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  • Google updates App Engine, adds Java support

    Google has announced a new version of its Google App Engine platform including preliminary support for Java applications with the inclusion of an industry standard J2EE server in the cloud.

  • Amazon unveils EC2 plug-in for Eclipse

    Amazon Web Services is hoping to entice more Java developers to build applications and services on its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with a new plug-in for the popular Eclipse Java IDE (integrated development environment).

  • Sun starts JavaFX coding contest

    Hoping to spur adoption of JavaFX, a competitor to RIA technologies like Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight, Sun Microsystems is employing a time-tested strategy: cold, hard cash.

  • Spring founder downplays rumored IBM-Sun merger

    The founder of the popular Spring Framework for Java, Rod Johnson, said Thursday he does not anticipate much impact if a possible acquisition of Java founder Sun by Java advocate IBM comes to fruition.

  • Java crowd has mixed views on potential Sun-IBM deal

    IBM's reported interest in buying Sun Microsystems has Java and open-source community members expressing both hopes and worries about the implications of such a deal on the tools, applications and open-source projects they use every day.

  • SpringSource offers Java tool suite

    SpringSource, developer of the popular Spring Framework for Java development, on Tuesday will release SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) 2.0, an Eclipse-based platform for building Spring-powered Java applications.

  • Sun's open source Java move gets mixed reviews

    In November 2006, Sun Microsystems began making all of its Java technology implementations open source, offering them under the GPL. More than two years later, reactions are mixed as to what exactly has been the impact of this momentous change.

  • Sun executive reveals more open-source plans for JavaFX

    A Sun Microsystems executive has provided a glimpse into the company's future plans for open sourcing JavaFX, its recently released technology for building RIAs (rich Internet applications) for the desktop, mobile devices and other platforms.

  • No Java, Flash for iPhone this Christmas

    There is still a little time left, but it doesn't look like Apple iPhone users will see Adobe Systems and Sun Microsystems get Flash and Java up and running on Apple's handheld device by Christmas.

  • Sun, Microsoft boost IDEs

    In separate moves this week, Sun and Microsoft both proceeded with previously stated plans to boost their software development environments

  • Java update finally ships

    After a nearly two-month delay, Sun announced this week availability of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 Update 10, which offers an improved startup for applications and applets and drag-and-drop capabilities for applets.

  • Java update to boost applets

    An impending update to Java might sound like just an incremental release, based on its cumbersome naming: Java Platform Standard Edition 6 Update 10 (Java SE 6 u10). But the upgrade actually features technology considered critical to reviving the concept of client-side Java applets.

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