Daily Roundup

Groovy 1.7.4 and 1.8-beta-1, and Drupal Takes to the Cloud

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, two new releases for Hibernate: Hibernate maintenance release version 3.5.4 and the first beta of Hibernate 3.6.0, which merges new modules into the Hibernate core.

SonarJ 6.0 – How Deep Does Your Application

Version 6.0 of SonarJ has been released.

SonarJ is a software architecture management tool that can be
integrated into your IDE, and can help pinpoint deviations between
the intended software architecture and the code. This release comes
with a new dashboard and a new metric ‘structural debt index’ for
measuring the structural debt in your application. Build units have
been added as physical type containers, which should simplify the
mapping between Maven or Eclipse projects and SonarJ projects.

First Beta of Hibernate 3.6.0!

The Hibernate team have announced two new releases: Hibernate 3.5.4 and 3.6.0.Beta1.

Hibernate 3.5.4 is a maintenance release fixing a number of
minor bugs, including support for joined inheritance and a
regression that prevented 3.5.3 being usable in JDK 1.4
environments. Hibernate 3.6.0.Beta1 features bug fixes and new
features. In this release, some modules have been merged into the
core; including the hibernate-jmx and hibernate-annotations.
Support for JDK 1.4 has been dropped.

Bug Fixes for Groovy 1.7.4…….

Groovy version 1.7.4 is out now.

Version 1.7.4 is a new minor release, which adds a few new GDK
methods and rectifies issues with automatic reloading when using
the GroovyScriptEngine. There is also a new option in the Groovy
swing console to compile scripts, and the option to customise the
target bytecode version used by ACG.

…….and a Sneak Peek at Groovy 1.8.

Groovy 1.8-beta-1.

This is the first peek at the next major version of Groovy. This
release moves to Gradle for the build, and showcases some early
work towards attaining more granular Groovy JARs. Closures are now
“callable,” and Groovy gets a list of new AST transformations.

Drupal Gardens: Drupal In The Clouds

is now in public beta. Drupal Gardens is a cloud
version of the open source Drupal content management system, which
aims to help developers build socially smart websites and

The Drupal Gardens team are currently working on a collection of
site templates and themes, but developers can also create their own
site templates and designs, then clone those templates and roll
them out across new websites.

Drupal Gardens is free across all tiers until the end of 2010,
when the Superer Drupal edition will be priced at $19.95 per month,
per site, and the Superest Drupal edition will be priced at $39.95
per month, per site.

The next major version of Drupal is still is in development,
with a beta of Drupal 7 expected in August, 2010.


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