Java / Tools
- Java EE 7 Spec gets unanimous approval
- Nothing will impact Java developers more than the formal release of IE9
- IE8 and Safari own pwn’d in the pwntoown, Firefox and Chrome did not, even with Chrome’s 20k bounty.
- Chrome didn’t fall, but Google patched the Pwn2Own Webkit bug in chrome. The bug was in WebKit and was
used to exploit the Blackberry RIM Torch phone. Since it was in WebKit, Google patched it for Chrome.
- Firefox 4 will be out shortly
- TestNG 6.0 - one thing I never mentioned during the recording
was that TestNG fully supports and runs JUnit 3.x tests for backwards compatibility.
- Apache Lenya 2.0.6 released
- exo launches 3.5 of its cloud platform and Cloud IDE targeted at Java, Groovy,
- JavaATE - another layer on top of Java projects
- Josh Marinachi starts releasing new Java UI libraries in Amino and Animo.js
similar to AppFuse but for the Google App Engine - uses Spring, Spring Security, Sitemesh
- Oracle Releases Java Mobile Development Framework - more layers to the JSF Burrito
- Roboguice 1.1.1 released - and someone
- Android Annotations released - works with Roboguice
and adds compiler pre-processing to everything, like suggested on mailing list.
- Free ebook on Android Development available - Android Application Development from A to Z
Jenkins / Hudson / Continuous Integration
- Interesting to see Stuart McCulloch’s new branch to convert/run Hudson under an OSGi container - each plugin to eventually be its own OSGi bundle.
- Pulse Continuous Integration Server 2.3
Non JDK Languages
- Groovy 1.7.10 and 1.8-rc-3 released - due to some
hiccups in the release process, not fixes intended for the 1.7.9 release made it in, and a synchronization bug in 1.8-rc2 was fixed.
- Victor Savkin’s video on releasing artifacts on maven-central using Gradle and Github
- 19 updated plugins for Grails, 3 new
- GroovyServ 0.6 released
- Final PDF of The Joy of Clojure now available from Mannings download site
- JRuby 1.6.0 Released: Now with Ruby 1.9.2 Support
- Cooper - Object Pascal for Java - Delphi still fighting the war lost years ago
- Sculptor 2.0 is out
- IE9 released, Firefox 4 due on March 24
- GWT 2.3 to support IE9, until
then - update your apps to force IE9 into IE8 mode
- Google just made the entire web 1s faster
- Selenium releases new Android Server allowing you to webtest the Android browser.
- John Hurst from the Wellington Java User Group posted Bruce Chapmans recent talk on Java 7 ( AVI Video link )
- MonoDB 1.8 released - now with a write ahead journal system for crash recovery ( disabled by default ) - now IMHO worth looking at :)
- List of 2011 Google Summer of Code accepted organizations/projects available