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First Look at Spring Data JPA 1.1 Series

Jessica Thornsby

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First Look at Spring Data JPA 1.1 Series

Versions 1.0.1 and 1.1.0.M1 of the Spring Data JPA
project have been released. Spring Data JPA 1.0.1 contains bug
fixes, including a fix for pagination for queries using group-by
clause, and no longer loads the entity, which should improve the
performance of SimpleJpaRepository.exists(…). The sources have
been reformatted with the Spring Data Eclipse formatter.

Meanwhile, the first milestone of the 1.1 series, adds the
option of ignoring case in derived method names and upgrades the
dependency to Spring Data Commons 1.2.0.M1. This release can be
used alongside Spring Data MongoDB 1.0.0.M, as they both refer to
the same version of Spring Data Commons. More information on both
releases is available at the Changelog.


Apache Whirr Becomes Top-Level Project

has been voted an Apache Top-Level Project, after
entering the Apache Incubator last year. Apache Whirr is a set of
libraries for running cloud services, which was originally
developed inside the Apache Hadoop project for running Hadoop
clusters on EC2.

“Having been involved since its inception I am delighted to see
Whirr graduate. Whirr has proven easy to develop against and
explain to others, leading to its strong community,” said Adrian
Cole, the Founder of jclouds and Chief Evangelist at Cloudsoft, on
Whirr’s graduation.


Beta of Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0 With SBT-Based

A new beta of the Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0,
has been released for Scala 2.9.1 and Scala 2.8.2-SNAPSHOT. This
tenth beta comes with a new SBT-based builder with inter-project
dependencies, a new field in Compiler preferences for additional
command line parameters, and a “Show Inferred Semicolons” feature
that paints any inferred semicolons in grey:



The integration of mixed Scala/Java projects has also been


Ford and Bug Labs Announce New Open Source

Ford and the open source hardware and software providers Bug
Labs, have announced a new collaborative project to research,
develop and distribute open source hardware, software and cloud
services for in-car connectivity. The OpenXC in-car
research platform
will be based on Bug System, from Bug


Spring Integration 2.1 M1 Adds JRuby

The first milestone of Spring Integration 2.1, has been
announced with new inbound and outbound adapters for AMQP/RabbitMQ.
This release also adds support for JRuby, alongside adding support
for MessageGroupStore to MongoDbMessageStore, and support for
MessageStore and MessageGroupStore to the Redis module. More
information on this release is available at the Release Notes.

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