DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

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DukeScript, its name derived from Duke, the Java mascot, gives Java developers a way to build HTML5 and JavaScript applications within the comfort of the Java language.

Released earlier this month, DukeScript 1.0 is a framework for developing cross-platform mobile, desktop, and Web applications. These are Java applications that internally use HTML5 technologies and JavaScript for rendering.

“The technology is client-side technology,” DukeScript inventor Jaroslav Tulach, a NetBeans platform architect at Oracle, said this week at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, which has a multitude of JavaScript sessions this year.

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

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FeedHenry must be doing something right. The Node.js-based, enterprise-centric MBaaS (mobile back end as a service) and mobile app development platform, which launched in 2010, now has a buyer: Red Hat.

In a press release issued this morning, Red Hat noted FeedHenry’s app development system is “aligned with Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy.” Specifically, Red Hat bills FeedHenry as an addition to its JBoss xPaaS for OpenShift strategy, designed to create a broad platform for mobile work. But Red Hat has lacked a product of its own to support mobile application development, an area FeedHenry addresses without a lot of overlap with other Red Hat products or services.

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