Apple just released an update to their iAd Producer developer tool that assists in the creation of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript-powered content for the company’s interactive, motion-rich iAd platform.

Version 2.0 brings a number of enhancements to animations and effects, overall improvements to the “visual designer” editor,  and enhanced Project Validation features that “automatically checks the size and type of image assets, and that pages and components are configured correctly”. There is also a new “Object List” providing one-click access to any element, improvements to JavaScript editing and debugging, and the usual fixes and performance improvements.

Apple developers can swing by the iAd Producer page on Apple’s dev site to learn more.

Apple also just dropped Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 to address “reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6”. You should see it popping up in Software Update any minute now.

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