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GContracts AST Transformation Framework 1.2.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, the results of March’s TIOBE Index and bug fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.11.

GContracts AST Transformation Framework 1.2.0
Released

Version 1.2.0 of the GContracts AST transformation framework, has
been released. Prior to 1.2, @Requires and @Ensures were supported
in concrete or abstract cases, now pre- and postconditions can
appear in either concrete classes, abstract classes or interfaces.
Common pre- and postconditions can also be defined as reusable
annotations. This version is more restrictive in applying AST
transformations, with only classes or packages annotated with
@Contracted being processed during compilation runs. This version
comes with a multi-module Gradle build consisting of
gcontracts-core, gcontracts-doc, and gcontracts-grails. The
binaries can be downloaded from GitHub.

Sun.com to Disappear June 1st

The www.sun.com website will go dark on June 1st.
Most of the BigAdmin, OpenSolaris.com and some SDN content has
already been migrated to OTN.

C# to Compete with Java?

C# has climbed to the number four spot in March’s TIOBE Index, causing TIOBE Software to
refer to C# as “the only serious candidate to compete with
Java.”

Bug Fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.11

Apache Tomcat version 7.0.11 has been released. This is primarily a
security and bug fix release, which adds a mechanism for users to
register their own URLStreamHandlerFactory objects, and corrects a
possible threading issue in JSP compilation when the development
mode is used. More information is available at the Changelog.

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