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  • Microsoft links free SQL database with ASP .Net

    Microsoft is enabling its free SQL CE (SQL Server Compact Edition) database to work within ASP.Net Web applications, thus providing a lightweight database option for ASP.Net Web development, a Microsoft official said this week.

  • MeeGo mobile effort offers baseline code

    MeeGo, a Linux Foundation effort to provide a mobile version of Linux, moves on Wednesday to "Day 1" of the MeeGo Handset User Experience project, with developers able to access handset baseline source code and leverage touch capabilities, MeeGo representatives said.

  • YouTube backs Flash

    In the ongoing debate over whether to use Flash or HTML5, Google has weighed in heavily in favor of using HTML5.

  • Oracle APEX gets Web 2.0 boost

    Oracle has upgraded its Oracle Application Express development software so that it will allow developers to add some Web 2.0 flash to their applications.

  • Facebook engineer: Going large requires thinking small

    When managing a constantly expanding system with many moving parts, it is crucial to break the system into large numbers of small pieces and manage them with lots of small, dedicated teams, advised Bobby Johnson, who is director of engineering for Facebook, at the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston.