JAX London 2014: A retrospective
Daily Roundup

Akka 1.0 RC5 and Gradle 0.9.2 Maintenance Release

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new tool for integrating Xtext and Spring Roo.

New Tool for Integrating Xtext and Spring Roo

A prototype of xtext4roo has been announced for integrating Xtext in Spring Roo. Xtext4roo provides an OSGi bundle that wraps Xtext to run within the Apache Felix Container of Spring Roo, and allows Xtext DSLs to be registered within Spring Roo. Please note that this is currently a prototype, and some functionality is missing.

HawtDispatch 1.1 Upgrades to Scala 2.8.1

FuseSource have announced HawtDispatch version 1.1. HawtDispatch is a thread pooling and NIO event notification framework API for developing multi-threaded applications. It is modeled after Apple’s libdispatch API. This version upgrades to Scala 2.8.1, and includes Scala continuations support and Profiler Hooks.

CodeNarc IntelliJ IDEA Plugin

A CodeNarc plugin for IntelliJ IDEA has been released. This plugin adds CodeNarc’s static Groovy code analysis rules to IntelliJ.

The plugin can be downloaded from github.

Bug Fixes for Gradle 0.9.2

A bug fix release of Gradle has been announced. Gradle version 0.9.2 fixes a list of bugs, and implements some changes to the Gradle build language to simplify writing rules in your build. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

New XQuery Web App Written on MarkLogic

SteamWiki is a new open source project, coded in XQuery to run on MarkLogic Server. It is a wiki, repository, and knowledge-discovery system, where users can locate information via full-text search, filtered and faceted search, and related content matches. Please note that SteamWiki is currently in the Planning stage, and only a small amount of code has been written.

Akka 1.0 RC5 Released

The fifth RC of Akka 1.0 has been released. According to the announcement, Akka 1.0 RC4 was a “mistake” that was pushed too early, and this “will very likely be the final 1.0 release.” Please see the Release Notes for more information on the changes.

New EAP Buld of RubyMine 3.1

A new EAP build of RubyMine 3.1 (102.217) has been released. This build adds autopopup code completion, GitHub integration and parameter refactoring, which allows users to invoke the Refactor Introduce Parameter menu action when they wish to introduce a parameter for the message text. Users can also edit the desired parameter name in the Introduce Parameter dialogue box. The JavaScript debugger is now more “Rails-aware,” and users can build a Rails app into a .WAR file from RubyMine.

Apache HttpClient Extends Authentication Support

HttpComponents have announced the 4.1 release of the Apache HttpClient HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent implementation. This version adds support for NTLMv1, NTLMv2, and NTLM2 Session authentication, and SPNEGO/Kerberos authentication. Preemptive authentication for BASIC and DIGEST schemes is also supported, alongside host multihoming.

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