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Oracle submits specs for Java 7 and 8

An Oracle official detailed on Tuesday the submissions of upcoming Java releases to the formal specification process, including versions 7 and 8 of Java's standard edition.

RIM: Smartphone app builders must know audience

Given the complexities of different smartphone platforms, software builders embarking on an enterprise application project for these systems must know their audience, an official with smartphone maker RIM said Tuesday.

Sencha offers HTML5 framework for mobile apps

Sencha began offering on Monday Sencha Touch, an HTML5-based mobile application development framework for touch-based devices. The company also detailed plans for an upgrade to its Ext JS JavaScript framework.

Microsoft, Adobe proclaim their love for HTML5

Representatives of Microsoft and Adobe on Tuesday both espoused their companies' love for HTML5 technology at the HTML5 Live conference held within a few blocks of New York's Times Square, even though the vendors offer technologies perceived as HTML5...

Oracle moving to merge JRockit, HotSpot JVMs

Oracle is moving forward with plans to merge its two Java virtual machines (JVMs) and to provide a single microkernel for its open source GlassFish and commercial WebLogic application servers.

Microsoft's Silverlight damage control intensifies

More Microsoft executives are chiming in this week about the company's commitment to the Silverlight rich Internet application platform, after comments from another executive had raised questions about Silverlight's future.

Drupal 7 nears release candidate stage

Drupal 7, the next major version of the popular open source content management system, could reach a release candidate stage as early as this week, the founder of the system said on Wednesday.

Oracle lays out its cloud vision

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison famously once asked, "What the hell is cloud computing?" Nonetheless, Oracle has jumped onto the cloud bandwagon, with company officials on Monday afternoon touting the concept and the products and services that accommodate i...

Cloud computing underwhelms PHP developers

While technology vendors continue to pound home the message of cloud computing, PHP developers Tuesday viewed the concept as overhyped and were not in agreement on its benefits.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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