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    Comment: +1 for rapid releases

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    Content Security Policy halts XSS in its tracks

    Content Security Policy halts XSS in its tracks Cross-site scripting (XSS) is one of the biggest problems faced by webmasters. The new Content Security Policy standard should finally provide some relief more »

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    Java EE 7 at a glance

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    Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013

    GitHub gets smart over open source licences

    GitHub GitHub has taken steps to make it easier to set a licence on a new project and to select an open source licence following criticisms that it was making it too easy to leave unlicensed, copyright code in public more »

    Monday, 15 Jul 2013

    One month left for the EclipseCon Europe 2013 call for papers

    EclipseCon artwork The call for papers for EclipseCon Europe 2013, taking place in Ludwigsburg in October, will be open until 12 August. Interested users and developers can submit proposals for talks and tutorials on a number of topics more »

    Maintenance of Apache web server 2.0 discontinued

    Apache feather Version 2.0.65 will be the last update to Apache's HTTP Server 2.0. Those who still use it must act now: a security problem will remain unresolved more »

    Saturday, 13 Jul 2013

    The H Roundup - Hardware destruction and open source creations

    The H Roundup logo In the week ending 13 July - Hardware destruction, OS switcharound, Open Source laptops, Android code-signing holes, shiny new Chrome, vulnerability custody fights, language surveys and zombie backdoors more »

    Friday, 12 Jul 2013

    Developer Break: Nokla Imaging, Perforce, QML, REST, AWS SDKs

    Developer Break In this edition: Nokia Imaging, Perforce betas, QML for WebApps, REST for C++, Amazon SDKs and a blog about D more »

    Verizon connects with Ubuntu for phones carrier group

    Ubuntu for phones Verizon is the latest member of Canonical's Carrier Advisory Group. Canonical has also clarified launch plans, saying only two CAG members will be involved in the initial launch more »

    Firefox OS simulator can now simulate app purchases

    Firefox OS icon Now developers can test how their apps work with receipts from the Mozilla Marketplace, making life easier for those who want to make some money from their HTML5 web applications more »

    Thursday, 11 Jul 2013

    New licences for Wakanda 5

    Wakanda logo Along with a reworked licensing model for the JavaScript platform, the company behind Wakanda, 4D, has added new interface widgets, CSS themes, and features for improved session and permissions management more »

    Spring Tool Suite and Groovy Tool Suite go 3.3.0 for Kepler

    SpringSource logo The SpringSource tool suites are updated for Eclipse Kepler and enhanced with quick search, curated preferences, Spring 4 and Grails 2.3 readiness, fresh components and better memory usage and performance more »

    Akka 2.2 hardens clustering, previews channel typing

    Akka logo The developers have managed to extend the previous version's experimental cluster support, which has now become an official feature. "Coltrane" also offers a preview of Typed Channels more »

    Riak 1.4 can count on the cluster

    Riak logo Distributed counters and better storage formats are among the enhancements in the Riak NoSQL key/value distributed database. There are also improvements in multi-datacentre support and in secondary indexing more »

    $4 million in prize money for more Tizen apps

    Tizen logo Intel, Samsung and the Linux Foundation have together announced the "Tizen App Challenge" to promote the development of apps for the Tizen mobile operating system. The development contest offers prizes of up to $200,000 more »

    Undertow is the new webserver for WildFly

    WildFly logo The next version of Wildfly will include Undertow, a new, performant and non-blocking web server. WildFly is the new name that's been given to the JBoss application server to distinguish it from Red Hat's middleware products more »

    Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013

    Language indexes: PHP is on the rise... or is it?

    Programming Languages Surveyed The July editions of the TIOBE and PYPL programming indexes offer different conclusions. One of them considers the PHP scripting language to be the fastest climber of the year, while the other observes its continued decline more »

    Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013

    Microsoft to open source WCF RIA Services

    OuterCurve logo The technology for simplifying development of n-tier solutions for rich internet applications will be carried forward as Open RIA Services under the umbrella of the Outercurve Foundation more »

    Xen 4.3 releases today with ARM server support

    Xen mascot The latest release of the open source hypervisor brings a technology preview of support for ARMv7 and ARMv8 platforms and security improvements to the virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) more »

    Android's leading version now "Jelly Bean"

    The new leader in Android versions is the combination of Android 4.1 and 4.2, pushing Gingerbread into second place. Another milestone is approaching too as Android 4.x closes on two thirds market share more »

    Monday, 08 Jul 2013

    Searchdaimon open sources its enterprise search

    Searchdaimon logo Billing itself as the alternative to Apache Solr, Searchdaimon Enterprise Search, which has been available since 2006, is now being open sourced as its developers pivot to offer service, support and cloud-hosted versions of it more »

    Saturday, 06 Jul 2013

    The H Roundup - Linux 3.10, Fedora 19 and Mir raises eyebrows

    The H Roundup logo In the week ending 6 July - the 3.10 Linux kernel and Fedora 19 are released, Ubuntu's Mir plans raise eyebrows, the first Firefox OS phones arrive in the market, and German intelligence services are spying on the country's backbone more »

    Friday, 05 Jul 2013

    Rust 0.7 never sleeps

    Rust logo Mozilla's safe, concurrent Rust language gets more refinements in version 0.7 covering copying/cloning, numeric handling and traits, packaging and iterators more »

    Cryptocat's false sense of security with crackable chats

    CryptoCat A security hole made CryptoCat-encrypted chat logs vulnerable between October 2011 and June 2013. A security expert says that seemingly secure chat recordings can be decrypted within minutes more »

    Thursday, 04 Jul 2013

    Systemd 205 starts conversion process to cgroups usage

    Systemd artwork The latest version of the system management tool takes the first steps towards taking control of interactions with the kernel's cgroups more »

    Harlan: A new GPU programming language

    GPU graphic Developed by a researcher at Indiana University, the language was created when investigating which characteristics are required for a language designed from the start to support GPU programming more »

    GitHub adds Releases to make delivering projects easier

    GitHub logo GitHub unveils a new workflow and a new way to deliver releases of a project on GitHub to end users, filling a gap left by last year's shut down of the Downloads option more »

    Qt 5.1 - more than just a minor update

    Qt logo The latest release of the C++ user interface development framework includes various noteworthy new features that weren't expected in this form when development started more »

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