- Google: A little more like Microsoft every day | The Open Road – CNET News – I liked to think that third parties like Mozilla helped to ensure that Google would "not be evil." Time will tell if Google has the will power to keep itself honest.
- Adobe AIR powered cyn.in desktop fuses instant messengers and web based collaboration – AIR – The cyn.in desktop client is a beautiful new Adobe AIR application designed to improve collaboration between teams. The application, created by Cynapse, includes a variety of powerful features designed to make communication and collaboration easy between teams
- InfoQ: Beyond Consolidation: Building a Better Development Environment with VMware – In this article Mak King describes advanced application of virtualization that goes far beyond server consolidation. Learn about the techniques and benefits behind putting your developers on virtual servers, all proving that virtualization is far from limited to commonplace consolidation. Additionally, and completely without a desire to be bandwagoners, the approach described in Mak's article is clearly "green computing."
- Google’s Mayer: Staying Innovative In a Downturn – BusinessWeek – The mantra that's been flooding the Googleplex this year? 'Scarcity brings clarity,' explains Marissa Mayer, Google Vice-President
- How to choose a netbook | Small is beautiful | The Economist – The upshot is that netbooks are great as cheap, simple and small computers for performing basic tasks—especially if the pre-installed software does what you want it to.
- Code Snippets – Snipplr Social Snippet Repository – Snipplr is a public source code repository that gives you a place to store and organize all the little pieces of code that you use each day. Best of all, it lets you share your code snippets with other coders and designers. Did we mention it works with TextMate, too? It's code 2.0.
- Microsoft Web Platform – The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework.
- Reading between the lines of Red Hat’s Google Web Toolkit play | The Open Road – CNET News – In other words, Red Hat's work with GWT is a chance for Red Hat to cater to developers already-expressed desires for a Red Hat RIA story, but within the context of the enterprise
- Key data center architect leaves Microsoft, headed for Amazon – TechFlash: Seattle’s Technology News Source – James Hamilton, one of the big brains behind Microsoft's data center strategy, has left the company, according to a note on his Microsoft home page. And we just confirmed that he's headed across town to Amazon.com, one of Microsoft's key rivals in the market for Web services and cloud computing.
- Top Java Developers Offer Advice to Students – Since 1999, java.sun.com writers have interviewed Java developers from diverse backgrounds and solicited their advice for students. In this article, 11 top Java developers share the fruits of long experience
- JetBrains Delivers Meta Programming System Beta – JetBrains, maker of the popular IntelliJ IDEA Java tool set, announces the beta version of its Meta Programming System for application development. JetBrains' MPS encourages the use of DSLs and code generation. MPS also implements the Language-Oriented Programming paradigm for building enterprise applications
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