Daily Roundup

Android 3.0 Preview SDK Released and eXo Launch IDE for Elastic Beanstalk

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, what’s coming up in ECF 3.5 and Snooks 1.4 released.

Sneak Peek of ECF 3.5

Scott Lewis has posted a blog offering an insight into what we can
expect from version 3.5 of the Eclipse Communication Framework
(ECF.) The release, due in February, will feature a full
implementation of the OSGi Remote Service Admin (RSA)
specification. The team are currently testing ECF’s implementation
of this spec with the OSGi TCK. Lewis reveals that the
implementation already supports asynchronous remote services in a
standards-compliant way. The latest release of ECF is 3.4, released in October.

Google Plugin for Eclipse 2.2 M1

The Google Plugin for Eclipse version 2.2M1 has been released, with Google
Web Toolkit 2.2M1.This plugin comes with a fully integrated UI
designer after Google acquired GWT Designer as part of the
Instantiations acquisition. GWT SDK support for HTML5 specific
features has been added, including the Audio/Video tag and Canvas,
although please note that these APIs are still experimental. The
plugin is available for Eclipse 3.6, Eclipse 3.5 and Eclipse

Preview of Android 3.0 SDK Released

A preview of the Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ SDK has
been released. The SDK features non-final APIs and system image, so
developers can start testing their existing apps on a tablet
form-factor, and get acquainted with the new APIs, UI patterns and
capabilities that will be released as part of Android 3.0. The SDK
also gives developers access to a new property-based animation
framework for adding visual effects to their apps, and multimedia
features such as HTTP Live streaming support. A Preview SDK Introduction is available for those
wishing to try the SDK.

The Android team are also updating the SDK Tools (r9), NDK (r5b), and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (9.0.0)

eXo Launch IDE for Elastic Beanstalk

Provider of Java user experience and portal technologies eXo
have announced an eXo Cloud IDE for
Amazon’s Elastic Beatstalk
PaaS. The eXo Cloud IDE is an open
cloud service for extending the Elastic Beanstalk runtime benefits
into the development phase. eXo Cloud IDE is a standalone offering
that integrates with the Elastic Beanstalk platform to provide an
out-of-the-box container for apps, including mobile and social
applications. It features a preview panel and a context sensitive,
auto-complete multi-file editor. A beta version is currently

Smooks 1.4 with Apache Camel Integration

Version 1.4 of the Smooks open source
data integration framework, has been released. Smooks targets
building applications for processing XML and non XML data using
Java. This release adds EDI Object Serialisation to EJC generated
POJOs, and a new Dynamic Model Builder for process evolving
configuration namespaces. Apache Camel Integration and support for
bean wiring by bean type and bean annotation are also new for 1.4.
The release features over 85 bug fixes.

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