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BeanValidation 1.1 Spec Lead Proposes New Features

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Apache CODI 0.9.3 released and BIRT 2.6.2 fixes security vulnerability.

Fourth Release for Apache CODI

The fourth release of Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI ‘CODI’ has
been announced. CODI provides portable CDI extensions for the Java
platform. The 0.9.3 release adds pluggable interceptor
implementations and StartupEventBroadcaster, and includes support
for hybrid view-config/navigation constellations.

New to CODI? Check out our
with Gerhard Petracek, to learn more about this

Specs2 Scala Tool Reaches 1.0

Specs2 1.0 has been announced. Specs2 provides a library for
writing executable software specs in Scala, which comes with forms
for writing Fitnesse-like specifications, ScalaCheck properties and
mocks with Mockito. It can also integrate with SBT and JUnit tools.
Specs2 can be downloaded from the project’s

BIRT 2.6.2 Fixes Cross-Site Scripting

BIRT 2.6.2 has been released. This is primarily
a bug fix release, and includes fixes for pagination bugs that
could prevent scripts from firing when using a page break interval
of 0, and fixes for a security issue with the example Web Viewer,
which posed a cross-site scripting vulnerability. In addition to
the fixes, a formatter object in the expression builder has been
introduced to format dates, strings and numbers within a given

New Preview of RubyMine 3.1.1

A new preview of RubyMine 3.1.1 has been released
(103.170 EAP) with a list of bug fixes, including fixes for problems
with the debugger and cases where Gem installation failed.

More Collaboration for BeanValidation 1.1?

BeanValidation 1.1 spec lead Emmanuel Bernard has posted
his thoughts on what features should be brought
into the next release, including logical OR composition, a simple
API for building consistent ConstraintViolationExceptions and
clarification of the rules for OSGi style containers. He has also
laid out a plan for encouraging collaboration with other JSR leads,
with the goal of integrating Bean Validation into a variety of
lifecycles of the SE/EE platforms.

Simple Build Tool 0.9.1 Released

Version 0.9.1 of the SBT build tool
for Scala, has been released. The source code can be downloaded from

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