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  • WSO2 Launches Open-Source Cloud Platform

    Open-source middleware maker WSO2 has launched an open source cloud platform that should be of interest to enterprise Java developers. Called Stratos, it's a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for building and deploying apps and services "with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB) and application server."

  • Deployment Automation Tool for Java EE Launched

    The deployment phase of the application lifecycle can be an untidy business, prone to errors that result in delays. Automating the process, the experts say, can reduce errors and delays, not to mention headaches. Deployment automation has, in fact, become an essential component of a number of application lifecycle management (ALM) systems.

  • Lower Merion Seeks Outside Help with IT Policies in Wake of Webcam Suit

    The school district enmeshed in a lawsuit for using school laptops to capture images of students without their knowledge has just signed a $25,000 contract with SunGard Services to help with IT auditing and policy development. The school board for Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania approved the emergency expenditure in May 2010 after reviewing a report from a national legal firm that investigated the district's use of a "theft tracking" Webcam feature.

  • Yahoo Develops Interface Classification System for Hadoop

    Developers at Yahoo have been working on a new interface classification system in Hadoop to distinguish two facets of an interface from the perspective of backward compatibility: the audience of the interface and the stability of the interface.