Big news of the week:
●Apache PDFBox 1.2.1 - bug fixes
●Apache OpenWebBeans - JSR-299 "Context and Dependency Injection for Java" and JSR-330 "atinject". Incubator project.
●Apache Tomcat 6.0.28 released
●Apache JMeter 2.4 out - must be Java 1.5, records HTTPS sessions, supports JUnit 4 annotations, support for javax.script, new samplers and additions to samplers for Mail, SMTP, JMS (not loosing messages).
●Project Coin updates with resource statements? this done?
●JSF 2.1 now in Glassfish nightlies. Mostly performance enhancements from 1.2 contributed by Oracle.
●http://implicit.ly/play-scala-07 - Play for Scala 0.7 out
●Scala 2.8 final out (and Martin indicates he is leaving University to form a commercial support company for Scala - do you have evidence of this apart from the comment on uncle bob's ( name?) blog? ) No, do you think its fake?
●Maciej Matyjas gave a talk on "Scaling Web Apps with Akka" for LSUG at Skillsmatter in London. The video and slides are online
●Scala IDE has gone final for 2.8.0 - blog.
●Every man and his dog have updated their libraries to run with 2.8 - (scalasti 0.4.1,classutil 0.2.1,grizzled-slf4j 0.2.4,avsl 0.2.4,Grizzled Scala 0.7.3,logula 1.0.3)
●New book, Groovy for DSLs
●Gaelyk hits 0.4.2. 0.4 introduced plugins, 0.41 performane improvements and tracking GAE API, and 0.4.2 bug fixes.
●Pretext released - automatticaly intercept and reply to SMS messages when driving.
●Symbian^3 now supports CLDC - plus a whole heap of other mobile related JSRs
●SourceForge 2.0 now offers SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial and Bazaar. DVCS byebye!
●JetBrains YouTrack taken off the (for sale) market....
Dunce of the week