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Posted by:Ranjani Rao April 25th, 2012
Though JavaFX 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, it is not the most favored means of building rich media apps. JavaFX was first released in 2007 but didn’t quite take off because of the scripting involved. It was soon run over by technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, etc. Four years later, the picture has changed with … Continue reading “Oracle Backs JavaFX But Will It Work?”
Posted by:Monica Samuel April 24th, 2012
Linux 3.3 released on March 18, 2012 and one of the most notable (there were quite a few) features to make news was the merging of the kernel code from the Android project. Why is that a big deal? Well, this event means a lot to Android and Linux programmers. Now, you can basically boot an Android user … Continue reading “Linux 3.3 Merges Android – Makes Android App Developers Happy”
Posted by:Monica Samuel April 19th, 2012
Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010. In August 2010, it filed a lawsuit against Google for patent infringement, unlawful use of Java APIs and a host of other illegalities over Android. While a good number of Oracle’s earlier claims have been invalidated by courts, the recent trial sees the scale tipping in Oracle’s favor with evidence of … Continue reading “The Oracle Google War Flares Up – Will it Burn Android?”
Posted by:Monica Samuel April 12th, 2012
Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) or Android 4.0, the purported unifying platform that would ultimately end fragmentation woes for Android developers hasn’t really lived up to its promise. Months after the November 2011 release of ICS, only 1.54% of Android users are on the latest version. Don’t get me wrong. This does not imply that ICS is … Continue reading “Ice Cream Sandwich Not a Fragmentation Fixer After All”
Posted by:Monica Samuel April 10th, 2012
Joomla has evolved from a ‘little CMS that could’ project that it was in 2005 to a powerful content management tool that enterprises are now giving a serious thought to. Changing market trends and building pressures are compelling businesses to rework their approach, making them more open to open source software. At the same time, open source software has matured … Continue reading “Joomla 2.5 Launches the CMS to Enterprise Space”

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