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Microsoft prescribes more REST

Details have begun to emerge about the next versions of Visual Studio and Windows Server this week -- and the message from Redmond is to REST up

Details have begun to emerge about the next versions of Visual Studio and Windows Server this week — and the message from Redmond is to REST up.

Visual Studio 2010 will incorporate a "TiVo for developers" feature that will be able to record testing sessions in an attempt to avoid the all too frequent "can't reproduce" reply to bugs.

JQuery will also be incorporated into Visual Studio 2010. In an unexpected move, Microsoft said that they would contribute tests, bug fixes, and patches to JQuery and that later this year they would extend product support to it.

There was also movement on the iPhone front this week.

The NDA that put a shroud over iPhone development was removed for software that had already been released for the device; however, unreleased software still falls under the NDA agreement.

According to reports this week, Adobe has confirmed that it will be bringing Flash to the iPhone.

Just in case you thought it had been too long without a tirade, Richard Stallman returned to the headlines as he said cloud computing was "stupidity" and that it would ultimately result in vendor lock-in and escalating costs.

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