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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/11/24

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CA, the agile solutions company, introduced a new suggestion box forum called the Agile Planner Community.  The community will give developers a chance  to mold the future of CA's upcoming Agile Planner tool.  Go there now and tell CA the best ways to carry out agile project management.  The first 50 ideas submitted before December 1st will be entered in a drawing for a one of five Flip video cameras!

Google just launched full extension support for the Chrome browser.  Developers may now upload their extensions to Chrome's extension gallery.  There are already some test extensions from Google such as Gmail checker.  These test extensions already work on the upcoming Chrome for Mac.

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) just released a Cloud Computing Risk Assesment document.  According to ENISA, risk number one for cloud computing is vendor lock-in.  Lock-in makes it very difficult to migrate from one cloud provider to another, or to migrate to or from an in-house IT environment.  The other risks included custom implementations of authentication, authorization, and accounting.

A new chart of smartphone requests by OS shows that the iPhone and Android operating systems are taking command of the US market.  The Android OS, which now accounts for one fifth of US requests, is experiencing dramatic growth.  All it took was a bunch of confrontational Droid ads to really give Android a boost.  However, the worldwide stats give us a different picture with iPhone grabbing 50% of the requests and Symbian garnering 25%.  Worldwide, Android has only 11% of requests.

Java 7 closures continue to be on most developers' minds at DZone.  "More detail on Closures in JDK 7" is the top link in 24 hours and it reveals a few more details on the series of events surrounding the unprecedented Devoxx announcement. 
The heated debate over JDK 7 is still going strong over on Javalobby.

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