Language/library updatesSolver Foundation released for modeling
The Async CTP (which introduces the "async" and "await" keywords) has been updated, primarily to work with Visual Studio 2010 SP1.A pair of RIM SDKs
Tools and productsNetBeans 7.0
NetBeans 7.0 has been released in final form. The new version includes support for JDK 7 and HTML5.AppDynamics 3.2
AppDynamics has released version 3.2 of its namesake application performance management tool. It has two new features. The first is the ability to work with various caching systems like Memcached. The other is that it can now diagnose SOA performance issues.Telerik betas two new tools
Coverity has leveraged its existing code testing platform to produce Coverity Integrity Control. This new tool reports on a variety of metrics to help highlight problems in your development process.Mapping iPhone APIs to Windows Phone 7
Microsoft released the platform preview for IE10, which enhances IE9's support for new and existing standards around HTML5. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft can become Agile enough to keep up with these moving targets.Engine Yard offers free trials
Eucalyptus Systems (who make on-premise cloud software) and Puppet Labs (enterprise system management) have teamed up to deliver a package that combines the Eucalyptus cloud offering with the Puppet management package.
Editorial and commentaryLatest Appcelerator/IDC Mobile Development Report
One of my favorite regular events is the release of the Appcelerator/IDC Mobile Developer Report. What's interesting is that interest in Windows Phone 7 development fell, but RIM fell so much that Windows Phone 7 actually passed it. Who knew you could gain by losing? Also, there are some critically important insights regarding why developers are not interested in the second tier players (hint: it's not market share as everyone assumes).Great Dilbert on offshoring
Tips and tricksIntroduction to Script#
EventsCarolina Code Camp
There will be a Code Camp on May 14 in Charlotte, NC. I'll be giving two presentations, and there will be a number of other presentations as well. The event is free of charge.ZendCon 2011 needs papers
Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.