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Daily Dose - Java ME Devs Get a Testing Price Cut

06.22.2010
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The mobile manufacturers that make up the Unified Test Initiative have decided to lower the price of testing Java ME software on different mobile phones and networks.  Previously, developers had to pay 300 euros ($371.64) to test their most complicated apps.  Now under the UTI's Simple App testing criteria, developers can verify Java ME applications for just 75 euros ($92.91).  This test and verification suite covers a wide range of functions like screen size, encryption, and installation over the air.  

Windows Phone 7 in October?
A leaked snippet from an Australian carrier Telstra shows a roadmap with a square for a Windows Phone 7 device.  The device is an HTC Mozart and the release is marked for October.  The Mozart was confirmed as a real device, but we'll have to see if the October release date holds.

Red Hat Customers Get Nifty Portal
Available in nine languages, the new customer portal from Red Hat provides access to its Linux platform, middleware, virtualization and cloud solutions.  Users will also have access to written resources, product lines, trial versions, and security updates.  You can also open up support tickets if you have a current subscription.

Bespin  Implements Less.js
Mozilla's web-based IDE, Bespin, has reached version 0.8, which is half the size of the previous release.  It also uses the Less.js package to give UI components global theme variables that change dynamically with the theme.  Users can generate their own UIs with a new client-side template engine and they can embed Bespin's command line in custom Embedded builds.  The developers have also decided to rewrite the server in JavaScript.

Less.js Will Obsolete CSS
Find out what everyone in web design is talking about.  This link was contributed by Rich LaMarche.
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