Google App Engine SDK 1.4.0 Prerelease and OpenSocial Spec 1.1 Published
Flume 0.9.2 RC 0 Released
Flume version 0.9.2 RC 0 has been announced, with new NIO-based implementations for tail and exec sources. Support for Avro-based RPC, writing to Kerberized HDFS, and support for Hadoop compression codecs when writing output files, have all been added. This release of Flume also features a new throttling decorator for setting a maximum throughput on particular sinks, and new a C++-based best-effort flume event logger, called 'Flogger.' There have also been improvements to failure recovery.
OpenSocial Spec 1.1 Published With Interactive Gadgets API
The OpenSocial Foundation have published version 1.1 of the specification. This release defines an API for enabling gadgets to communicate with one another via a pub/sub mechanism, and defines metadata that an app can use to specify the events it is able to publish and subscribe. These new features are geared at enabling users to create interactive mashups where components are integrated with one another.
Google App Engine PreRelease SDK 1.4.0
Google App Engine prerelease SDK 1.4.0 is out now! In the Java edition, applications can now pay and keep three instances always running, with the Always On feature. On the API front, the Channel API is now available for all users and Task Queue has been upgraded from experimental feature, to official release status. The deadline for Task Queue and Cron requests has been increased to ten minutes, and a low-level AysncDatastoreService has been added for making calls to the datastore asynchronously.
Congrats, Apache ZooKeeper!
Apache ZooKeeper is now a Top Level Project. Congrats to the ZooKeeper team! It's been a good week for the Apache ecosystem, with OODT also attaining Apache Top Level Project status.
Google Want The World To Be Wed-Aware
Google have released an interactive online book that aims to teach the general public about TCP/IP, HTML, cloud computing, open source, browser extensions and malware. 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web was created by the Google Chrome team using HTML5.