Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Unsupported Operation Episode 8

Unsupported Operation 8 (mp3)

    Java / Tools
    • Brian Goetz gets made architect of Java by Oracle
    • Mobile: IO library for LWUIT - pretty comprehensive,
    • Mobile: Blackberry 6 Java SDK
    • Java developers remain in demand by a fair margin
    • A talk about the Universal JVM released this week featuring Alex Buckly (spec lead of JVM and java lang). Talks about other langs on JVM and JSR 292. He even *looks* like a wanker.
    • and he gets it wrong with his first optimization - he inlines a public method and removes it.
    • and the interviewer is a dufust
    • Interesting library - DataValve
    • focuses on providing pagination on top of your source of data (be it JPA, CSV, XML, etc) and a query language on top of that data + caching.
    • Most web sites and grids and so forth need to page through data, this provides a common interface.
    • Other Maven developers than Jason Van Zyl told to fuck off.
    • EhCache 2.2 released with support for terabyte data caches and JAAS & ldap integration
    • monitoring
    • multi-data centre support
    • common runtime library
    • new toolkit api designed to share common connections across multiple client types
    • OpenFaces 3.0 EA2 released with better integration with JSF 2.0
    • JPPF 2.2 releases - JPPF is an open source grid computing platform
    • notable as it drops support for JDK 1.5
    • First Spring release for GemFire I have seen, Spring GemFire 1.0.0M1
    • FEST-Assert 1.3 released - with 1.3.1 due early this week due to a introduced NPE Mark found ( darn early adopters! )
    JavaOne news Clojure Groovy
    • Gradle 0.9rc1 out - (improved Eclipse plugin, many bug fixes, better performance, better -t output and single/debug test execution).
    • Grails Maven Plugin 1.3.3 out
    • GMaven 1.3 out but still isn't working in an ideal fashion due to issues with Groovy stub generation for external use.
    • Grails latest revs of 1.2.x and 1.3.x should be out by the time you hear this
    • JavaFX 1.3.1 is out ( new release of Netbeans came out as well with support for 1.3.1 )
    Scala Other
    • Adobe purchased Day Software - a JCR provider. All of Adobe's server side stuff is Java and Day's is all Java.

    • NetBeans 6.9.1 now available for download
    • performance improvements
    • Support for JavaFX 1.3.1 and JavaFX Debugger
    • lots of patches
    • YouTrack 2.1 was released from Jetbrains
    • importing from Trac and CSV
    • Oracle release a plugin pack for Eclipse for Coherence, Weblogic and oddly, Glassfish.
    • Google purchases the Java side of Instantiations - makers of SWT/Swing/GWT Designers for Eclipse. All Java, Eclipse and AJAX stuff goes to Google, Instantiations stays in business focusing on Smalltalk
    • How many people got knocked out in Eclipse by Oracle changing the vendor name for the JDK 6 u21?