JAX London 2014: A retrospective
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First RC of JDK7 Arrives!

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, Apache CODI reaches 2.0.0.

First RC of JDK7 Arrives!

The first release candidate of JDK7 has been announced! This addresses some showstopper bugs, including a JIT correctness bug, and a number of hard VM crashes. If no more critical issues are reported, and pending the approval of JSR 336 and the component JSRs in their Final Approval Ballots in the JCP, this release candidate will become the GA build, to be released later this month.

 

Major Rewrites for Apache Commons Digester 3.0

Apache Commons Digester version 3.0 has been released. The original Digester implementation has been rewritten, adding a new architecture to load modules and allow users to write and include their own extensions, and the ability to express Rules via EDSL. The errors reporting has also been improved, in an effort to make rules binding debug operations easier. An errors list of wrong bindings is now reported when the loader attempts to create a new Digester instance, whereas previously this was reported when the new Digester instance was running. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Apache Commons Digester allows users to configure an XML to Java object mapping module. This triggers ‘rules’ actions whenever a particular pattern of nested XML elements is recognised.

 

Apache MyFaces ‘CODI’ Reaches 1.0.0

The fifth release of Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI (aka CODI) has been announced. CODI 1.0.0 adds dependency injection support for ExceptionHandler, and an optional property file based configuration. ViewExpiredException should now be displayed by the DefaultErrorView, and ‘messageContext’ is supported in el-expressions. More information is available at the Release Notes.

CODI is a modularised toolbox for CDI-based applications, that provides portable CDI extensions for the Java platform.

 

WaveMaker 6.3.2 Released Under Apache 2.0

WaveMaker 6.3.2 is now GA! WaveMaker 6.3.2 improves the Palette, Model, and Services set of tabs, and active tabs are now available for each service in the project. There is also project-wide save functionality, properties to increase the canvas size, and drag and drop functionality for widgets within the model tree. Beginning with this release, the WaveMaker source code will be licensed under the Apache license 2.0. More information on the changes, is available at the Release Notes.

The WaveMaker graphical was acquired by VMware earlier this year.

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