Sunday, February 26, 2012

Episode 66

Unsupported Operation 66




Active Google Code

Active Github Projects

  • Jetbrais Kotlin
    • Interesting that James Strachan, Groovy Creator is a committer for the language/libraries.  Moved on from Scala love then?
  • Java Chronicle
    • This library is an ultra low latency, high throughput, persisted, messaging and event driven in memory database.  The typical latency is as low at 16 nano-seconds and supports throughputs of 5-20 million messages/record updates per second.
  • Action Bar Sherlock
    • Use the action bar in all versions of Android, uses native ActionBar when available, or automatically wrapping your existing layouts when not.  Version 4.0 coming soon with Ice Cream Sandwich action bar.
  • Microsoft Translator Java API





Sunday, February 19, 2012

Episode 65

Unsupported Operation 65


Other / Misc

  • Play 2.0 RC2 available. When asked where the webframework for Kotlin is at JFokus, JB reps said “Look at Play 2.0, we’ll make it work with Kotlin”. Good to know they’re not interested in reinventing every wheel out there.
  • DropWizard went 0.2.0 - guys get your versions sorted!
  • lamdaj 2.4 released - looks nice, but after using Kotlin/Xtend - these all feel too hacked on - even more so than they did before.
  • Netty 3.3.1 released - supports SPDY, SPDY seems to be gaining traction and a call for it to be included in HTTP 2.0 has also been made.
  • HalBuilder 1.0.1 released to Maven Central.
  • Gerrit is now available at the Eclipse foundation


  • TeamCity 7.0 RC
  • IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 114.145 EAP
    • new Groovy Console / REPL - doesn’t work against grails apps apparently (yet)
    • More SVN 1.7 improvements
  • Kotlin build tools available - Evgeny Goldin has been writing the maven plugin, which currently relies upon his ivy-plugin to download the latest kotlin from teamcity ( which exposes artifacts as an Ivy repo - NOT a maven repo ).
    • Did we say Kotlin was open sourced?
  • A decompiled Kotlin class shows how named parameters, nullability, and type reification works to enhance IDE support.


  • Apollo Action MQ Sub-project went 1.0 - Apollo's new threading model which is geared to multi-core microprocessors makes it faster, more scalable and more reliable than ActiveMQ and perhaps many other messaging projects.
  • Apache Sqoop 1.4.1 incubating release - used for migrating Hadoop data between Hadoop and relational dbs
  • Apache DeltaCloud announced as top level project -Apache Deltacloud defines a RESTful Web Service application programming interface (API) for interacting with Cloud service providers and resources in those clouds in a unified manner. In addition, it consists of a number of implementations of this API for the most popular Clouds such as Amazon, Eucalyptus, GoGrid, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack, Rackspace, and more. In addition to the API server, the project also provides client libraries for a wide variety of languages.
  • Apache Commons Daemon 1.0.9
  • Subversion 1.7.3
  • Apache DeltaSpike - CDI extentions repository for Java devs
  • HttpClient 4.2.1-beta







Sunday, February 12, 2012

Episode 64

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Episode 63 - First for 2012

Unsupported Operation 63 - First for 2012


  • Sensei DB - Open-source, distributed, realtime, semi-structured database from LinkedIn
  • Resteasy 2.3.1
  • Gitblit 0.8.2 - pure java git repo manager
  • Guartz 1.1 out - Guice + Quartz
  • New chromedriver release from SeleniumHQ - release notes - download - interesting, downloads are from the chromium google code site, not selenium? Oo - this is the server...
  • Eclipse Orion - new content assist ( live templates ) a lot of nice improvements in this new milestone release.

Apache Maven / Sonatype