’ and Plan B’ for Java 7, and select Plan B for next release

Mark Reinhold, the Chief Architect for the Java platform, recently laid out details for two alternatives for the next Java release. Plans have obviously been changed somewhat due to Oracle buying out Sun, and as a result there will not … Continue reading

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Gartner predicts Android based phones to surge ahead of Apple’s iOS devices by next year

Android based devices according to Gartner are neck and neck with Apple’s iOS based devices in market share. But by next year, Gartner predicts Android will surge ahead. More info here.

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