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On Friday, the second version of the Couchbase Server was revealed. The new server should "be easy to install and manage, and will bring new indexing and query support; the combination of technologies offers the lowest latency, highest throughput NoSQL database available". CouchDB, along with SQLite, also introduced UnQL, a NoSQL query language that is "similiar to SQL in many ways but is designed for working with NoSQL document databases". The developer preview of Couchbase Server 2.0 is available now.

PhoneGap 1.0 adds Native Device APIs

The popular open source mobile development framework based on HTML PhoneGap released version 1.0 Friday. The new version includes native device APIs for several mobile devices. The release also includesAPI stability and puggable architecture, W3C API compabitility, Contacts API, and remote debugging tools. PhoneGap 1.0 is free from the official website.

Java 7 breaks Lucene and Solr

The recently released Java 7 has a "defective optimiser that can cause flawed loops", which affects a number of Apache projects including "every published version of Lucene and Solr". Loops in both of the popular open-source search projects are incorrectly compiled and corrupt indexes. Oracle has currently labeled the fissues as "low" to "medium" priorities.

1,000 IBM Patents Acquired by Google

Google acquired 1,000 patents from IBM on Friday, dealing with several markets including "web-based querying" to "fabrication and architecture of memory and microprocessing chips".  While Google is fighting a legal battle against Oracle, the technology giant "at times will acquire patnets that are relevant to its business needs". Google's Kent Walker wrote in a blog post about Google's current legal battles, 

The tech world has recently seen an explosion in patent litigation, often involving low-quality software patents, which threatens to stifle innovation," Walker wrote in a blog post. "Some of these lawsuits have been filed by people or companies that have never actually created anything; others are motivated by a desire to block competing products or profit from the success of a rival's new technology. The patent system should reward those who create the most useful innovations for society, not those who stake bogus claims or file dubious lawsuits.

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