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Apple adds support for Java SE 6 to Leopard

The 57MB Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1 release adds support for Java SE 6, which had been missing from Leopard since its release last fall.

Visual Ajax Studio comes to the Mac

WaveMaker has released a beta version of Visual Ajax Studio for the Mac.

Microsoft reveals new content partners, DRM for Silverlight

Microsoft has unveiled new content partners for Silverlight and provided details for a new DRM system for the technology.

Developer code connects iPhones, Blu-ray Disc players

BD Touch is a new development kit that lets iPhones and iPod touch devices interact with Blu-ray Disc players that support BD Live.

Google offers to host services on App Engine

Google is offering to host enterprise Web applications on its own infrastructure with a new tool for developers, App Engine.

Build a crossword puzzle assistant

Create a simple shell script to help complete partial words in crossword puzzles.

ColdFusion 8 gains 64-bit support

Adobe has released a 64-bit update to ColdFusion, its Web application development software.

Exec touts developing iPhone apps without SDK

Through a combination of Microsoft and other technologies, developers can build a Web application for the iPhone without having to use Apple’s SDK, the CEO of a consulting firm says.

WebObjects conference to precede WWDC

WOWODC 08, the annual conference dedicate to Apple's WebObjects Web app development framework, is set to happen immediately before WWDC in June.

Unity game engine coming to the iPhone

Unity Technologies is making its Unity 3D game development platform available for iPhone game creation.

Intel, Microsoft: Multi-core chips need new developer skills

More than charity lies behind Microsoft and Intel's announcement this week that they will donate US$20 million to a pair of U.S. colleges in the hope of spurring advances in parallel, or multicore, programming research, as a Microsoft research scientist readily acknowledged.

ForgEdit programmer’s text editor debuts

A new text editor for Mac OS X programmers is now available for $29.

Sun to build virtual machine for iPhone

Sun’s Eric Klein said that Sun will build a Java Virtual Machine for both the iPhone and iPod touch now that Apple has released an SDK for the devices, Computerworld reports.