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Mozilla-powered IDE Komodo 7 gets new collaboration features and extends support to Node.js and LESS.
Open source client for MQTT protocol could open up the Internet of Things.
Beta releases of PHP 5.4 and Zend Framework 2.0 show developers what to expect in major updates set to debut in 2012.
Popular open source version control system gets a major release aimed at meeting enterprise needs.
New release of Coverity 5.5 static analysis tool integrates FindBugs and Jenkins to expand continuous build and test workflow.
Oracle lays out roadmap for Java releases
Java Chief Architect Mark Reinhold gives a glimpse of the future of Java at JavaOne, going beyond Java 7 to give a sneak peek of Java 8 and Java 9.
The dev release of Zend Server previews cloud automation capabilities for the PHP middleware server.
Application vulnerability testing toolkit finally stabilizes with new PHP static analysis tools.
Rails 3.1 is now at the RC stage. What's new in the open source Ruby framework, and why should developers be excited?
Latest release of Perl open source language continues to expand features for developers.
Fork? What fork? Oracle re-affirms its open source commitment to the Hudson continuous integration project, moving it to Eclipse with multi-vendor support.
The NetBeans 7 release adds Java 7 and HTML 5 support, as well as new integration with WebLogic to the open source IDE.
Zend partners with RightScale in new PHP development effort for the cloud.
Adobe updates Flex and Flash Builder with new releases that enable developers to develop for multiple mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry and even iOS.
Mono for Android adds a new mobile target for .NET developers.
The Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee votes in favor of JSR 342 for Java EE 7, clearing the way for the more cloud-optimized spec.
Eclipse effort to build a browser-based embeddable IDE continues to grow.
New Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client enables developers to extend enterprise apps to Java-enabled smartphones.
Python 3.2 is now available. Is it finally time to ditch Python 2.x?
Fork of Oracle OpenOffice hits its first release, improving Windows support, taking aim at old bugs and reducing the dependency on Java.
The Mozilla Skywriter Web editor leaves Mozilla Labs to become part of the Ajax.org Cloud9 Editor.
Eclipse Foundation kicks off new effort to build a Web-based dev tool, but don't think of it as Eclipse for the Web, it's something different.
New version of JRuby updates core Ruby on Java and adds performance improvements on Windows.
Popular open source content management system Drupal gets a major boost after a long development cycle. Is it now ready for the enterprise?
Open source language and tool development ramped up in 2010, a big year for Java and Ruby while PHP, Perl and Python also advanced.
Google set to launch the WindowBuilder Java GUI designer and CodePro Profiler at Eclipse, donating code worth over $5 million.
Google's real-time collaboration project Wave is set to become an Apache project. Novell believes that open source can advance the technology.
The newly released Google App Engine 1.4 promises better performance and new capabilities for cloud application deployment.
Oracle puts Java 7 and 8 features up for Java Community approval, providing a clear indication of what the next two major versions of Java are likely to include.
Zend Studio 8 and Framework 1.11 debut at ZendCon, as Zend aims to bring PHP development to the cloud and to mobile developers.
Open source Fog project gets commercial backing and advances effort for multi-cloud interoperability for Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
IBM joins Oracle in the OpenJDK open source Java project, mitigating potential fragmentation and giving new credibility to Oracle's Java leadership.
Open source Apache project revs up OpenSocial support for Web developers, but Facebook isn't at the party.
New MuleSoft release of commercially enhanced version of Tomcat debuts with performance and security features, adding support for Tomcat 7.
Popular Web development IDE based on Mozilla Framework gets a major update with new Python 3, HTML5 and CSS 3 features.
New efforts from the commercial PHP vendor will help developers to better build PHP apps for the cloud.
New servers, desktop and mobile initiatives for Java are detailed as Oracle takes stewardship of Java.
OpenLogic's new tool helps mobile developers ensure they're in compliance with open source licenses.
The Microsoft-sponsored open source CodePlex Foundation nears its first anniversary and lays out a plan for growth in its second year.
New version of the open source Ruby language release brings stability and features to the 1.9.x cycle. But is it a gem?
New version of App Engine improves multi-tenancy and adds a high-performance image serving system.
W3C's Web Open File Format standard for Web fonts nears completion, holding the potential to improve online typography for users of all major browsers.
New tools announced at Black Hat will enable Google and Bing search queries for security vulnerability detection.
How does Facebook deliver social networking to 500 million people? It takes a whole lot of storage and some open source goodness.
Perl 5.12 has been out since April, and now new tools are coming to market to help developers make use of the open source language. Will it matter? Is anyone actually using Perl 5.12 yet?
First production-ready milestone of the CouchDB open source NoSQL database is released, providing stability and performance gains for developers and users.
The final Python 2.x release is now available, but does that mean developers need to jump to Python 3.x now?
Nearly four years after the last major Cayenne release, version 3.0 raises the bar on object relational mapping (ORM) with new performance and caching features.
With both the Eclipse IDE and NetBeans IDE, Oracle is aiming to grow its Java developer ecosystem.
Java app server gets its first major refresh in years, but it's not quite stable -- yet.
Latest PDT release will drive improved PHP development experience for developers.
New cluster tool from Zend Framework maker aims to provide more scale for PHP deployments.
The coordinated Helios release of Eclipse projects delivers new tools for developers to build and deploy applications with the Eclipse IDE.
Oracle adds JavaFX composer and PHP tools to the new NetBeans IDE release, expanding the types of apps developers can build.
RoR version 3 has some great features slated for your Ruby on Rails development, but when will it finally be released -- and why has it taken so long?
Linux gaining tractions as a development platform, but it still lags behind Windows.
Over 60 bugs were reported in PHP in May, should PHP users and developers be worried?
New study shows that dynamic language developers are increasingly looking to cloud-based deployments.
Open source distributed caching gets a boost of cash and management. Where does memcached go from here?
New effort expands Eclipse development beyond just big projects to an open system on Google Code.
New open source Native Client SDK debuts for Chrome, bringing C and C++ to the Web. But is it just another form of vendor lock-in?
Data management vendor acquisition will help to bring cloud-level data scale for Java applications.
New commercial support and technology is on the way for the R language used for running analytics on big data.
Open source content management system adds new commercial offerings as work continues on Drupal's next major release.
Still waiting for Perl 6? It could be a while, but in the meantime developers are improving Perl 5 as the sturdy language remains popular in the enterprise.
After years of development, a new version of the widely used Java build tool is nearing completion. The founder and project lead shares an early look.
The JRuby language gets commercial support as a major new JRuby version approaches, promising easier integration of Ruby development and Java.
What about Firefox makes it an enabling tool for developing content and code for the Web?
EclipseCon kicks off with the Eclipse Foundation now advancing beyond just tooling.
New technology from Maven backers Sonatype is designed to make open source Java build management technology more consumable to Eclipse and enterprise users.
New study reveals a dramatic shift in the last year. Who came out on top: Android or the iPhone?
New version of commercial Tomcat Java server debuts combining Java smarts with VMware virtualization.
Former Novell CTO takes the vacant CEO spot at the W3C web standards body.
NoSQL database variant gears up with commercial support from cloud vendor and project sponsor Cloudant.
Partnership between HP and code scanning vendor Fortify provides a view of application security from development code to runtime server.
New data confirms that PHP developers have differing tastes when it comes to their operating system of choice for development and for deployment.
Need support for dynamic languages? You don't have to rely on just the community.
Everyone knows that CVS is a legacy tech for code repositories, right?
Over 90 percent of Facebook servers are now using HipHop as the project opens to the community, promising better performance and scalability.
Founder of popular open source CMS opens up about new efforts to make Drupal easier to install as version 7 approaches.
A new Firefox release model is now set to take hold, which will see the popular browser's developers embrace more of an Agile-like methodology.
Popular open source app testing project gets funding and commercial products, too.
Java SE 6 Update 18 could be the last from Sun before the Oracle acquisition closes.
Facebook is built on open source Apache technology, and now it's making support of the ASF official.
It's a major code donation for Virgo as dm Server hits version 2.0.
Older version of PHP gets fixed for five security flaws and 61 other bugs.
SFLC sues 14 vendors over copyright infringement related to non-compliance with open source software usage and distribution.
New JavaFX RAD Tool for NetBeans coming next week, in preview at least.
A week after the official vote, Java EE 6 is officially available and with it a new Glassfish Java EE 6-compliant server and NetBeans IDE release.
Next-gen Google Web tool debuts to help boost browser-based app speed.
JavaEE 6 is now a final spec, with lots of new features and functions. But not everyone is thrilled about it.